Defense on the Rocks: Low Monoterpenoid Levels in Plants on Pillars Without Mammalian Herbivores

This study addresses the adaptive dynamics of plant toxins that ward off herbivores, an aspect of chemical warfare in ecosystems. Thyme basil ( Acinos suaveolens) growing in an area regularly grazed by mammals contains double the concentration of monoterpenoids (15.61 vs. 8.18 mg/g dry matter, P = 0...

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Published in:Journal of chemical ecology, Vol. 34, No. 11 (2008), p. 1377-1381
Main Author: Müller-Schwarze, Dietland
Other Involved Persons: Thoss, Vera
Format: electronic Article
Language:English
ISSN:1573-1561
Physical Description:Online-Ressource
DOI:10.1007/s10886-008-9543-y
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