Summary: The act of feeding on plants by animals.

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  1. Johnson A, Abdel Moniem H, Flanders K, Buntin G, Reay Jones F, Reisig D, et al. A Novel, Economical Way to Assess Virulence in Field Populations of Hessian Fly (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) Utilizing Wheat Resistance Gene H13 as a Model. J Econ Entomol. 2017;110:1863-1868 pubmed publisher
    ..The new assay also indicates that the previous methods overestimated virulence in the field owing to scoring of the plant instead of the insect. ..
  2. Zhang S, Zhang Z, Wen Z, Gu C, An Y, Bales C, et al. Fine mapping of the soybean aphid-resistance genes Rag6 and Rag3c from Glycine soja 85-32. Theor Appl Genet. 2017;130:2601-2615 pubmed publisher
    ..The closely linked SNP markers and the candidate gene information presented in this study will be significant resources for integrating Rag6 and Rag3c into elite cultivars and for future functional genetics studies. ..
  3. Zalucki M, Zalucki J, Perkins L, Schramm K, Vassão D, Gershenzon J, et al. A Generalist Herbivore Copes with Specialized Plant Defence: the Effects of Induction and Feeding by Helicoverpa armigera (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) Larvae on Intact Arabidopsis thaliana (Brassicales) Plants. J Chem Ecol. 2017;43:608-616 pubmed publisher
    Plants of the Brassicaceae are defended from feeding by generalist insects by constitutively-expressed and herbivory-induced glucosinolates (GS)...
  4. Cappa F, Campos V, Giannoni S, Andino N. The effects of poaching and habitat structure on anti-predator behavioral strategies: A guanaco population in a high cold desert as case study. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0184018 pubmed publisher
    ..Managers should be aware when interpreting FID due to its relation to habitat structure; the guanaco appears to assume greater risk (lower FID) in areas with high vegetation cover. ..
  5. Von Euler T, Agren J, Ehrlén J. Environmental context influences both the intensity of seed predation and plant demographic sensitivity to attack. Ecology. 2014;95:495-504 pubmed
  6. Simonsen C, Tombre I, Madsen J. Scaring as a tool to alleviate crop damage by geese: Revealing differences between farmers' perceptions and the scale of the problem. Ambio. 2017;46:319-327 pubmed publisher
    ..To avoid further conflict escalation, it is equally important that managers are aware of farmers´ perceptions and their causes, to effectively target communication about policies and measures to mitigate goose-agriculture problems. ..
  7. Movva V, Pathipati U. Feeding-induced phenol production in Capsicum annuum L. influences Spodoptera litura F. larval growth and physiology. Arch Insect Biochem Physiol. 2017;95: pubmed publisher
    We studied the role of induced plant phenols as a defense response to insect herbivory. Phenolic compounds were induced in Capsicum annuum L...
  8. Hovick T, Elmore R, Fuhlendorf S, Engle D, Hamilton R. Spatial heterogeneity increases diversity and stability in grassland bird communities. Ecol Appl. 2015;25:662-72 pubmed
    ..This design created a range of heterogeneity as a result of pyric herbivory, an ecological process in which fire and grazing are allowed to interact in space and time...
  9. McKenzie R, Shaw J. Reconciling competing values placed upon goose populations: The evolution of and experiences from the Islay Sustainable Goose Management Strategy. Ambio. 2017;46:198-209 pubmed publisher

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  1. Dillen M, Smit C, Buyse M, Hofte M, De Clercq P, Verheyen K. Stronger diversity effects with increased environmental stress: A study of multitrophic interactions between oak, powdery mildew and ladybirds. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0176104 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results are in line with the expectations of the Natural Enemies Hypothesis and support the hypothesis that biodiversity effects become stronger with increased environmental stress. ..
  2. Jiménez Ramos R, Egea L, Ortega M, Hernández I, Vergara J, Brun F. Global and local disturbances interact to modify seagrass palatability. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0183256 pubmed publisher
    ..Global and local disturbances may alter the ecological role of herbivory by modifying leaf palatability (i.e. leaf traits) and consequently, the feeding patterns of herbivores...
  3. Mason E, Firn J, Hines H, Baker A. Plant diversity and structure describe the presence of a new, threatened Australian marsupial within its highly restricted, post-fire habitat. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0182319 pubmed publisher
    ..Additionally, in predicting the distribution of rare species like A. argentus, data quality (i.e., spatial resolution) may prevail over data quantity (i.e., number of data). ..
