Discussion: Oxidative stress does not affect very early development, which is consistent with the "be prepared" hypothesis (Epel, 2003). Two possible hypotheses could explain this result. The"be prepared" hypothesis suggests that very early embryos have static but short-lived anti-oxidant defensive mechanism in place, such as enzymes that neutralize hydrogen peroxide...
Stwora, Anna; Scofield, Virginia L.; and Faulkes, Zen, "Effects of oxidative stress on Ascidia interrupta embryogenesis" (2005). Biology Faculty Publications and Presentations. 47.
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