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The Varied Roles Of Induced Plant Responses In Species Interactions, Justine B. Roths May 2013

The Varied Roles Of Induced Plant Responses In Species Interactions, Justine B. Roths

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In this review, I will discuss indirect species interactions that occur as a result of herbivore-induced trait changes in plants. Species interactions are at the very core of the field of ecology. In particular, plant–insect herbivore interactions are of central importance as these two groups together consist of over 75% of the macroscopic diversity on earth. Historically, research has focused on pair-wise direct interactions however, more recently, the importance of indirect interactions has been widely acknowledged. Indeed, indirect interactions may be as strong and as common as direct interactions. Indirect interactions have been actively investigated in plant–insect systems ...


Flying Speed In Drosophila Melanogaster Selected For Fast Flight, Jess Wheeler Jan 2013

Flying Speed In Drosophila Melanogaster Selected For Fast Flight, Jess Wheeler

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The aim of this study was to quantify the increase in flying speed in two replicate lines of Drosophila melanogaster (AA1 and AA2), after approximately 520 generations of selection for fast flight in a wind tunnel.