Plants on red alert: do insects pay attention?

@article{Schaefer2006PlantsOR,
  title={Plants on red alert: do insects pay attention?},
  author={Hinrich Martin Schaefer and Gregor Rolshausen},
  journal={BioEssays : news and reviews in molecular, cellular and developmental biology},
  year={2006},
  volume={28 1},
  pages={
          65-71
        }
}
Two recent hypotheses have proposed that non-green plant colouration evolved as a defence against herbivores, either as protective colouration promoting handicap signals indicating plant fitness or by undermining their crypsis. The handicap hypothesis posits a co-evolutionary process between plants and herbivores, whereas the anti-crypsis hypothesis suggests that an arms race between insects and plants is the evolutionary mechanism. Both explanations assume that insects are the evolutionary… CONTINUE READING
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