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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343599/the-evolution-of-tail-weaponization-in-amniotes
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Victoria M Arbour, Lindsay E Zanno
Weaponry, for the purpose of intraspecific combat or predator defence, is one of the most widespread animal adaptations, yet the selective pressures and constraints governing its phenotypic diversity and skeletal regionalization are not well understood. Here, we investigate the evolution of tail weaponry in amniotes, a rare form of weaponry that nonetheless evolved independently among a broad spectrum of life including mammals, turtles and dinosaurs. Using phylogenetic comparative methods, we test for links between morphology, ecology and behaviour in extant amniotes known to use the tail as a weapon, and in extinct taxa bearing osseous tail armaments...
January 31, 2018: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340758/plants-eavesdrop-on-cues-produced-by-snails-and-induce-costly-defenses-that-affect-insect-herbivores
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John L Orrock, Brian M Connolly, Won-Gyu Choi, Peter W Guiden, Sarah J Swanson, Simon Gilroy
Although induced defenses are widespread in plants, the degree to which plants respond to herbivore kairomones (incidental chemicals that herbivores produce independent of herbivory), the costs and benefits of responding to cues of herbivory risk, and the ecological consequences of induced defenses remain unclear. We demonstrate that undamaged tomatoes, Solanum lycopersicum, induce defenses in response to a kairomone (locomotion mucus) of snail herbivores (Helix aspersa). Induced defense had significant costs and benefits for plants: plants exposed to snail mucus or a standard defense elicitor (methyl jasmonate, MeJA) exhibited slower growth, but also experienced less herbivory by an insect herbivore (Spodoptera exigua)...
January 16, 2018: Oecologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340134/does-mycorrhizal-status-alter-herbivore-induced-changes-in-whole-plant-resource-partitioning
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Colin M Orians, Sara Gomez, Timothy Korpita
Both mycorrhizae and herbivore damage cause rapid changes in source-sink dynamics within a plant. Mycorrhizae create long-term sinks for carbon within the roots while damage by leaf-chewing herbivores causes temporary whole-plant shifts in carbon and nitrogen allocation. Thus, induced responses to herbivory might depend on the presence or absence of mycorrhizae. We examined the effects of mycorrhizal presence on induced resource partitioning in tomato (Solanum lycopersicon) in response to cues from a specialist herbivore Manduca sexta...
February 2018: AoB Plants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327360/aboveground-herbivory-induced-jasmonates-disproportionately-reduce-plant-reproductive-potential-by-facilitating-root-nematode-infestation
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Ricardo A R Machado, Carla C M Arce, Michael A McClure, Ian T Baldwin, Matthias Erb
Different plant-feeders, including insects and parasitic nematodes, can influence each other by triggering systemic changes in their shared host plants. In most cases however, the underlying mechanisms are unclear, and the consequences for plant fitness are not well understood. We studied the interaction between leaf feeding Manduca sexta caterpillars and root parasitic nematodes in Nicotiana attenuata. Simulated Manduca sexta attack increased the abundance of root parasitic nematodes in the field and facilitated Meloidogyne incognita reproduction in the glasshouse...
January 12, 2018: Plant, Cell & Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324980/traits-determining-the-digestibility-decomposability-relationships-in-species-from-mediterranean-rangelands
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Iris Bumb, Eric Garnier, Sylvain Coq, Johanne Nahmani, Maria Del Rey Granado, Olivier Gimenez, Elena Kazakou
Background and Aims: Forage quality for herbivores and litter quality for decomposers are two key plant properties affecting ecosystem carbon and nutrient cycling. Although there is a positive relationship between palatability and decomposition, very few studies have focused on larger vertebrate herbivores while considering links between the digestibility of living leaves and stems and the decomposability of litter and associated traits. The hypothesis tested is that some defences of living organs would reduce their digestibility and, as a consequence, their litter decomposability, through 'afterlife' effects...
January 6, 2018: Annals of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321861/low-interannual-precipitation-has-a-greater-negative-effect-than-seedling-herbivory-on-the-population-dynamics-of-a-short-lived-shrub-schiedea-obovata
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Lalasia Bialic-Murphy, Orou G Gaoue
Climate projections forecast more extreme interannual climate variability over time, with an increase in the severity and duration of extreme drought and rainfall events. Based on bioclimatic envelope models, it is projected that changing precipitation patterns will drastically alter the spatial distributions and density of plants and be a primary driver of biodiversity loss. However, many other underlying mechanisms can impact plant vital rates (i.e., survival, growth, and reproduction) and population dynamics...
January 2018: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321851/specificity-of-herbivore-induced-responses-in-an-invasive-species-alternanthera-philoxeroides-alligator-weed
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Mu Liu, Fang Zhou, Xiaoyun Pan, Zhijie Zhang, Milton B Traw, Bo Li
Herbivory-induced responses in plants can both negatively affect subsequently colonizing herbivores and mitigate the effect of herbivory on the host. However, it is still less known whether plants exhibit specific responses to specialist and generalist herbivores in non-secondary metabolite traits and how specificity to specialists and generalists differs between invasive and native plant populations. We exposed an invasive plant, Alternanthera philoxeroides, to Agasicles hygrophila (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae; specialist), Spodoptera litura (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae; generalist), manual clipping, or application of exogenous jasmonic acid and examined both the specificity of elicitation in traits of fitness (e...
