Evolution of exocrine chemical defense in leaf beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)
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Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences, Springer (Birkhäuser), 1989/45/3/295-300
In this review we speculate on possible scenarios for the evolution of the very high diversity in chemical compounds liberated by exocrine glands of adults Chrysomelidae. Shift in host plant affinities and subsequent adaptation of the beetles to the plant toxins strongly influence the nature of the beetles' chemical defense.
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