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Morphological defences and defence–cost trade‐offs in Daphnia in response to two co-occurring invertebrate predators

Morphological defences and defence–cost trade‐offs in Daphnia in response to two co-occurring invertebrate predators

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OCTORINA, Pelita, Alexander BÖHM, Dominik MARTIN-CREUZBURG, Dietmar STRAILE, 2022. Morphological defences and defence–cost trade‐offs in Daphnia in response to two co-occurring invertebrate predators. In: Freshwater Biology. Wiley-Blackwell. 67(5), pp. 883-892. ISSN 0046-5070. eISSN 1365-2427. Available under: doi: 10.1111/fwb.13888

@article{Octorina2022-05Morph-56732, title={Morphological defences and defence–cost trade‐offs in Daphnia in response to two co-occurring invertebrate predators}, year={2022}, doi={10.1111/fwb.13888}, number={5}, volume={67}, issn={0046-5070}, journal={Freshwater Biology}, pages={883--892}, author={Octorina, Pelita and Böhm, Alexander and Martin-Creuzburg, Dominik and Straile, Dietmar} }

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