January 2018: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321619/ultraviolet-b-enhances-the-resistance-of-multiple-plant-species-to-lepidopteran-insect-herbivory-through-the-jasmonic-acid-pathway
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Jinfeng Qi, Mou Zhang, Chengkai Lu, Christian Hettenhausen, Qing Tan, Guoyan Cao, Xudong Zhu, Guoxing Wu, Jianqiang Wu
Land plants protect themselves from ultraviolet-B (UV-B) by accumulating UV-absorbing metabolites, which may also function as anti-insect toxins. Previous studies have shown that UV-B enhances the resistance of different plant species to pierce-sucking pests; however, whether and how UV-B influences plant defense against chewing caterpillars are not well understood. Here we show that UV-B treatment increased Spodoptera litura herbivory-induced jasmonic acid (JA) production in Arabidopsis and thereby Arabidopsis exhibited elevated resistance to S...
January 10, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315590/brassinosteroids-regulate-glucosinolate-biosynthesis-in-arabidopsis-thaliana
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Ji Hyea Lee, Jeongyeo Lee, HyeRan Kim, Won Byoung Chae, Sun-Ju Kim, Yong Pyo Lim, Man-Ho Oh
Plants must constantly adjust their growth and defense responses to deal with the wide variety of stresses they encounter in their environment. Among phytohormones, brassinosteroids (BRs) are an important group of plant steroid hormones involved in numerous aspects of the plant lifecycle including growth, development, and responses to various stresses including insects. Here, we show that BRs regulate glucosinolate (GS) biosynthesis and function in insect herbivory. Preference tests and larval feeding experiments using the generalist herbivore, diamondback moth (Plutella xylostella), revealed that the larvae of this moth prefer to feed on Arabidopsis thaliana brassinosteroid insensitive 1 (bri1-5) plants than on wild-type Ws-2 or BRI1-Flag (bri1-5 background) transgenic plants, which leads an increase in larval weight...
January 5, 2018: Physiologia Plantarum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314635/semiochemicals-to-enhance-herbivory-by-diorhabda-carinulata-aggregations-in-saltcedar-tamarix-spp-infestations
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Alexander M Gaffke, Sharlene E Sing, Tom L Dudley, Daniel W Bean, Justin A Russak, Agenor Mafra-Neto, Paul A Grieco, Robert K D Peterson, David K Weaver
BACKGROUND: Semiochemicals for monitoring, attracting or repelling pest and beneficial organisms are increasingly deployed in agricultural and forest systems for pest management activities. However, the use of aggregation pheromones and host plant attractants for the express purpose of increasing the efficacy of classical biological control agents of weeds has not been widely reported. Therefore, we conducted field-based assays to determine if a specialized wax based matrix impregnated with an aggregation pheromone of the northern tamarisk beetle Diorhabda carinulata (Desbrochers) or host plant volatiles could increase the efficacy of D...
January 3, 2018: Pest Management Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305657/keystone-mutualism-strengthens-top-down-effects-by-recruiting-large-bodied-ants
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Robert E Clark, Michael S Singer
Determining the impacts of mutualistic interactions and predator diversity on food webs are two important goals in community ecology. In this study, we examined how predator community variation mediates the strength of top-down effects in the presence and absence of mutualistic interactions. We examined the impacts of predatory ant species that simultaneously prey on leaf-chewing herbivores (Lepidoptera) and engage in food-for-protection mutualisms with sap-feeding herbivores (Hemiptera) in the lower canopy of Connecticut forests...
January 6, 2018: Oecologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301018/herbivore-derived-fatty-acid-amides-elicit-reactive-oxygen-species-burst-in-plants
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Anna Block, Shawn A Christensen, Charles T Hunter, Hans T Alborn
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) can be elicited by many forms of stress, including pathogen attack, abiotic stress, damage and insect infestation. Perception of microbe- or damage-associated elicitors triggers an ROS burst in many plant species; however, the impact of herbivore fatty-acid amides on ROS elicitation remains largely unexplored. In this study we show that the lepidopteran-derived fatty-acid amide elicitor N-linolenoyl-L-glutamine (GLN18:3) can induce a ROS burst in multiple plant species. Furthermore, in Arabidopsis this ROS burst is partially dependent on the plasma membrane localized NADPH oxidases RBOHD and RBOHF, and an Arabidopsis rbohD/F double mutant produces enhanced GLN18:3-induced jasmonic acid...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300824/winter-is-coming-plant-freezing-resistance-as-a-key-functional-trait-for-the-assembly-of-annual-mediterranean-communities
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David S Pescador, Ana M Sánchez, Arantzazu L Luzuriaga, Angela Sierra-Almeida, Adrián Escudero
Background and Aims: In Mediterranean annual plants, germination mainly occurs during the autumn and only those seedlings that survive winter freezing can flower and produce seedlings in spring. Surprisingly, the effect of freezing events as an abiotic determinant of these communities remains unexplored. The present study aimed to investigate how freezing events affect annual Mediterranean communities and whether their functional structure as related to freezing resistance is linked to the main biotic and abiotic determinants of these communities...
