Chemical ecology of insect-plant interactions: ecological significance of plant secondary metabolites.

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Nishida, Ritsuo;
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
  • Journal: Bioscience, biotechnology, and biochemistry,volume 78,issue 1,pages1-13 (issn: 0916-8451)
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  • Subject: defensive substance | insect–plant interaction | pheromone | host-finding cue | synomone
    mesheuropmc: food and beverages | fungi

Plants produce a diverse array of secondary metabolites as chemical barriers against herbivores. Many phytophagous insects are highly adapted to these allelochemicals and use such unique substances as the specific host-finding cues, defensive substances of their own, an... View more
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