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Insect-plant biology
Half of all insect species are dependent on living plant tissues, consuming about 10% of plant annual production in natural habitats and an even greater percentage in agricultural systems, despiteExpand
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Ecology of infochemical use by natural enemies in a tritrophic context.
Parasitoids and predators of herbivores have evolved and function within a multitrophic context. Consequently, their physiology and behavior are in­ fluenced by elements from other trophic levelsExpand
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A Conserved Transcript Pattern in Response to a Specialist and a Generalist Herbivorew⃞
Transcript patterns elicited in response to attack reveal, at the molecular level, how plants respond to aggressors. These patterns are fashioned both by inflicted physical damage as well as byExpand
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The evolutionary context for herbivore-induced plant volatiles: beyond the 'cry for help'.
Attacks by herbivores elicit changes in the bouquet of volatiles released by plants. These herbivore-induced plant volatiles (HIPVs) have been interpreted as being indirect defenses. However, givenExpand
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Signal signature and transcriptome changes of Arabidopsis during pathogen and insect attack.
Plant defenses against pathogens and insects are regulated differentially by cross-communicating signaling pathways in which salicylic acid (SA), jasmonic acid (JA), and ethylene (ET) play key roles.Expand
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Genetic Engineering of Terpenoid Metabolism Attracts Bodyguards to Arabidopsis
Herbivore-damaged plants release complex mixtures of volatiles that attract natural enemies of the herbivore. To study the relevance of individual components of these mixtures for predatorExpand
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Jasmonic Acid and Herbivory Differentially Induce Carnivore-Attracting Plant Volatiles in Lima Bean Plants
Lima bean plants respond to feeding damage of two-spotted spider mites (Tetranychus urticae) with the emission of a complex blend of volatiles that are products of several different biosyntheticExpand
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Plant strategies of manipulating predatorprey interactions through allelochemicals: Prospects for application in pest control
To understand the role of allelochemicals in predator-prey interactions it is not sufficient to study the behavioral responses of predator and prey. One should elucidate the origin of theExpand
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Herbivore-Induced Volatile Production by Arabidopsis thaliana Leads to Attraction of the Parasitoid Cotesia rubecula: Chemical, Behavioral, and Gene-Expression Analysis
Many plant species defend themselves against herbivorous insects indirectly by producing volatiles in response to herbivory. These volatiles attract carnivorous enemies of the herbivores. Research onExpand
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Chemical complexity of volatiles from plants induced by multiple attack.
The attack of a plant by herbivorous arthropods can result in considerable changes in the plant's chemical phenotype. The emission of so-called herbivore-induced plant volatiles (HIPV) results in theExpand
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