Evolutionary genetics of resistance and tolerance to natural herbivory in Arabidopsis thaliana.

  title={Evolutionary genetics of resistance and tolerance to natural herbivory in Arabidopsis thaliana.},
  author={Cynthia Weinig and John R Stinchcombe and Johanna Schmitt},
  journal={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  volume={57 6},
Resistance and tolerance are widely viewed as two alternative adaptive responses to herbivory. However, the traits underlying resistance and tolerance remain largely unknown, as does the genetic architecture of herbivory responses and the prevalence of genetic trade-offs. To address these issues, we measured resistance and tolerance to natural apical meristem damage (AMD) by rabbits in a large field experiment with recombinant inbred lines (RILs) of Arabidopsis thaliana (developed from a cross… CONTINUE READING
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