Colonization by nitrogen-fixing Frankia bacteria causes short-term increases in herbivore susceptibility in red alder (Alnus rubra) seedlings

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Carbon allocation demands from root-nodulating nitrogen-fixing bacteria (NFB) can modulate the host plant’s chemical phenotype, with strong bottom–up effects on herbivores. In contrast to well-studied rhizobia, the effects of other important NFB on plant chemistry and herbivory are much less understood. Here, combining field surveys in the Oregon Coast… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00442-017-3888-2

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