  4. Zhang M, Zhou Y, Wang H, Jones H, Gao Q, Wang D, et al. Identifying potential RNAi targets in grain aphid (Sitobion avenae F.) based on transcriptome profiling of its alimentary canal after feeding on wheat plants. BMC Genomics. 2013;14:560 pubmed publisher
    ..Furthermore, five novel and effective potential RNAi target genes were identified in grain aphid for the first time. This finding would provide a fundamental basis for aphid control in wheat through plant mediated RNAi strategy. ..
  5. Xue J, Zhou X, Zhang C, Yu L, Fan H, Wang Z, et al. Genomes of the rice pest brown planthopper and its endosymbionts reveal complex complementary contributions for host adaptation. Genome Biol. 2014;15:521 pubmed publisher
    ..All these findings highlight potential directions for effective pest control of the planthopper. ..
  6. Abdala Roberts L, Pratt R, Pratt J, Mooney K. Traits underlying community consequences of plant intra-specific diversity. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0183493 pubmed publisher
    ..These results highlight that plant associational and diversity effects on consumers are contingent upon the source of plant trait variation, and that the nature of such dynamics may vary both within and among trophic levels. ..
  7. Wang Q, Han N, Dang C, Lu Z, Wang F, Yao H, et al. Combined influence of Bt rice and rice dwarf virus on biological parameters of a non-target herbivore, Nephotettix cincticeps (Uhler) (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae). PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0181258 pubmed publisher
    ..Long-term field experiments to monitor the population dynamics of GRLHs at large scale need to be carried out to confirm the current results. ..
  8. Treitler J, Drissen T, Stadtmann R, Zerbe S, Mantilla Contreras J. Complementing endozoochorous seed dispersal patterns by donkeys and goats in a semi-natural island ecosystem. BMC Ecol. 2017;17:42 pubmed publisher
    ..Therefore, the adaption of the goat management to a traditional land management based on directed transhumance might maintain and enrich vegetation types. ..
  9. Jena K, Hechanova S, Verdeprado H, Prahalada G, Kim S. Development of 25 near-isogenic lines (NILs) with ten BPH resistance genes in rice (Oryza sativa L.): production, resistance spectrum, and molecular analysis. Theor Appl Genet. 2017;130:2345-2360 pubmed publisher
    ..These newly developed NILs will be useful as new genetic resources for BPH resistance breeding and are valuable sources of genes in monitoring against the emerging BPH biotypes in different rice-growing countries. ..
  10. Müller A, Dahm M, Bøcher P, Root Bernstein M, Svenning J. Large herbivores in novel ecosystems - Habitat selection by red deer (Cervus elaphus) in a former brown-coal mining area. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0177431 pubmed publisher
    ..The resulting spatial heterogeneity red deer showed in their habitat use of the study area might be a tool to preserve mosaic landscapes of forest and open habitats and thus promote biodiversity in abandoned post-industrial landscapes. ..
  11. Carvalho V, Paulino M, Detmann E, Chizzotti M, Martins L, Silva A, et al. Effects of supplements containing different additives on nutritional and productive performance of beef cattle grazing tropical grass. Trop Anim Health Prod. 2017;49:983-988 pubmed publisher
    ..All of the feed additive inclusions decreased (P < 0.1) NDF digestibility. In conclusion, the heifers' performance was improved by concentrate supplementation. However, the inclusion of additives did not enhance this effect. ..
  12. Eshel G, Carmel Y. Expanded view of ecosystem stability: A grazed grassland case study. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0178235 pubmed publisher
    ..We offer a simple alternative to eigenvalue based stability analysis that naturally and straightforwardly overcome these limitations. ..
  13. Santiago R, Cao A, Butron A, López Malvar A, Rodriguez V, Sandoya G, et al. Defensive changes in maize leaves induced by feeding of Mediterranean corn borer larvae. BMC Plant Biol. 2017;17:44 pubmed publisher
    ..Also, the larval regurgitant played a positive role in eliciting a defense response. We determined the effects of the plant response on larval growth, and detected defense compounds related to borer resistance. ..
  14. Eythorsson E, Tombre I, Madsen J. Goose management schemes to resolve conflicts with agriculture: Theory, practice and effects. Ambio. 2017;46:231-240 pubmed publisher
    ..We suggest how the scheme can be made more fair and responsive to ecological changes, within a framework of adaptive management. ..
