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Annu. Rev. Ecol. Syst. 2002. 33:64164 doi: 10.1146/annurev.ecolsys.33.010802.150443
 

Summary: Annu. Rev. Ecol. Syst. 2002. 33:64164
doi: 10.1146/annurev.ecolsys.33.010802.150443
Copyright c 2002 by Annual Reviews. All rights reserved
First published online as a Review in Advance on August 14, 2002
HERBIVORE OFFENSE
Richard Karban
Department of Entomology, University of California, Davis, California 95616;
email: rkarban@ucdavis.edu
Anurag A. Agrawal
Department of Botany, University of Toronto, 25 Willcocks Street, Toronto,
Ontario M5S 3B2, Canada; email: agrawal@botany.utoronto.ca
Key Words Plant-herbivore interactions, coevolution, choice,
preference-performance correlation, enzymatic metabolism, sequestration
s Abstract Herbivore offense describes traits that allow herbivores to increase their
feeding and other uses of host plants when these uses benefit the herbivores. We argue
that ecological interactions and coevolution between plants and herbivores cannot be
understood without an offense-defense framework. Thus far, plant defense theory and
data have far outpaced knowledge of herbivore offense. Offensive tactics include feed-
ing and oviposition choices, enzymatic metabolism of plant compounds, sequestration,
morphological adaptations, symbionts, induction of plant galls, and induced plant sus-

  

Source: Agrawal, Anurag - Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology & Entomollogy, Cornell University

 

Collections: Environmental Sciences and Ecology