A phloem-sap feeder mixes phloem and xylem sap to regulate osmotic potential.

Abstract

Phloem-sap feeders (Hemiptera) occasionally consume the dilute sap of xylem, a behaviour that has previously been associated with replenishing water balance following dehydration. However, a recent study reported that non-dehydrated aphids ingested xylem sap. Here, we tested the hypothesis that the consumption of xylem sap, which has a low osmolality, is a… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jinsphys.2011.06.007

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@article{Pompon2011APF, title={A phloem-sap feeder mixes phloem and xylem sap to regulate osmotic potential.}, author={Julien Pompon and Dan T. Quiring and Claudia Goyer and Philippe Giordanengo and Yvan Pelletier}, journal={Journal of insect physiology}, year={2011}, volume={57 9}, pages={1317-22} }