Insects on plants: macroevolutionary chemical trends in host use.

@article{Becerra1997InsectsOP,
  title={Insects on plants: macroevolutionary chemical trends in host use.},
  author={Judith X. I. Becerra},
  journal={Science},
  year={1997},
  volume={276 5310},
  pages={
          253-6
        }
}
Determining the macroevolutionary importance of plant chemistry on herbivore host shifts is critical to understanding the evolution of insect-plant interactions. Molecular phylogenies of the ancient and speciose Blepharida (Coleoptera)-Bursera (Burseraceae) system were reconstructed and terpenoid chemical profiles for the plant species obtained. Statistical analyses show that the historical patterns of host shifts strongly correspond to the patterns of host chemical similarity, indicating that… CONTINUE READING
Highly Influential
This paper has highly influenced 17 other papers. REVIEW HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL CITATIONS
Highly Cited
This paper has 339 citations. REVIEW CITATIONS

From This Paper

Figures, tables, and topics from this paper.

Explore Further: Topics Discussed in This Paper

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 157 extracted citations

Macroevolution and the biological diversity of plants and herbivores.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America • 2009
View 4 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Phytochemical diversity drives plant-insect community diversity.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America • 2015
View 6 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

339 Citations

0102030'98'03'09'15
Citations per Year
Semantic Scholar estimates that this publication has 339 citations based on the available data.

See our FAQ for additional information.

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-3 of 3 references

COMPONENT User’s Manual, release

R. Page
The Natural History Museum, • 1992
View 3 Excerpts

Maddison,MacClade Version 3 (Sinauer

D. Maddison andW
Sunderland, MA, • 1992
View 2 Excerpts

Keese, in Herbivores: Their Interactions with Secondary Plant Metabolites

M.C.D.G. Futuyma
1991
View 2 Excerpts