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- Chupp, Adam D.; Battaglia, Loretta L.
- Biological invasions 2014 v.16 no.12 pp. 2639-2651
- Cinnamomum camphora; Papilio; Persea borbonia; eggs; females; field experimentation; host preferences; hosts; instars; laboratory experimentation; larvae; larval development; leaves; oviposition; rearing; survival rate; trees; vascular wilt; United States
- ... In the southeastern US, laurel wilt disease (LWD) is causing widespread mortality of species in the Lauraceae. The principal target, Persea borbonia, is the primary larval host of Papilio palamedes, which is known to feed on other Lauraceae species. Among these potential hosts, the exotic Cinnamomum camphora is the only species that has shown resistance to LWD. We hypothesized that oviposition pre ...
- Coykendall, Katherine E.; Houseman, Gregory R.
- Biological invasions 2014 v.16 no.8 pp. 1735-1742
- Lespedeza cuneata; Sorghastrum nutans; autoclaving; biomass; erosion control; field experimentation; forage; grasslands; greenhouse experimentation; indigenous species; legumes; microbial communities; nodulation; soil; United States
- ... Lespedeza cuneata (sericea) is an Asian legume introduced to the US in the 1930s for erosion control and forage, but it can strongly reduce the abundance of native grassland plants. One possible explanation for this high invasive capacity is that L. cuneata is able to alter soil conditions to either improve its own growth, or reduce growth of native plants. To test for soil alteration following in ...