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Volatile chemical interaction between undamaged plants

effects at higher trophic levels

Glinwood, Robert (2010). Volatile chemical interaction between undamaged plants. I/In: Plant communication from an ecological perspective. Sid./p. 87-99. Berlin: Springer
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-12162-3_6


This chapter discusses whether plant chemical communication is a mechanism
by which plant genetic diversity can affect the natural enemies of herbivores.
Plant genetic diversity influences natural enemies, and these insects use volatile
chemical cues to locate suitable habitats. However, the importance of chemical
communication for these interactions has not been considered. In this chapter, the
latest research on chemical communication between undamaged plants is reviewed.
Evidence for the fact that volatile chemical communication between weeds and
barley, and between different barley genotypes, can influence host plant and habitat
selection by aphid natural enemies, polyphagous ladybirds and parasitic wasps, is
presented. The results suggest that aphid natural enemies may recognise the effects
of plant–plant volatile interaction and volatile mixing as cues denoting favourable
habitats. This represents a new aspect of the ecology of plant communication that
may be exploited for sustainable plant protection

Authors/Creators:Glinwood, Robert
Editors:Baluksa, Frantisek and Ninkovic, Velemir
Title:Volatile chemical interaction between undamaged plants
Subtitle:effects at higher trophic levels
Year of publishing :2010
Page range:87-99
Place of Publication:Berlin
Publication Type:Book Chapter
Version:Accepted version
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:H Protection of plants and stored products > H10 Pests of plants
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 106 Biological Sciences (Medical to be 3 and Agricultural to be 4) > Botany
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 106 Biological Sciences (Medical to be 3 and Agricultural to be 4) > Ecology
Keywords:communication, volatiles, signalling
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ID Code:9336
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Ecology
(S) > Dept. of Ecology
External funders:MISTRA
Deposited By: Dr Robert Glinwood
Deposited On:19 Dec 2012 13:12
Metadata Last Modified:02 Dec 2014 10:54

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