Herbivore-infested plants selectively attract parasitoids

  title={Herbivore-infested plants selectively attract parasitoids},
  author={Consuelo M. De Moraes and Wallace Joe Lewis and Paul W. Par{\'e} and Hans T. Alborn and James H Tumlinson},
In response to insect herbivory, plants synthesize and emit blends of volatile compounds from their damaged and undamaged tissues, which act as important host-location cues for parasitic insects. Here we use chemical and behavioural assays to show that these plant emissions can transmit herbivore-specific information that is detectable by parasitic wasps (parasitoids). Tobacco, cotton and maize plants each produce distinct volatile blends in response to damage by two closely related herbivore… 
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