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Differences in gene expression within a striking phenotypic mosaic Eucalyptus tree that varies in susceptibility to herbivory

Padovan, Amanda; Keszei, Andras; Foley, William J.; Külheim, Carsten

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BACKGROUND Long-lived trees can accumulate mutations throughout their lifetimes that may influence biotic and abiotic interactions. For example, some Eucalyptus trees display marked variation in herbivore defence within a single canopy. These "mosaic" trees support foliage with distinct chemotypes which are differentially favoured by insect and vertebrate herbivores, resulting in susceptible and resistant branches within a single canopy. These mosaic trees provide a unique opportunity to...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013-02-20
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/95288
Source: BMC Plant Biology
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2229-13-29

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