Fungus–plant interaction influences plant-feeding insects☆

  title={Fungus–plant interaction influences plant-feeding insects☆},
  author={Anantanarayanan Raman and Trichur S. Suryanarayanan},
Abstract Fungal infection of plants alters plant metabolism and therefore their chemistry, by either increasing levels of defence compounds or decreasing levels of nutrients. Such alterations in plants, in turn, influence the performance of the insects that feed on them. Pathogenic fungi live on plants as either biotrophs or necrotrophs. Both bio- and necrotrophic fungi alter the physiologies of plants in distinctly different pathways. This article explores the patterns of relationships evident… CONTINUE READING
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