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Why do many galls have conspicuous colors? A new hypothesis
Year:
2010
Source of publication :
Arthropod-Plant Interactions
Authors :
Perevolotsky, Avi
;
.
Silanikove, Nissim
;
.
Volume :
4
Co-Authors:
Inbar, M., Department of Evolutionary and Environmental Biology, Faculty of Science and Science Education, University of Haifa, Haifa 31905, Israel
Izhaki, I., Department of Evolutionary and Environmental Biology, Faculty of Science and Science Education, University of Haifa, Haifa 31905, Israel
Koplovich, A., Department of Evolutionary and Environmental Biology, Faculty of Science and Science Education, University of Haifa, Haifa 31905, Israel
Lupo, I., Department of Evolutionary and Environmental Biology, Faculty of Science and Science Education, University of Haifa, Haifa 31905, Israel
Silanikove, N., Institute of Animal Science, Agricultural Research Organization, Bet Dagan 50250, Israel
Glasser, T., Institute of Animal Science, Agricultural Research Organization, Bet Dagan 50250, Israel
Gerchman, Y., Department of Science Education - Biology, Faculty of Science and Science Education, University of Haifa, Oranim, Tivon 36006, Israel
Perevolotsky, A., Department of Natural Resources, Institute of Field Crops, Agricultural Research Organization, Bet Dagan 50250, Israel
Lev-Yadun, S., Department of Science Education - Biology, Faculty of Science and Science Education, University of Haifa, Oranim, Tivon 36006, Israel
Facilitators :
From page:
1
To page:
6
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Total pages:
6
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Abstract:
Galls are abnormal plant growth induced by various parasitic organisms, mainly insects. They serve as "incubators" for the developing insects in which they gain nutrition and protection from both abiotic factors and natural enemies. Galls are typically armed with high levels of defensive secondary metabolites. Conspicuousness by color, size and shape is a common gall trait. Many galls are colorful (red, yellow etc.) and therefore can be clearly distinguished from the surrounding host plant organs. Here we outlined a new hypothesis, suggesting that chemically protected galls which are also conspicuous are aposematic. We discuss predictions, alternative hypotheses and experimental tests of this hypothesis. © Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2009.
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DOI :
10.1007/s11829-009-9082-7
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Database:
Scopus
Publication Type:
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Language:
English
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19636
Last updated date:
02/03/2022 17:27
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16/04/2018 23:30
Scientific Publication
Why do many galls have conspicuous colors? A new hypothesis
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Inbar, M., Department of Evolutionary and Environmental Biology, Faculty of Science and Science Education, University of Haifa, Haifa 31905, Israel
Izhaki, I., Department of Evolutionary and Environmental Biology, Faculty of Science and Science Education, University of Haifa, Haifa 31905, Israel
Koplovich, A., Department of Evolutionary and Environmental Biology, Faculty of Science and Science Education, University of Haifa, Haifa 31905, Israel
Lupo, I., Department of Evolutionary and Environmental Biology, Faculty of Science and Science Education, University of Haifa, Haifa 31905, Israel
Silanikove, N., Institute of Animal Science, Agricultural Research Organization, Bet Dagan 50250, Israel
Glasser, T., Institute of Animal Science, Agricultural Research Organization, Bet Dagan 50250, Israel
Gerchman, Y., Department of Science Education - Biology, Faculty of Science and Science Education, University of Haifa, Oranim, Tivon 36006, Israel
Perevolotsky, A., Department of Natural Resources, Institute of Field Crops, Agricultural Research Organization, Bet Dagan 50250, Israel
Lev-Yadun, S., Department of Science Education - Biology, Faculty of Science and Science Education, University of Haifa, Oranim, Tivon 36006, Israel
Why do many galls have conspicuous colors? A new hypothesis
Galls are abnormal plant growth induced by various parasitic organisms, mainly insects. They serve as "incubators" for the developing insects in which they gain nutrition and protection from both abiotic factors and natural enemies. Galls are typically armed with high levels of defensive secondary metabolites. Conspicuousness by color, size and shape is a common gall trait. Many galls are colorful (red, yellow etc.) and therefore can be clearly distinguished from the surrounding host plant organs. Here we outlined a new hypothesis, suggesting that chemically protected galls which are also conspicuous are aposematic. We discuss predictions, alternative hypotheses and experimental tests of this hypothesis. © Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2009.
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