Brooding in the Chilean Oyster Ostrea chilensis: Unexpected Complexity in the Movements of Brooded Offspring within the Mantle Cavity.Pechenik, Jan A.
Mardones-Toledo, Daniela A.
Montory, Jaime A.
Thompson, Raymond J.
Diederich, Casey M.
Mardones, Maria L.
Chaparro, Oscar R.
Brooding in invertebrates serves to protect embryos from stressful external conditions by retaining progeny inside the female body, effectively reducing the risk of pelagic stages being exposed to predation or other environmental stressors, but with accompanying changes in pallial fluid characteristics, including reduced oxygen availability. Brooded embryos are usually immobile and often encapsula... read more
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- Mardones-Toledo DA, Montory JA, Joyce A, Thompson RJ, Diederich CM, Pechenik JA, et al. (2015) Brooding in the Chilean Oyster Ostrea chilensis: Unexpected Complexity in the Movements of Brooded Offspring within the Mantle Cavity. PLoS ONE 10(4): e0122859. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0122859.