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Xylem Resin in the Resistance of the Pinaceae to Bark BeetlesAuthor(s): Richard H. Smith
Source: General Technical Report PSW-1. Berkeley, CA: USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 7p.
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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DescriptionXylem resin of Pinaceae is closely linked with their resistance and suseptibility to tree-killing bark beetles. This review of the literature on attacking adults suggests that all three resistance mechanisms proposed by Painter -- preference, antibiosis, and tolerance -- are active in this relationship: preference by attraction, repellency, and synergism; antibiosis by both chemical and physical properties; tolerance by healing and secondary resinosis.
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CitationSmith, Richard H. 1972. Xylem Resin in the Resistance of the Pinaceae to Bark Beetles. General Technical Report PSW-1. Berkeley, CA: USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 7p.
KeywordsPinaceae, insect-host relationships, Scoly tidae, resins, terpenes, attractants, antibiosis
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