Parthenocarpic fruits in wild parsnip: Decoy defence against a specialist herbivore

@article{Zangerl2005ParthenocarpicFI,
  title={Parthenocarpic fruits in wild parsnip: Decoy defence against a specialist herbivore},
  author={A. Zangerl and M. Berenbaum and J. Nitao},
  journal={Evolutionary Ecology},
  year={2005},
  volume={5},
  pages={136-145}
}
SummaryParthenocarpy, the production of fruits without viable seeds, is a widespread phenomenon in plants. While failure to effect pollination or fertilization is often cited as the cause of parthenocarpy, this explanation alone is inadequate to explain why plants produce, maintain and further develop fruits. Wild parsnips (Pastinaca sativa) frequently produce parthenocarpic fruit. When parsnip webworms (Depressaria pastinacella), specialist feeders on wild parsnip, were given choices between… Expand

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