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dc.contributor.authorHuang, Wei
Siemann, Evan
Xiao, Li
Yang, Xuefang
Ding, Jianqing
dc.date.accessioned 2014-10-30T19:33:32Z
dc.date.available 2014-10-30T19:33:32Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.citation Huang, Wei, Siemann, Evan, Xiao, Li, et al.. "Species-specific defence responses facilitate conspecifics and inhibit heterospecifics in above-belowground herbivore interactions." Nature Communications, 5, (2014) Macmillan Publishers Limited: 4851. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ncomms5851.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/77671
dc.description.abstract Conspecific and heterospecific aboveground and belowground herbivores often occur together in nature and their interactions may determine community structure. Here we show how aboveground adults and belowground larvae of the tallow tree specialist beetle Bikasha collaris and multiple heterospecific aboveground species interact to determine herbivore performance. Conspecific aboveground adults facilitate belowground larvae, but other aboveground damage inhibits larvae or has no effect. Belowground larvae increase conspecific adult feeding, but decrease heterospecific aboveground insect feeding and abundance. Chemical analyses and experiments with plant populations varying in phenolics show that all these positive and negative effects on insects are closely related to root and shoot tannin concentrations. Our results show that specific plant herbivore responses allow herbivore facilitation and inhibition to co-occur, likely shaping diverse aboveground and belowground communities. Considering species-specific responses of plants is critical for teasing apart inter- and intraspecific interactions in aboveground and belowground compartments.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Macmillan Publishers Limited
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dc.title Species-specific defence responses facilitate conspecifics and inhibit heterospecifics in above-belowground herbivore interactions
dc.type Journal article
dc.contributor.funder China National Basic Study Program
dc.contributor.funder National Natural Science Foundation of China
dc.contributor.funder National Science Foundation
dc.contributor.funder Foreign Visiting Professorship of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
dc.citation.journalTitle Nature Communications
dc.citation.volumeNumber 5
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ncomms5851
dc.identifier.pmcid PMC4199110
dc.identifier.pmid 25241651
dc.identifier.grantID 2012CB114104 (China National Basic Study Program)
dc.identifier.grantID 31200286 (National Natural Science Foundation of China)
dc.identifier.grantID 31370404 (National Natural Science Foundation of China)
dc.identifier.grantID DEB 0820560 (National Science Foundation)
dc.type.publication publisher version
dc.citation.firstpage 4851


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