Localization of Heart Poisons in the Monarch Butterfly

@article{Brower1975LocalizationOH,
  title={Localization of Heart Poisons in the Monarch Butterfly},
  author={L. Brower and S. Glazier},
  journal={Science},
  year={1975},
  volume={188},
  pages={19 - 25}
}
  • L. Brower, S. Glazier
  • Published 1975
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Science
  • The cardiac glycosides that monarch butterflies sequester from milkweed plants during the larval stage differ remarkably in their emetic potency and are concentrated to different degrees in the various parts of the body as well as in the two sexes (Fig. 1). The very high concentrations of these compounds in the wings probably facilitate learned taste rejection in predators and account for the relatively high frequency of Danaid butterflies with beak-marked wings in natural populations. The… CONTINUE READING
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