Swords into plowshares? Nicotiana sylvestris does not use nicotine as a nitrogen source under nitrogen-limited growth

@article{Baldwin1994SwordsIP,
  title={Swords into plowshares? Nicotiana sylvestris does not use nicotine as a nitrogen source under nitrogen-limited growth},
  author={Ian T. Baldwin and Thomas E. Ohnmeiss},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={1994},
  volume={98},
  pages={385-392}
}
Whether or not a plant can recover its investment of resources in a chemical defense is central to the “mobile-immobile” metabolite dichotomy of the resource availability theory. Biochemical measures of metabolite turnover have been used to estimate this trait, but they do not address the ecological question of resource recovery. Numerous studies have found that many Nicotiana species, which normally produce the nitrogen-intensive defense metabolite, nicotine, can rapidly take up and metabolize… CONTINUE READING