  15. Book A, Lewin G, McDonald B, Takasuka T, Doering D, Adams A, et al. Cellulolytic Streptomyces strains associated with herbivorous insects share a phylogenetically linked capacity to degrade lignocellulose. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2014;80:4692-701 pubmed
  16. Stolpe C, Giehren F, Krämer U, Muller C. Both heavy metal-amendment of soil and aphid-infestation increase Cd and Zn concentrations in phloem exudates of a metal-hyperaccumulating plant. Phytochemistry. 2017;139:109-117 pubmed publisher
    ..This defence distribution highlights that the optimal defence theory, which predicts more valuable tissue to be better defended, is applicable for both inorganic and organic defences. ..
  17. Girvin J, Whitworth R, Rojas L, Smith C. Resistance of Select Winter Wheat (Triticum aestivum) Cultivars to Rhopalosiphum padi (Hemiptera: Aphididae). J Econ Entomol. 2017;110:1886-1889 pubmed publisher
    ..padi and BYDV in heavily infested areas. Secondarily, these results identify cultivars that are good candidates for use in breeding and genetic analyses of arthropod resistance genes in wheat. ..
  18. Prendeville H, Steven J, Galloway L. Spatiotemporal variation in deer browse and tolerance in a woodland herb. Ecology. 2015;96:471-8 pubmed
    b>Herbivory can shape the dynamics of plant populations, including effects on survival and reproduction, and is in turn affected by environmental factors that vary in space and time...
  19. Pentzold S, Burse A, Boland W. Contact chemosensation of phytochemicals by insect herbivores. Nat Prod Rep. 2017;34:478-483 pubmed publisher
    ..Metabolic information, in turn, will help to elucidate the impact of single ligands and complex natural mixtures on the insect's feeding choice. ..
  20. Zhao C, Nabity P. Plant manipulation through gall formation constrains amino acid transporter evolution in sap-feeding insects. BMC Evol Biol. 2017;17:153 pubmed publisher
    ..Given amino acid uptake, transport, and catabolism underlie the success of herbivory as a life history strategy, this suggests that plant host nutrient quality, whether constitutive or induced, ..
  21. Kimuyu D, Sensenig R, Riginos C, Veblen K, Young T. Native and domestic browsers and grazers reduce fuels, fire temperatures, and acacia ant mortality in an African savanna. Ecol Appl. 2014;24:741-9 pubmed
    Despite the importance of fire and herbivory in structuring savanna systems, few replicated experiments have examined the interactive effects of herbivory and fire on plant dynamics...
  22. Puentes A, Björkman C. Costs and benefits of omnivore-mediated plant protection: effects of plant-feeding on Salix growth more detrimental than expected. Oecologia. 2017;184:485-496 pubmed publisher
    ..enemy-mediated plant protection via the omnivorous (prey and plant-feeding) Orthotylus marginalis, relative to herbivory by a detrimental insect pest of Salix spp. plantations, the beetle Phratora vulgatissima...
  23. Cockrell D, Griffin Nolan R, Rand T, Altilmisani N, Ode P, Peairs F. Host Plants of the Wheat Stem Sawfly (Hymenoptera: Cephidae). Environ Entomol. 2017;46:847-854 pubmed publisher
    ..The aim of this review is to compile a checklist of reported host plants of C. cinctus and present data from an extensive survey of noncultivated hosts used by C. cinctus...
  24. Audley J, Klingeman W, Mayfield A, Myers S, Taylor A. Walnut Twig Beetle (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) Colonization of Eastern Black Walnut Nursery Trees. J Insect Sci. 2017;17: pubmed publisher
    ..Further investigation is recommended to better elucidate the risk nursery stock poses as a pathway for thousand cankers disease causal organisms...
  25. Tavares Martins R, Souza da Silveira L, Pereira Lopes M, Gama Alves R. Invertebrates, Fungal Biomass, and Leaf Breakdown in Pools and Riffles of Neotropical Streams. J Insect Sci. 2017;17: pubmed publisher
    ..However, water velocity was not related to leaf breakdown. These findings emphasize the importance of fungal and shredder organisms, as well as the low importance of water velocity, on mass loss in low-order tropical streams. ..
