Ctenophore population recruits entirely through larval reproduction in the central Baltic Sea

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Ctenophore population recruits entirely through larval reproduction in the central Baltic Sea. / Jaspers, Cornelia; Haraldsson, Matilda; Bolte, Sören; Reusch, Thorsten B.H.; Thygesen, Uffe Høgsbro; Kiørboe, Thomas.

In: Biology Letters, Vol. 8, No. 5, 2012, p. 809-812.

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2012

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Jaspers, Cornelia; Haraldsson, Matilda; Bolte, Sören; Reusch, Thorsten B.H.; Thygesen, Uffe Høgsbro; Kiørboe, Thomas / Ctenophore population recruits entirely through larval reproduction in the central Baltic Sea.

In: Biology Letters, Vol. 8, No. 5, 2012, p. 809-812.

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2012

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title = "Ctenophore population recruits entirely through larval reproduction in the central Baltic Sea",
publisher = "The/Royal Society",
author = "Cornelia Jaspers and Matilda Haraldsson and Sören Bolte and Reusch, {Thorsten B.H.} and Thygesen, {Uffe Høgsbro} and Thomas Kiørboe",
year = "2012",
doi = "10.1098/rsbl.2012.0163",
volume = "8",
number = "5",
pages = "809--812",
journal = "Biology Letters",
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TY - JOUR

T1 - Ctenophore population recruits entirely through larval reproduction in the central Baltic Sea

A1 - Jaspers,Cornelia

A1 - Haraldsson,Matilda

A1 - Bolte,Sören

A1 - Reusch,Thorsten B.H.

A1 - Thygesen,Uffe Høgsbro

A1 - Kiørboe,Thomas

AU - Jaspers,Cornelia

AU - Haraldsson,Matilda

AU - Bolte,Sören

AU - Reusch,Thorsten B.H.

AU - Thygesen,Uffe Høgsbro

AU - Kiørboe,Thomas

PB - The/Royal Society

PY - 2012

Y1 - 2012

N2 - <p><strong>Featured as research highlight in Nature</strong>. The comb jelly Mertensia ovum, widely distributed in Arctic regions, has recently been discovered in the northern Baltic Sea. We show that M. ovum also exists in the central Baltic but that the population consists solely of small-sized larvae (less than 1.6 mm). Despite the absence of adults, eggs were abundant. Experiments revealed that the larvae were reproductively active. Egg production and anticipated mortality rates suggest a self-sustaining population. This is the first account of a ctenophore population entirely recruiting through larval reproduction (paedogenesis). We hypothesize that early reproduction is favoured over growth to compensate for high predation pressure</p>

AB - <p><strong>Featured as research highlight in Nature</strong>. The comb jelly Mertensia ovum, widely distributed in Arctic regions, has recently been discovered in the northern Baltic Sea. We show that M. ovum also exists in the central Baltic but that the population consists solely of small-sized larvae (less than 1.6 mm). Despite the absence of adults, eggs were abundant. Experiments revealed that the larvae were reproductively active. Egg production and anticipated mortality rates suggest a self-sustaining population. This is the first account of a ctenophore population entirely recruiting through larval reproduction (paedogenesis). We hypothesize that early reproduction is favoured over growth to compensate for high predation pressure</p>

U2 - 10.1098/rsbl.2012.0163

DO - 10.1098/rsbl.2012.0163

JO - Biology Letters

JF - Biology Letters

SN - 1744-9561

IS - 5

VL - 8

SP - 809

EP - 812

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