The Many Dimensions of Diet Breadth: Phytochemical, Genetic, Behavioral, and Physiological Perspectives on the Interaction between a Native Herbivore and an Exotic Host

February 2016

Joshua G. Harrison, Zachariah Gompert, James A. Fordyce, C. Alex Buerkle, Rachel Grinstead, Joshua P. Jahner, Scott Mikel, Christopher C. Nice, Aldrin Santamaria, and Matthew L. Forister

In this study, scientists analyzed butterflies colonizing several different populations of alfalfa, finding significant variation in larval performance between plant groups. Plant DNA was sequenced on an Illumina HiSeq after size selection of library fragments with BluePippin.

PLoS One
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0147971

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