The Evolutionary Ecology of Stereoisomeric Sesquiterpene Lactones in Xanthium strumarium
Whitney, Kenneth D.
Doctor of Philosophy
The ecological factors that maintain defensive chemical variation within and between plant species have intrigued ecologists for decades. While theory posits that polymorphisms may be maintained different forms of balancing selection, relatively few expe
Sesquiterpene lactone; Herbivory; Polymorphism; Plant defense