Effects of Plant Epicuticular Lipids on Insect Herbivores

@inproceedings{Eigenbrode1995EffectsOP,
  title={Effects of Plant Epicuticular Lipids on Insect Herbivores},
  author={and S D Eigenbrode and Karl E. Espelie},
  year={1995}
}
The primary role of epicuticular lipids on aerial plant surfaces is prevention of water loss, but their species-specific chemical composition and their vari­ able crystal morphology suggest other ecological functions. Among these functions is mediation of interactions between plants and insect herbivores. Epicuticular lipid extracts and individual lipid components enhance or deter oviposition, movement, and feeding. The physical structure of plant surface lipids can affect insect herbivore… CONTINUE READING

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