herbivory


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herbivory

(hɜːˈbɪvərɪ)
n
the consumption of plants
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Over six generations they subjected four groups of plants to different treatments: with bee pollination only, bee pollination with herbivory (caterpillars), hand pollination without herbivory, and hand pollination with herbivory.
Patterns of herbivory in Vassobia breviflora (Solanaceae): variation in foliar damage and natural selection mediated by herbivorous
In fact, opening-up the canopy via thinning and logging will exacerbate the wildfire and smoke problem by adding even more grass and brush into the mix unless we have an adequate grazing herbivory present in and around forests and wildland areas beforehand.
Furthermore, the expression of other secondary compounds (e.g., volatile terpenoids), presumably produced by Brazilian peppertree in response to herbivory (Barbosa et al.
High deer densities equate to higher levels of herbivory. The structural integrity of forest vegetation types can be modified or compromised in cases of locally abundant deer with intense and frequent herbivory (Raymer, 2000).
There are many aspects to insectplant interactions, such as pollination biology and herbivory (and more specifically, folivory).
Other perspectives on plant biology include the structural basis of ligand perception and signal activation by receptor kinases, plant mitochondrial genomes: dynamics and mechanisms of mutation, guilt by association: a phenotype-based view of the plant phosphoinositide network, new strategies and tools in quantitative genetics: how to go from the phenotype to the genotype, and trade-offs between plant growth and defense against insect herbivory: an emerging mechanistic synthesis.
Ecologically, deer herbivory is a fairly well-understood phenomenon.
Results of previous deer herbivory research could cause biologists concern when managing wetlands as suitable habitat for migratory waterfowl because intense herbivory can negatively impact plant communities.
The defensive role holds up in some plant species (Ward et al., 1997; Molano-Flores, 2001; Ruiz et al., 2002; Jauregui-Zuniga and Moreno, 2004; Korth et al., 2006; Handley et al., 2007) albeit not in others (Xiang and Chen, 2004; Nagaoka et al., 2010) and some studies indicate that production of COC is increased even as a result of artificial herbivory, as reported for raphides in Sida rhombifolia (Molano-Flores, 2001).