Relative contributions of the egg layer and egg cordon to pheromonal attraction and the induction of mating and egg-laying behavior in Aplysia

S. D. Painter, M. G. Chong, M. A. Wong, A. Gray, J. G. Cormier, G. T. Nagle

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Abstract

Many species of the opisthobranch mollusk Aplysia form breeding aggregations during the reproductive season. The aggregations contain both mating and egg-laying animals, and are associated with egg cordons. Mating studies showed that both animal-derived and cordon-derived factors induce mating, and that the animal-derived factors are associated with both egg layers and nonlayers. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)81-94
Number of pages14
JournalBiological Bulletin
Volume181
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1991
Externally publishedYes

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