The Evolution of Resistance to Herbivory in Ipomoea Purpurea. Ii. Natural Selection by Insects and Costs of Resistance.

@article{Simms1989TheEO,
  title={The Evolution of Resistance to Herbivory in Ipomoea Purpurea. Ii. Natural Selection by Insects and Costs of Resistance.},
  author={Ellen L. Simms and Mark Rausher},
  journal={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  year={1989},
  volume={43 3},
  pages={573-585}
}
An important component of the process of coevolution between plants and their insect herbivores is the imposition of selection on plants by insects. Although such selection has been inferred from indirect evidence, little direct evidence for it exists. One goal of this study was to seek direct evidence by determining, for a single plant-herbivore system, whether insect herbivores impose selection on their host plants. A second goal was to determine whether costs are associated with genotypes… CONTINUE READING

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