Consequences of Plant Resistance for Herbivore Survivorship , Growth , and Selection on Egg Size

  title={Consequences of Plant Resistance for Herbivore Survivorship , Growth , and Selection on Egg Size},
  author={C. W. Fox and Mary Ellen Czesak and Richard W. Fox},
Plants can vary substantially among species in morphological and physiological traits that influence their resistance to herbivores and their quality for herbivore growth and development. Seeds of the desert trees Cercidium floridum and C. microphyllum vary within and among populations in their resistance to, and suitability for, growth and development of larvae of the seed beetle, Stator limbatus. We examined how this variation influences the magnitude of natural selection on the size of eggs… CONTINUE READING


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