Silicon and Plant–Animal Interactions: Towards an Evolutionary Framework

@article{Katz2020SiliconAP,
  title={Silicon and Plant–Animal Interactions: Towards an Evolutionary Framework},
  author={Ofir Katz},
  journal={Plants},
  year={2020},
  volume={9}
}
  • Ofir Katz
  • Published 2020
  • Medicine, Geography
  • Plants
Herbivory is fundamental in ecology, being a major driver of ecosystem structure and functioning. Plant Si and phytoliths play a significant antiherbivory role, the understanding of which and of its evolutionary context will increase our understanding of this phenomenon, its origins, and its significance for past, extant, and future ecosystems. To achieve this goal, we need a superdisciplinary evolutionary framework connecting the role of Si in plant–herbivore interactions, in global processes… Expand
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