Co-evolution of insect proteases and plant protease inhibitors.

  title={Co-evolution of insect proteases and plant protease inhibitors.},
  author={Maarten A. Jongsma and Jules Beekwilder},
  journal={Current protein & peptide science},
  volume={12 5},
Plants are at the basis of the food chain, but there is no such thing as a "free lunch" for herbivores. To promote reproductive success, plants evolved multi-layered defensive tactics to avoid or discourage herbivory. To the detriment of plants, herbivores, in turn, evolved intricate strategies to find, eat, and successfully digest essential plant parts to raise their own offspring. In this battle the digestive tract is the arena determining final victory or defeat as measured by growth or… CONTINUE READING
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