Silicon as a plant defence against insect herbivory: response to Massey, Ennos and Hartley.

@article{Keeping2008SiliconAA,
  title={Silicon as a plant defence against insect herbivory: response to Massey, Ennos and Hartley.},
  author={Malcolm G. Keeping and Olivia L. Kvedaras},
  journal={The Journal of animal ecology},
  year={2008},
  volume={77 3},
  pages={
          631-3
        }
}
1. Silicon (Si) has received increased attention as a nutrient capable of providing some measure of defence for plants against fungal pathogens, and insect and mammalian herbivores. 2. On the basis of a study including two generalist insect folivores and a phloem feeder, Massey, Ennos & Hartley (2006; Journal of Animal Ecology, 75, 595-603) have drawn attention to a putative distinction between the effects of plant Si in defending against folivorous and phloem-feeding insects. On the basis of… CONTINUE READING
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