  26. McCormick A, Boeckler G, Köllner T, Gershenzon J, Unsicker S. The timing of herbivore-induced volatile emission in black poplar (Populus nigra) and the influence of herbivore age and identity affect the value of individual volatiles as cues for herbivore enemies. BMC Plant Biol. 2014;14:304 pubmed publisher
    ..volatile emission of black poplar (Populus nigra) through several day-night cycles following the onset of herbivory. We also determined the influence of different herbivore species, caterpillars of the gypsy moth (Lymantria ..
  27. Baldin E, Cruz P, Morando R, Silva I, Bentivenha J, Tozin L, et al. Characterization of Antixenosis in Soybean Genotypes to Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) Biotype B. J Econ Entomol. 2017;110:1869-1876 pubmed publisher
    ..tabaci biotype B and may be exploited in soybean breeding programs for resistance to insects. ..
  28. Rivera Vega L, Galbraith D, Grozinger C, Felton G. Host plant driven transcriptome plasticity in the salivary glands of the cabbage looper (Trichoplusia ni). PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0182636 pubmed publisher
    ..It also provides a foundation for future functional studies that can help us understand the role of saliva of chewing insects in plant-herbivore interactions. ..
  29. Martel C, Zhurov V, Navarro M, Martinez M, Cazaux M, Auger P, et al. Tomato Whole Genome Transcriptional Response to Tetranychus urticae Identifies Divergence of Spider Mite-Induced Responses Between Tomato and Arabidopsis. Mol Plant Microbe Interact. 2015;28:343-61 pubmed publisher
    ..transcriptional changes in the tomato JA-signaling mutant defenseless1 (def-1) upon JA treatment and spider mite herbivory. Overlay of differentially expressed genes (DEG) identified in def-1 onto those from the timecourse experiment ..
  30. Radville L, Gonda King L, Gomez S, Kaplan I, Preisser E. Are exotic herbivores better competitors? A meta-analysis. Ecology. 2014;95:30-6 pubmed
    ..As native/exotic status does not consistently predict outcomes of competitive interactions, plant-insect coevolutionary history should be considered in studies of competition. ..
  31. Shikano I. Evolutionary Ecology of Multitrophic Interactions between Plants, Insect Herbivores and Entomopathogens. J Chem Ecol. 2017;43:586-598 pubmed publisher
    ..microbes can degrade ingested defensive phytochemicals and be orally secreted onto wounded plant tissue during herbivory to alter plant defenses...
  32. Eatough Jones M, Kabashima J, Eskalen A, Dimson M, Mayorquin J, Carrillo J, et al. Evaluations of Insecticides and Fungicides for Reducing Attack Rates of a new invasive ambrosia beetle (Euwallacea Sp., Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) in Infested Landscape Trees in California. J Econ Entomol. 2017;110:1611-1618 pubmed publisher
    ..Although no pesticide combination provided substantial control over time, pesticide treatments may be more effective when trees are treated during early stages of attack by this ambrosia beetle. ..
  33. Husain M, Alwaneen W, Mehmood K, Rasool K, Tufail M, Aldawood A. Biological Traits of Cadra cautella (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) Reared on Khodari Date Fruits Under Different Temperature Regimes. J Econ Entomol. 2017;110:1923-1928 pubmed publisher
    ..cautella infestation. ..
  34. LoPresti E, Karban R. Chewing sandpaper: grit, plant apparency, and plant defense in sand-entrapping plants. Ecology. 2016;97:826-33 pubmed
    ..Consistent with a physical defensive function, leaves with sand present or supplemented suffered less chewing herbivory than those with sand removed or left as is...
  35. Sletvold N, Moritz K, Agren J. Additive effects of pollinators and herbivores result in both conflicting and reinforcing selection on floral traits. Ecology. 2015;96:214-21 pubmed
    ..In a population of the orchid Gymnadenia conopsea, we manipulated the intensity of pollination and herbivory in a factorial design to examine whether both interactions influence selection on flowering phenology, floral ..
  36. Symondson W, Harwood J. Special issue on molecular detection of trophic interactions: unpicking the tangled bank. Introduction. Mol Ecol. 2014;23:3601-4 pubmed publisher
  37. Eichele Nelson J, Wick A, DeSutter T, Harmon J. The Effects of Salinity on the Herbivorous Crop Pest Tetranychus urticae (Trombidiformes: Tetranychidae) on Soybean and Corn. Environ Entomol. 2017;46:839-846 pubmed publisher
    ..Salinity may be another important environmental stressor that can directly influence crop production while also indirectly influencing herbivorous pests...
