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Compensation for herbivory by Cucumis sativus through increased photosynthetic capacity and efficiency

Thomson, V; Cunningham, Saul; Ball, Marilyn; Nicotra, Adrienne


Herbivory is an important selective pressure in the life history of most plant species, as it usually results in reduced plant fitness. In some situations, however, plants are able to compensate for the resources lost to herbivory and do not suffer any reduction in growth or reproduction after attack. We examined the ability of Lebanese cucumber (Cucumis sativus) to compensate for both pre-flowering and during-flowering foliar herbivory through increased photosynthetic efficiency and capacity....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: Oecologia


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