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    Author(s): Paul M. Rafes
    Date: 1991
    Source: In: Baranchikov, Yuri N.; Mattson, William J.; Hain, Fred P.; Payne, Thomas L., eds. Forest Insect Guilds: Patterns of Interaction with Host Trees; 1989 August 13-17; Abakan, Siberia, U.S.S.R. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-153. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 215-216
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Northeastern Research Station
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    Trees do not actively respond to herbivore grazing, they react to the deterioration in the balance of their roots and crowns functions, which comes when transpiration powers fall off. Such inherent reactions of plants originated as abilities to restore photosynthesis.

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    Rafes, Paul M. 1991. Does the plant defend itself against leaf-feeding insects?. In: Baranchikov, Yuri N.; Mattson, William J.; Hain, Fred P.; Payne, Thomas L., eds. Forest Insect Guilds: Patterns of Interaction with Host Trees; 1989 August 13-17; Abakan, Siberia, U.S.S.R. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-153. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 215-216

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