  38. Panayiotou E, Dimou M, Monokrousos N. The effects of grazing intensity on soil processes in a Mediterranean protected area. Environ Monit Assess. 2017;189:441 pubmed publisher
    ..Management plans applied to pastures, in order to improve soil quality properties and accelerate passive reforestation, should aim at the improvement of soil parameters related primarily to C and secondly to N cycle. ..
  39. Fei M, Harvey J, Yin Y, Gols R. Oviposition Preference for Young Plants by the Large Cabbage Butterfly (Pieris brassicae ) Does not Strongly Correlate with Caterpillar Performance. J Chem Ecol. 2017;43:617-629 pubmed publisher
    ..brassicae may prefer younger and smaller plants for oviposition anticipating that future plant growth and size is optimally synchronized with the final larval instar, which contributes >80% of larval growth before pupation. ..
  40. Brudvig L, Damschen E, Haddad N, Levey D, Tewksbury J. The influence of habitat fragmentation on multiple plant-animal interactions and plant reproduction. Ecology. 2015;96:2669-78 pubmed
    ..of fragmentation on plant reproductive output and the degree to which these impacts are mediated through altered herbivory, pollination, or pre-dispersal seed predation...
  41. Bussaman P, Sa Uth C, Chandrapatya A, Atlihan R, Gökçe A, Saska P, et al. Fast Population Growth in Physogastry Reproduction of Luciaphorus perniciosus (Acari: Pygmephoridae) at Different Temperatures. J Econ Entomol. 2017;110:1397-1403 pubmed publisher
    ..4189, 0.8653, and 1.0892 d-1 at 25, 30, and 35?°C, respectively. Computer projection indicated that the mushroom mites Lu. perniciosus is capable of a threefold daily increase at 35?°C. ..
  42. Stockton D, Pescitelli L, Ebert T, Martini X, Stelinski L. Induced Preference Improves Offspring Fitness in a Phytopathogen Vector. Environ Entomol. 2017;46:1090-1097 pubmed publisher
    ..citri reproductive strategies, allowing females to discriminate among potential host species in favor of those to which her offspring are best adapted...
  43. DeLucia E, Nabity P, Zavala J, Berenbaum M. Climate change: resetting plant-insect interactions. Plant Physiol. 2012;160:1677-85 pubmed publisher
  44. Fu Z, Epstein B, Kelley J, Zheng Q, Bergland A, Castillo Carrillo C, et al. Using NextRAD sequencing to infer movement of herbivores among host plants. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0177742 pubmed publisher
    ..We demonstrate that emerging sequencing technologies that detect genome-wide SNPs of a vector can be used to infer such localized movement. ..
  45. Buhl C, Meilan R, Lindroth R. Genetic Modification of Lignin in Hybrid Poplar (Populus alba?×?Populus tremula) Does Not Substantially Alter Plant Defense or Arthropod Communities. J Insect Sci. 2017;17: pubmed publisher
  46. Keith R, Mitchell Olds T. Testing the optimal defense hypothesis in nature: Variation for glucosinolate profiles within plants. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0180971 pubmed publisher
    ..Genetic diversity in glucosinolate profile has been previously demonstrated to be important to both herbivory and fitness in B. stricta; however, the importance of glucosinolate variation among tissues has not...
  47. Campbell S. Ecological mechanisms for the coevolution of mating systems and defence. New Phytol. 2015;205:1047-53 pubmed
    ..Here, I review current research on the role of herbivory as a driver of mating system evolution, and the role of mating systems in the evolution of defence strategies...
  48. Suzuki T, España M, Nunes M, Zhurov V, Dermauw W, Osakabe M, et al. Protocols for the delivery of small molecules to the two-spotted spider mite, Tetranychus urticae. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0180658 pubmed publisher
    ..In addition, described protocols could be adapted for other Tetranychidae and related species of economic importance such as Varroa, dust and poultry mites...
