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- Symonds, V Vaughan, et al. Show all 3 Authors
- BMC plant biology 2014 v.14 no.1 pp. 119
- Arabidopsis thaliana; epistasis; inbred lines; leaves; loci; phenotype; phenotypic plasticity; phytophagous insects; quantitative trait loci; trichomes
- ... BACKGROUND: Herbivory imposes an important selective pressure on plants. In Arabidopsis thaliana leaf trichomes provide a key defense against insect herbivory; however, trichome production incurs a fitness cost in the absence of herbivory. Previous work on A. thaliana has shown an increase in trichome density in response to leaf damage, suggesting a mechanism by which the cost associated with cons ...
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