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Herbivore-induced plant volatiles provide associational resistance against an ovipositing herbivore

Zakir, Ali; Sadek, Medhat; Bengtsson, Marie; Hansson, Bill; Witzgall, Peter; Anderson, Peter


5. Synthesis. Our results suggest that the presence of HIPV-emitting plant neighbours can reduce herbivory on undamaged plants and enhance plant resistance by affecting oviposition behaviour in insect herbivores.


associational resistance; herbivory; induced defence; oviposition; plant-herbivore interactions; plant-plant interactions; repellent; Spodoptera littoralis

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Journal of Ecology
2013, Volume: 101, number: 2, pages: 410-417