Herbivores eat plants, and plants defend their tissues. To overcome these plant defences, herbivores have evolved a variety of offensive strategies. Bram Knegt studies the costs and benefits of a recently described offensive strategy, defence suppression, in the herbivorous spider mite Tetranychus evansi.
A.J. Knegt: Costs and Benefits of Plant Defence Suppression by Tetranychus Evansi Spider Mites.
Prof. E.T. Kiers (VU)
Dr C.J.M. Egas
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