Dr. Ralph Saporito and Yaritibel Torres-Mendoza (’13) recently published their work with first author, Jennifer Stynoski, and co-author Mahmood Sasa-Marin in the top-tier journal, Ecology. Their data provide evidence that mother strawberry poison frogs (Oophaga pumilio) supply their tadpole offspring with chemical defenses that are used to protect them from predators. Their work was selected as the cover article for the March 2014 issue.
Stynoski JL, Torres-Mendoza Y, Sasa-Marin M, Saporito RA. 2014. Evidence of maternal provisioning of alkaloid-based chemical defenses in the strawberry poison frog Oophaga pumilio. Ecology 95(3):587-593.