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Cost of defense in the context of plant competition: Brassica rapa may grow and defend

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Mitchell-Olds,  T.
Group of Genetics and Evolution, MPI for Chemical Ecology, Max Planck Society;

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Siemens, D. H., Garner, S. H., Mitchell-Olds, T., & Callaway, R. M. (2002). Cost of defense in the context of plant competition: Brassica rapa may grow and defend. Ecology, 83(2), 505-517. doi:10.2307/2680031.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0012-B268-A
Abstract
Theory on costs of plant defense against herbivory in stressful environments predicts that costs should increase when competition is intense. This amplifies a fundamental dilemma that plants are thought to face: allocate limited resources to grow fast e