Data from: Competition induces increased toxin production in toad larvae without allelopathic effects on heterospecific tadpoles

Veronika Bókony, Bálint Üveges, Ágnes Móricz & Attila Hettyey
1. Inducible defences are a form of phenotypic plasticity by which organisms respond to and mitigate the threat posed by predators, parasites and competitors. While anti-predatory defences are often in trade-off with anti-competitor responses, chemicals that deter predators may have negative effects on competitors as well. Allelopathy is well known in plants and plant-like animals, but whether the toxins of mobile, behaviourally and morphologically complex animals are induced by and exert allelopathic effects on competitors...

Registration Year

  • 2017

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  • Dataset


  • Plant Protection Institute