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Hawkins, N. J. 2018. Digest: Plants adapt under attack: genotypic selection and phenotypic plasticity under herbivore pressure. Evolution. 72 (5), pp. 1184-1185.
|Authors||Hawkins, N. J.|
Plant species adapt to changing environmental conditions through phenotypic plasticity and natural selection. Agrawal et al. (2018) found that dandelions responded to the presence of insect pests by producing higher levels of defensive compounds. This defensive response resulted both from phenotypic plasticity, with individual plants’ defenses triggered by insect attack, and from evolution by natural selection acting on genetic variation in the plant population.
|Keywords||Experimental evolution; Plant defense against herbivory; Plant‐insect interactions; Dandelion Taraxacum officinale; Induced defense; Microsatellite; Phenolic inositol esters; Sesquiterpene lactone|
|Year of Publication||2018|
|Journal citation||72 (5), pp. 1184-1185|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1111/evo.13472|
|Web address (URL)||https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/evo.13472|
|Open access||Published as green open access|
|Online||31 Mar 2018|
|Publication process dates|
|Accepted||31 Mar 2018|
|Copyright license||Publisher copyright|
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