Variation and function of cucurbitacins in Cucurbita: an examination of current hypotheses

D. W. Tallamy, V. A. Krischik

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Abstract

Current interspecific and intraspecific patterns of cucurbitacin variation in the genus Cucurbita reflect an evolutionary compromise between several abiotic determinants of cucurbitacin metabolism and the conflicting pressures of both physiologically nonadapted and adapted cucurbit herbivores. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)766-786
Number of pages21
JournalAmerican Naturalist
Volume133
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

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