December 29, 2017: Annals of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299297/herbivory-facilitates-growth-of-a-key-reef-building-caribbean-coral
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Adam Suchley, Lorenzo Alvarez-Filip
The decline of reef-building corals in conjunction with shifts to short-lived opportunistic species has prompted concerns that Caribbean reef framework-building capacity has substantially diminished. Restoring herbivore populations may be a potential driver of coral recovery; however, the impact of herbivores on coral calcification has been little studied. We performed an exclusion experiment to evaluate the impact of herbivory on Orbicella faveolata coral growth over 14 months. The experiment consisted of three treatments: full exclusion cages; half cage procedural controls; and uncaged control plates, each with small O...
December 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284748/aridity-weakens-population-level-effects-of-multiple-species-interactions-on-hibiscus-meyeri
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Allison M Louthan, Robert M Pringle, Jacob R Goheen, Todd M Palmer, William F Morris, Daniel F Doak
Predicting how species' abundances and ranges will shift in response to climate change requires a mechanistic understanding of how multiple factors interact to limit population growth. Both abiotic stress and species interactions can limit populations and potentially set range boundaries, but we have a poor understanding of when and where each is most critical. A commonly cited hypothesis, first proposed by Darwin, posits that abiotic factors (e.g., temperature, precipitation) are stronger determinants of range boundaries in apparently abiotically stressful areas ("stress" indicates abiotic factors that reduce population growth), including desert, polar, or high-elevation environments, whereas species interactions (e...
December 28, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281131/can-overcompensation-increase-crop-production
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Katja Poveda, María F Díaz, Augusto Ramirez
The two most pressing challenges to agriculture worldwide are feeding a rapidly growing human population and developing more sustainable agricultural practices that do not threaten human and ecosystem health. We address these challenges through research in plant-herbivore interactions, specifically overcompensatory responses in potato to herbivore damage. While herbivory is usually detrimental to most crops, some potato cultivars can overcompensate and increase crop productivity up to two-fold in response to herbivore damage...
December 27, 2017: Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260396/fungal-and-herbivore-elicitation-of-the-novel-maize-sesquiterpenoid-zealexin-a4-is-attenuated-by-elevated-co2
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Shawn A Christensen, Alisa Huffaker, James Sims, Charles T Hunter, Anna Block, Martha M Vaughan, Denis Willett, Maritza Romero, J Erik Mylroie, W Paul Williams, Eric A Schmelz
Chemical isolation and NMR-based structure elucidation revealed a novel keto-acidic sesquiterpenoid, termed zealexin A4 (ZA4). ZA4 is elicited by pathogens and herbivory, but attenuated by heightened levels of CO 2 . The identification of the labdane-related diterpenoids, termed kauralexins and acidic sesquiterpenoids, termed zealexins, demonstrated the existence of at least ten novel stress-inducible maize metabolites with diverse antimicrobial activity. Despite these advances, the identity of co-occurring and predictably related analytes remains largely unexplored...
December 19, 2017: Planta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250467/incremental-growth-of-therizinosaurian-dental-tissues-implications-for-dietary-transitions-in-theropoda
#18
Khai Button, Hailu You, James I Kirkland, Lindsay Zanno
Previous investigations document functional and phylogenetic signals in the histology of dinosaur teeth. In particular, incremental lines in dentin have been used to determine tooth growth and replacement rates in several dinosaurian clades. However, to date, few studies have investigated the dental microstructure of theropods in the omnivory/herbivory spectrum. Here we examine dental histology of Therizinosauria, a clade of large-bodied theropods bearing significant morphological evidence for herbivory, by examining the teeth of the early-diverging therizinosaurian Falcarius utahensis, and an isolated tooth referred to Suzhousaurus megatherioides, a highly specialized large-bodied representative...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247290/indirect-effects-of-mutualism-ant-treehopper-associations-deter-pollinators-and-reduce-reproduction-in-a-tropical-shrub
#19
Javier Ibarra-Isassi, Paulo S Oliveira
Animal-pollinated plants can be susceptible to changes in pollinator availability. Honeydew-producing treehoppers frequently occur on inflorescences, potentially enhancing ant-mediated negative effects on pollination services. However, the effect of ant-attended, honeydew-producing insects on plant reproduction remains uncertain. We recorded the abundance of treehoppers and ants on Byrsonima intermedia (Malpighiaceae), and monitored floral visitors in a Brazilian cerrado savanna. We manipulated the presence of ants and ant-treehopper associations on inflorescences to assess their effect on pollination and fruit formation...
December 15, 2017: Oecologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245006/big-role-for-a-tiny-genome
#20
Angela E Douglas
In this issue of Cell, Salem et al. demonstrate a remarkable instance of herbivory dependent on a co-evolved mutualism with specialized bacteria. Despite having a tiny genome and limited metabolic repertoire, the bacteria in Cassida beetles produce pectinases predicted to mediate degradation of plant cell walls in the insect diet.
December 14, 2017: Cell
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