Summary: REPLY TO
BALDWIN A reply to Baldwin: critique does not weaken major
Lynn S. Adler,1
* Michael Wink,2
and Amanda J.
Baldwin's critique raises some valid points. However, none invalidates our main findings
of correlations between leaf and floral defences, and induction of nectar alkaloids. We
believe our study successfully demonstrated linkages between leaf and floral traits, and
we hope it inspires further research in multiple systems and settings.
Alkaloids, induced defences, Manduca sexta, nectar, Nicotiana tabacum, phenotypic
Ecology Letters (2007) 10: E2E3
The goal of our research was to demonstrate the potential
for interactions between leaf herbivores and floral visitors
using Nicotiana tabacum. We exposed greenhouse plants to