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Increased availability of extrafloral nectar reduces herbivory in Lima bean plants (Phaseolus lunatus., Fabaceae)

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Kost,  C.
Department of Bioorganic Chemistry, MPI for Chemical Ecology, Max Planck Society;
IMPRS on Ecological Interactions, MPI for Chemical Ecology, Max Planck Society;
Research Group Dr. C. Kost, Experimental Ecology and Evolution , Department of Bioorganic Chemistry, Prof. Dr. W. Boland, MPI for Chemical Ecology, Max Planck Society;

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Kost, C., & Heil, M. (2005). Increased availability of extrafloral nectar reduces herbivory in Lima bean plants (Phaseolus lunatus., Fabaceae). Basic and Applied Ecology, 6(3), 237-248. doi:10.1016/j.baae.2004.11.002.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0012-A13C-8
Abstract
Lima bean (Phaseolus lunatus) features two inducible indirect defences to protect itself against herbivores. Besides the emission of plant volatiles, extrafloral nectar is secreted to attract carnivorous arthropods to herbivore-damaged plants. The activ