Tolerating herbivory: does the plant care if the herbivore has a backbone?

Citation
Pm. Kotanen et Jp. Rosenthal, Tolerating herbivory: does the plant care if the herbivore has a backbone?, EVOL ECOL, 14(4-6), 2000, pp. 537-549
Citations number
73
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Environment/Ecology
Journal title
EVOLUTIONARY ECOLOGY
ISSN journal
0269-7653 → ACNP
Volume
14
Issue
4-6
Year of publication
2000
Pages
537 - 549
Database
ISI
SICI code
0269-7653(2000)14:4-6<537:THDTPC>2.0.ZU;2-#
Abstract
Differences in size-related ecology and behaviour between vertebrate and in vertebrate herbivores lead to differences in the rates, tissue specificity, and spatial distribution of their damage, as well as in their indirect eff ects. As a result, many features of tolerance to herbivory by these groups also may differ. Tolerating vertebrate herbivory may demand the ability to tolerate sporadic non-specific impacts; this may be achieved by broad respo nses promoting regrowth and resource acquisition. In contrast, the diversit y of different types of invertebrate damage seems likely to demand a corres pondingly great variety of responses. These conclusions suggest that tolera nce to invertebrates may involve a broader set of responses than tolerance to vertebrates; conversely, the greater specificity of these responses may make it more difficult for arthropod-tolerant plants to achieve cross-toler ance to other types of damage.