Stig Larsson

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Growth and defence are plant traits that determine attack success by sessile herbivorous insects. Models of plant resistance suggest induced resistance to be an especially important mechanism in growth-dominated plant species. Little is known, however, about the effects of absence of induced responses as an alternative resistance mechanism. Large(More)
Gall-forming insects need to manipulate host plant’s growth to access food resources. Because of this intimate relationship, a hypersensitive response (HR) is thought to be an important plant defense mechanism to kill the insect before a gall is formed. Few data exist, however, that unambiguously demonstrate that HR is causally linked to resistance against(More)
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