Synergistic Effects of Iridoid Glycosides on the Survival, Development and Immune Response of a Specialist Caterpillar, Junonia coenia (Nymphalidae)

@article{Richards2012SynergisticEO,
  title={Synergistic Effects of Iridoid Glycosides on the Survival, Development and Immune Response of a Specialist Caterpillar, Junonia coenia (Nymphalidae)},
  author={Lora A. Richards and Evan C. Lampert and M Deane Bowers and Craig D. Dodson and Angela M Smilanich and Lee A. Dyer},
  journal={Journal of Chemical Ecology},
  year={2012},
  volume={38},
  pages={1276-1284}
}
Plants use a diverse mix of defenses against herbivores, including multiple secondary metabolites, which may affect herbivores synergistically. [...] Key Method Caterpillars were placed on artificial diets containing different concentrations of single IGs (aucubin or catalpol alone) or combinations of the two IGs. Larval performance and immune response were recorded to test the hypothesis that IGs would have positive synergistic effects on buckeyes, which are specialists on IG plants. The positive synergistic…Expand
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