  49. Turley N, Godfrey R, Johnson M. Evolution of mixed strategies of plant defense against herbivores. New Phytol. 2013;197:359-61 pubmed publisher
  50. Groendahl S, Fink P. High dietary quality of non-toxic cyanobacteria for a benthic grazer and its implications for the control of cyanobacterial biofilms. BMC Ecol. 2017;17:20 pubmed publisher
  51. Villamuelas M, Serrano E, Espunyes J, Fernández N, Lopez Olvera J, Garel M, et al. Predicting herbivore faecal nitrogen using a multispecies near-infrared reflectance spectroscopy calibration. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0176635 pubmed publisher
    ..In conclusion, our single multispecies equation can be used as a reliable, cost-effective, easy and powerful analytical method to assess FN in a wide range of herbivore species. ..
  52. Orrock J, Dutra H, Marquis R, Barber N. Apparent competition and native consumers exacerbate the strong competitive effect of an exotic plant species. Ecology. 2015;96:1052-61 pubmed
  53. Güncan A, Gümüs E. Within-Plant Distribution and Susceptibility of Hazelnut Cultivars to Mikomya coryli (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae). Environ Entomol. 2017;46:864-870 pubmed publisher
    ..Results of the within-plant distribution, M. coryli larval phenology, and cultivar pest-susceptibility analyses are presented to enable effective control of the pest as a part of hazelnut integrated pest management...
  54. Mathisen K, Milner J, Skarpe C. Moose-tree interactions: rebrowsing is common across tree species. BMC Ecol. 2017;17:12 pubmed publisher
    Plant strategies to resist herbivory include tolerance and avoidance. Tolerance strategies, such as rapid regrowth which increases the palatability of new shoots, can lead to positive feedback loops between plants and herbivores...
  55. Fedriani J, Wiegand T. Hierarchical mechanisms of spatially contagious seed dispersal in complex seed-disperser networks. Ecology. 2014;95:514-26 pubmed
  56. Flory S, D Antonio C. Taking the long view on the ecological effects of plant invasions. Am J Bot. 2015;102:817-8 pubmed publisher
  57. Garnier R, Bento A, Hansen C, Pilkington J, Pemberton J, Graham A. Physiological proteins in resource-limited herbivores experiencing a population die-off. Naturwissenschaften. 2017;104:68 pubmed publisher
    ..Overall, our results are consistent with the physiological recovery of surviving individuals after a harsh winter. ..
  58. Soliveres S, Van der Plas F, Manning P, Prati D, Gossner M, Renner S, et al. Biodiversity at multiple trophic levels is needed for ecosystem multifunctionality. Nature. 2016;536:456-9 pubmed
    ..Our results show that multitrophic richness and abundance support ecosystem functioning, and demonstrate that a focus on single groups has led to researchers to greatly underestimate the functional importance of biodiversity. ..
  59. Rowen E, Gutensohn M, Dudareva N, Kaplan I. Carnivore Attractant or Plant Elicitor? Multifunctional Roles of Methyl Salicylate Lures in Tomato Defense. J Chem Ecol. 2017;43:573-585 pubmed publisher
    ..defenses by simulating feeding by hornworm caterpillars in a fully crossed factorial design (+/- MeSA, +/- herbivory)...
  60. Crecelius A, Michalzik B, Potthast K, Meyer S, Schubert U. Tracing the fate and transport of secondary plant metabolites in a laboratory mesocosm experiment by employing mass spectrometric imaging. Anal Bioanal Chem. 2017;409:3807-3820 pubmed publisher
    ..In summary, the MSI technique shows a trade-off between sensitivity and spatial resolution. Graphical abstract Monitoring quinic acid in a mesocosm experiment by mass spectrometric imaging (MSI). ..
  61. Hall A, Steinbauer M, Taylor G, Johnson S, Cook J, Riegler M. Unravelling mummies: cryptic diversity, host specificity, trophic and coevolutionary interactions in psyllid - parasitoid food webs. BMC Evol Biol. 2017;17:127 pubmed publisher
  62. Letheren A, Hill S, Salie J, Parkman J, Chen J. A Little Bug with a Big Bite: Impact of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Infestations on Forest Ecosystems in the Eastern USA and Potential Control Strategies. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2017;14: pubmed publisher
    ..Currently available individual and integrated approaches should continue to be evaluated in the laboratory and in the field along with the development of other new and innovative methods. ..
  63. Underwood N, Inouye B, Hambäck P. A conceptual framework for associational effects: when do neighbors matter and how would we know?. Q Rev Biol. 2014;89:1-19 pubmed
    Interactions between individual consumer and resource organisms can be modified by neighbors, e.g., when herbivory depends on the identity or diversity of neighboring plants...
