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Heritable variation in the foliar secondary metabolite sideroxylonal in Eucalyptus confers cross-resistance to herbivores

Andrew, Rose; Wallis, Ian; Harwood, Chris E; Henson, Michael; Foley, William


Plants encounter a broad range of natural enemies and defend themselves in diverse ways. The cost of defense can be reduced if a plant secondary metabolite confers resistance to multiple herbivores. However, there are few examples of positively correlated defenses in plants against herbivores of different types. We present evidence that a genetically variable chemical trait that acts as a strong antifeedant to mammalian herbivores of Eucalyptus also deters insect herbivores, suggesting a...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Oecologia
DOI: 10.1007/s00442-007-0784-1


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