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Biological activity and specificity of Miridae-induced plant volatiles

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Pérez-Hedo, M.; Granell Richart, A.; Rambla Nebot, JL.; Urbaneja Garcia, A. (2017). Biological activity and specificity of Miridae-induced plant volatiles. BioControl. 63(2):203-213. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10526-017-9854-4

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Title: Biological activity and specificity of Miridae-induced plant volatiles
Author: Pérez-Hedo, Meritxell Granell Richart, Antonio Rambla Nebot, Jose Luis Urbaneja Garcia, Alberto
UPV Unit: Universitat Politècnica de València. Instituto Universitario Mixto de Biología Molecular y Celular de Plantas - Institut Universitari Mixt de Biologia Molecular i Cel·lular de Plantes
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[EN] The ability of zoophytophagous predators to produce defensive plant responses due to their phytophagous behavior has been recently demonstrated. In the case of tomatoes, the mirids Nesidiocoris tenuis and Macrolophus ...[+]
Subjects: Plant response , Herbivore-induced plant volatiles , Mirid bugs
Copyrigths: Cerrado
BioControl. (issn: 1386-6141 )
DOI: 10.1007/s10526-017-9854-4
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10526-017-9854-4
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The research leading to these results was funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (AGL2014-55616-C3). The authors thank Javier Calvo (KOPPERT BS) for the supply of insects, and Sandra Fresquet and ...[+]
Type: Artículo


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