  64. Heldbjerg H, Fox A, Thellesen P, Dalby L, Sunde P. Common Starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) increasingly select for grazed areas with increasing distance-to-nest. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0182504 pubmed publisher
  65. Naranjo Guevara N, Peñaflor M, Cabezas Guerrero M, Bento J. Nocturnal herbivore-induced plant volatiles attract the generalist predatory earwig Doru luteipes Scudder. Naturwissenschaften. 2017;104:77 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results showed that D. luteipes innately uses nocturnal herbivore-induced plant volatiles to search for prey. Moreover, the attraction of the earwig to short-term damaged plants is likely mediated by fatty acid derivatives. ..
  66. Schreven S, Frago E, Stens A, de Jong P, van Loon J. Contrasting effects of heat pulses on different trophic levels, an experiment with a herbivore-parasitoid model system. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0176704 pubmed publisher
    ..These findings suggest that more extreme fluctuations may disrupt host-parasitoid synchrony, whereas moderate fluctuations may improve parasitoid fitness. ..
  67. Pizzolante G, Cordero C, Tredici S, Vergara D, Pontieri P, Del Giudice L, et al. Cultivable gut bacteria provide a pathway for adaptation of Chrysolina herbacea to Mentha aquatica volatiles. BMC Plant Biol. 2017;17:30 pubmed publisher
    ..In response to herbivory, plants produce specific compounds, and feeding insects respond adequately7 to molecules produced by plants...
  68. Jamieson M, Trowbridge A, Raffa K, Lindroth R. Consequences of climate warming and altered precipitation patterns for plant-insect and multitrophic interactions. Plant Physiol. 2012;160:1719-27 pubmed publisher
  69. Davis A, Unmack P, Vari R, Betancur R R. Herbivory Promotes Dental Disparification and Macroevolutionary Dynamics in Grunters (Teleostei: Terapontidae), a Freshwater Adaptive Radiation. Am Nat. 2016;187:320-33 pubmed publisher
    ..The evolution of herbivory prompted major disparification, significantly expanding the terapontid adaptive phenotypic continuum into an ..
  70. Scholes D, Rasnick E, Paige K. Characterization of Arabidopsis thaliana regrowth patterns suggests a trade-off between undamaged fitness and damage tolerance. Oecologia. 2017;184:643-652 pubmed publisher
    b>Herbivory is a fundamental type of plant-animal interaction that presents substantial selection pressure on plants to replace lost tissues and to prevent subsequent losses in fitness...
  71. Dillon F, Chludil H, Zavala J. Solar UV-B radiation modulates chemical defenses against Anticarsia gemmatalis larvae in leaves of field-grown soybean. Phytochemistry. 2017;141:27-36 pubmed publisher
    ..Williams. Although TPI activity and genistein derivatives were induced by herbivory, these results did not explain the differences found in survivorship and mass gain of larvae that fed on cv...
  72. Gao L, Li Y, Xu Y, Hulcr J, Cognato A, Wang J, et al. Acanthotomicus sp. (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae), a New Destructive Insect Pest of North American Sweetgum Liquidambar styraciflua in China. J Econ Entomol. 2017;110:1592-1595 pubmed publisher
    ..This discovery suggests that global preinvasion assessment of pests is warranted...
  73. Wyckhuys K, Graziosi I, Burra D, Walter A. Phytoplasma infection of a tropical root crop triggers bottom-up cascades by favoring generalist over specialist herbivores. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0182766 pubmed publisher
    ..Our work unveils key facets of phytoplasma ecology, and sheds light upon complex multi-trophic interactions mediated by an emerging phytopathogen. These findings have further implications for invasion ecology and management. ..
  74. Foote N, Davis T, Crowder D, Bosque Pérez N, Eigenbrode S. Plant Water Stress Affects Interactions Between an Invasive and a Naturalized Aphid Species on Cereal Crops. Environ Entomol. 2017;46:609-616 pubmed publisher
    ..This suggests that plant responses to water stress alter the outcome of competition between herbivore species, with implications for the structure of pest communities on wheat during periods of drought. ..
  75. Zhang J, Zuo X, Zhou X, Lv P, Lian J, Yue X. Long-term grazing effects on vegetation characteristics and soil properties in a semiarid grassland, northern China. Environ Monit Assess. 2017;189:216 pubmed publisher
    ..However, grazing may eliminate the association of species richness with soil properties in semiarid grasslands. ..
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