Genetic Constraints and the Phylogeny of Insect-plant Associations: Responses of Ophraella Communa (coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) to Host Plants of Its Congeners.

@article{Futuyma1993GeneticCA,
  title={Genetic Constraints and the Phylogeny of Insect-plant Associations: Responses of Ophraella Communa (coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) to Host Plants of Its Congeners.},
  author={Douglas J. Futuyma and Mark C. Keese and Sonja J. Scheffer},
  journal={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  year={1993},
  volume={47 3},
  pages={888-905}
}
We ask whether patterns of genetic variation in a phytophagous insect's responses to potential host plants shed light on the phylogenetic history of host association. Ophraella communa feeds chiefly, and in eastern North America exclusively, on Ambrosia (Asteraceae: Ambrosiinae). Using mostly half-sib breeding designs, we screened for genetic variation in feeding responses to and larval survival on its own host and on seven other plants that are hosts (or, on one case, closely related to the… CONTINUE READING

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