Ethylene emission from excised and intact American basswood tissue was increased after seedlings were infested with the bud-feeding herbivore, Thrips calcaratus. Gas chromatographic analysis showed that thrips-infested tissue produced significantly more ethylene than mechanically damaged or control tissue. The possibility that thrips feeding enhances ethylene-mediated stress signals is discussed.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Journal of Chemical Ecology|
|State||Published - Feb 1995|
- plant-insect interactions
- Thrips calcaratus
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics