Ontogenetic and temporal trajectories of chemical defence in a cyanogenic eucalypt

@article{Goodger2007OntogeneticAT,
  title={Ontogenetic and temporal trajectories of chemical defence in a cyanogenic eucalypt},
  author={Jason Q D Goodger and Thereis Y. S. Choo and Ian Woodrow},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={2007},
  volume={153},
  pages={799-808}
}
Many studies have shown that similarly aged plants within a species or population can vary markedly in the concentration of defence compounds they deploy to protect themselves from herbivores. Some studies have also shown that the concentration of these compounds can change with development, but no empirical research has mapped such an ontogenetic trajectory in detail. To do this, we grew cyanogenic Eucalyptus yarraensis seedlings from three half-sibling families under constant glasshouse… CONTINUE READING