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General Ecology (Biology 311) D. R. Hileman Lecture #14 HERBIVORY – STUDY GUIDE 1. Be able to define: coevolution, secondary compounds, apparency, ecotype, seed predation, mast fruiting. 2. Be able to describe all of the different effects that herbivores can have on plants. 3 Know about what percentage of plant biomass is consumed by herbivores, on average over all ecosystems. Know which ecosystems the percentage of the biomass consumed is: (a) the largest, (b) the smallest. 4. Be able to describe all of the different ways that individual plants respond to herbivore attack (i.e. how individual plants tolerate herbivory in the short term. 5. Be able to describe how a coevolutionary association works, and be able to name the common coevolutionary relationships. 6. Know the main groups of chemical defenses found in plants, and how these chemicals affect herbivores. 7. Know how apparency and the value of the tissue to the plant predict the degree of protection
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Unformatted text preview: against herbivores. 8. Know which types of plants and which plant parts are: (a) more apparent, and (b) less apparent. 9. Know which plant parts are: (a) more valuable, and (b) less valuable to a plant. 10. Be able to describe each of the following examples and explain how it demonstrates a key concept in herbivory: (a) feeding preferences of insects in Arizona and New Mexico, (b) furanocoumarins in wild parsnip, (c) slugs and wild ginger, (d) Monarch butterfly, (e) Passion flower, (f) Solanum 11. Know the different types of mechanical defenses that plants have against herbivores. 12. Know how the different behaviors seed predators determine the different tactics that the seed-producing plants employ to assure successful reproduction....
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2010 for the course ECOLOGY BIO 311 taught by Professor Dr.hileman during the Spring '10 term at Tuskegee.

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