Interactive Effects of Leaf Damage, Light Intensity and Support Availability on Chemical Defenses and Morphology of a Twining Vine

@article{Gianoli2006InteractiveEO,
  title={Interactive Effects of Leaf Damage, Light Intensity and Support Availability on Chemical Defenses and Morphology of a Twining Vine},
  author={Ernesto Gianoli and Marco A. Molina‐Montenegro and Jos{\'e} Becerra},
  journal={Journal of Chemical Ecology},
  year={2006},
  volume={33},
  pages={95-103}
}
In a greenhouse study, we evaluated the effect of the light environment and support availability on the induction of tropane alkaloids (TAs) after leaf damage in the twining vine Convolvulus arvensis. We also tested whether leaf damage modifies the phenotypic responses of the plant to shade and physical support. We found a consistent pattern of induction of TAs after leaf damage in each environmental condition. The induction of TAs was differentially affected by combinations of support and… 
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