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Adaptations to biotic and abiotic stress: Macaranga-ant plants optimize investment in biotic defence

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Heil,  M.
Department of Bioorganic Chemistry, MPI for Chemical Ecology, Max Planck Society;

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Koch,  T.
Department of Bioorganic Chemistry, MPI for Chemical Ecology, Max Planck Society;

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Boland,  W.
Department of Bioorganic Chemistry, MPI for Chemical Ecology, Max Planck Society;

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Linsenmair, K. E., Heil, M., Kaiser, W. M., Fiala, B., Koch, T., & Boland, W. (2001). Adaptations to biotic and abiotic stress: Macaranga-ant plants optimize investment in biotic defence. Journal of Experimental Botany, 52(363), 2057-2065. doi:10.1093/jexbot/52.363.2057.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0012-A19E-C
Abstract
Obligate ant plants (myrmecophytes) in the genus Macaranga produce energy- and nutrient-rich food bodies (FBs) to nourish mutualistic ants which live inside the plants. These defend their host against biotic stress caused by herbivores and pathogens. Fa