Gall induction by hemipteroid insects

@inproceedings{Raman2012GallIB,
  title={Gall induction by hemipteroid insects},
  author={Anantanarayanan Raman},
  year={2012}
}
The Thysanoptera and sternorrhynchous Hemiptera induce galls through feeding action, a behavior similar to that in the Cecidomyiidae. Salivary glands of gall-founding female thrips include greater quantities of hydrolyzing enzymes and soluble proteins than those in either males or pupae, which possibly alter the host-tissue metabolism, enabling galls to develop. Piercing-and-sucking mouthparts of the Hemiptera are adapted for an exclusively liquid diet – either the plant sap from vascular… CONTINUE READING

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