Correlation between the leaf turnover rate and anti-herbivore defence strategy (balance between ant and non-ant defences) amongst ten species of Macaranga (Euphorbiaceae)

@article{Nomura2010CorrelationBT,
  title={Correlation between the leaf turnover rate and anti-herbivore defence strategy (balance between ant and non-ant defences) amongst ten species of Macaranga (Euphorbiaceae)},
  author={Masahiro Nomura and Aya Hatada and Takao Itioka},
  journal={Plant Ecology},
  year={2010},
  volume={212},
  pages={143-155}
}
We measured variation in the intensities of ant and non-ant anti-herbivore defences amongst ten Macaranga species in Sarawak, Malaysia. Intensities of non-ant defences were estimated by measuring effects of fresh leaves (provided as food) of these Macaranga species on survival of common cutworm larvae [Spodoptera litura (Fabricius), Lepidoptera: Noctuidae]. Intensities of ant defences were estimated by measuring ant aggressiveness in the presence of artificial damage inflicted on plants. As… CONTINUE READING

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