Update on Herbivory Effects on Primary Metabolism Alteration of Plant Primary Metabolism in Response to Insect Herbivory 1

Plants in nature, which are continuously challenged by diverse insect herbivores, produce constitutive and inducible defenses to reduce insect damage and preserve their own fitness. In addition to inducing pathways that are directly responsible for the production of toxic and deterrent compounds, insect herbivory causes numerous changes in plant primary… (More)