Host plant-specific remodeling of midgut physiology in the generalist insect herbivore Trichoplusia ni.

Abstract

Species diversity in terrestrial ecosystems is influenced by plant defense compounds that alter the behavior, physiology, and host preference of insect herbivores. Although it is established that insects evolved the ability to detoxify specific allelochemicals, the mechanisms by which polyphagous insects cope with toxic compounds in diverse host plants are… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ibmb.2014.03.013

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