Identification of <i>Chaoborus</i> kairomone chemicals that induce defences in <i>Daphnia</i>

November 14th, 2018 by Linda C. Weiss

Identification of Chaoborus kairomone chemicals that induce defences in Daphnia

Identification of <i>Chaoborus</i> kairomone chemicals that induce defences in <i>Daphnia</i>, Published online: 14 November 2018; doi:10.1038/s41589-018-0164-7

The freshwater microcrustacean Daphnia pulex forms defensive neckteeth in response to a collection of chemical cues (the kairomone), now identified as certain fatty acids conjugated to glutamine, released during digestion by its predator Chaoborus.
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