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Specialist versus generalist insect herbivores and plant defense.
There has been a long-standing hypothesis that specialist and generalist insects interact with plants in distinct ways. Although many tests exist, they typically compare only one species of each,Expand
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Induced Release of a Plant-Defense Volatile ‘Deceptively’ Attracts Insect Vectors to Plants Infected with a Bacterial Pathogen
Transmission of plant pathogens by insect vectors is a complex biological process involving interactions between the plant, insect, and pathogen. Pathogen-induced plant responses can include changesExpand
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Subterranean Herbivore-induced Volatiles Released by Citrus Roots upon Feeding by Diaprepes abbreviatus Recruit Entomopathogenic Nematodes
Herbivore-induced volatile emissions benefit plant hosts by recruiting natural enemies of herbivorous insects. Such tritrophic interactions have been examined thoroughly in the above-groundExpand
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Constitutive and induced subterranean plant volatiles attract both entomopathogenic and plant parasitic nematodes
Summary 1. Indirect plant defences are well documented for the above-ground constituents of plants. Although less investigated to date, below-ground defences that mediate multitrophic interactionsExpand
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Asymmetry of plant-mediated interactions between specialist aphids and caterpillars on two milkweeds
Summary 1. Plant-mediated interactions between co-occurring herbivores play an important role in insect herbivore communities. Although induced resistance pathways associated with jasmonic acid andExpand
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Ecology and Evolution of Soil Nematode Chemotaxis
Plants influence the behavior of and modify community composition of soil-dwelling organisms through the exudation of organic molecules. Given the chemical complexity of the soil matrix,Expand
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Subterranean, Herbivore-Induced Plant Volatile Increases Biological Control Activity of Multiple Beneficial Nematode Species in Distinct Habitats
While the role of herbivore-induced volatiles in plant-herbivore-natural enemy interactions is well documented aboveground, new evidence suggests that belowground volatile emissions can protectExpand
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Above-ground herbivory by red milkweed beetles facilitates above- and below-ground conspecific insects and reduces fruit production in common milkweed
Summary Initial herbivory and induced plant responses can influence subsequent above- and below-ground herbivore attack. When two life stages of the same herbivore damage different plant partsExpand
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Analyzing spatial patterns linked to the ecology of herbivores and their natural enemies in the soil
Modern agricultural systems can benefit from the application of concepts and models from applied ecology. When understood, multitrophic interactions among plants, pests, diseases and their naturalExpand
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The Role of Root-Produced Volatile Secondary Metabolites in Mediating Soil Interactions
Since Darwin’s suggestion that natural selection accounts for the diversity of plant morphological and chemical attributes, thousands of papers have been devoted to the ecology and evolution of plantExpand
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