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Chemical Defense and Evolution of Opisthobranch Gastropods


By: Guido Cimino and Michael T Ghiselin

247 pages, Col plates

California Academy of Sciences

Paperback | Sep 2009 | #186652 | ISBN-13: 9780940228795
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Opisthobranch gastropods and their marine pulmonate relatives have tended to lose their shells as a consequence of being protected by chemical defense. This book examines how these animals have evolved the capacity to synthesize metabolites that were originally obtained from their food.

The book forms part of the Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences.

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