Costs and benefits of induced resistance in a clonal plant network

  title={Costs and benefits of induced resistance in a clonal plant network},
  author={Sara Ardila G{\'o}mez and V{\'i}t Latzel and Yolanda M. Verhulst and Josef F. Stuefer},
  pages={921 - 930}
Plant defense theory suggests that inducible resistance has evolved to reduce the costs of constitutive defense expression. To assess the functional and potentially adaptive value of induced resistance it is necessary to quantify the costs and benefits associated with this plastic response. The ecological and evolutionary viability of induced defenses ultimately depends on the long-term balance between advantageous and disadvantageous consequences of defense induction. Stoloniferous plants can… CONTINUE READING

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