Short-term damage-induced increases in tobacco alkaloids protect plants

@article{Baldwin1988ShorttermDI,
  title={Short-term damage-induced increases in tobacco alkaloids protect plants},
  author={Ian T. Baldwin},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={1988},
  volume={75},
  pages={367-370}
}
Leaf damage significantly increases the alkaloid content in undamaged leaves on damaged field-grown wild tobacco plants. Although field-grown pot-bound plants fail to exhibit the same damage-induced increase in alkaloid content, the ability to respond to leaf damage is restored 6 days after removing plants from their pots. Freshly hatched Manduca sexta larvae reared individually in the laboratory on the high-alkaloid foliage of damaged plants released from their pots gain less weight and eat… CONTINUE READING

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