Digest: Plants adapt under attack: genotypic selection and phenotypic plasticity under herbivore pressure

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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.

AuthorsHawkins, N. J.
Abstract

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.

KeywordsExperimental evolution; Plant defense against herbivory; Plant‐insect interactions; Dandelion Taraxacum officinale; Induced defense; Microsatellite; Phenolic inositol esters; Sesquiterpene lactone
Year of Publication2018
JournalEvolution
Journal citation72 (5), pp. 1184-1185
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1111/evo.13472
PubMed ID29603716
Web address (URL)https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/evo.13472
Open accessPublished as green open access
Output statusPublished
Publication dates
Online31 Mar 2018
Publication process dates
Accepted31 Mar 2018
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
Copyright licensePublisher copyright
ISSN0014-3820

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