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- van Wijk, Michiel; De Bruijn, Paulien J. A.; Sabelis, Maurice W.
- Journal of chemical ecology 2008 v.34 no.6 pp. 791-803
- memory; volatile compounds; food plants; Phytoseiulus persimilis; tritrophic interactions; phytophagous mites; octanol; predatory mites; methyl salicylate; smell; Tetranychus urticae; attractants; predator-prey relationships; odors
- ... Predatory mites locate herbivorous mites, their prey, by the aid of herbivore-induced plant volatiles (HIPV). These HIPV differ with plant and/or herbivore species, and it is not well understood how predators cope with this variation. We hypothesized that predators are attracted to specific compounds in HIPV, and that they can identify these compounds in odor mixtures not previously experienced. T ...
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