Population growth and sequestration of plant toxins along a gradient of specialization in four aphid spp. on common milkweed.By Züst, T. & A.A. Agrawal.
Züst, T. & A.A. Agrawal. 2015. Population growth and sequestration of plant toxins along a gradient of specialization in four aphid species on the common milkweed Asclepias syriaca
. Functional Ecology doi: 10.1111/1365-2435.12523 pp. 1-10.
1. Dietary specialization in insect herbivores has long been hypothesized to predict tolerance of plant defenses, with more specialized herbivores being highly tolerant of and sometimes sequestering plant secondary compounds. Plant variation in secondary compounds should thus play an important and predictable role in shaping the performance and distribution of insect communities.