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Density-dependent reduction and induction of milkweed cardenolides by a sucking insect herbivore
Author(s): J. W. Martel and S. B. Malcolm
Journal: Journal of Chemical Ecology
Article Topic(s): Chemistry,Disturbance
Research Setting(s): Laboratory
Species Referenced: Asclepias incarnata (Swamp milkweed),
AbstractEvaluates the effects of aphid population size on the chemical defenses in Asclepias, including A. incarnata. This species exhibited no chemical response to aphid herbivory. This response differed from that of A. curassavica.
Suggested CitationJ. W. Martel and S. B. Malcolm. "Density-dependent reduction and induction of milkweed cardenolides by a sucking insect herbivore." Journal of Chemical Ecology 30.3 (2004): 545-561.