Host recognition by the tobacco hornworm is mediated by a host plant compound

  title={Host recognition by the tobacco hornworm is mediated by a host plant compound},
  author={M. Campo and C. I. Miles and F. Schroeder and Caroline M{\"u}ller and R. Booker and J. Renwick},
  • M. Campo, C. I. Miles, +3 authors J. Renwick
  • Published 2001
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Nature
  • It is generally believed that animals make decisions about the selection of mates, kin or food on the basis of pre-constructed recognition templates. These templates can be innate or acquired through experience. An example of an acquired template is the feeding preference exhibited by larvae of the moth, Manduca sexta. Naive hatchlings will feed and grow successfully on many different plants or artificial diets, but once they have fed on a natural host they become specialist feeders. Here we… CONTINUE READING

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