Optimal strategy of plant antiherbivore defense: Implications for apparency and resource-availability theories


Plants produce chemicals as methods against animal herbivory. Such chemical defenses are classified into two major categories: (i) quantitative defenses with massive production of indigestible substances; and (ii) qualitative defenses with production of poisonous substances. A mathematical model was developed that identified factors that favored the… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF02347652


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