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Title: Xylem Resin in the Resistance of the Pinaceae to Bark Beetles
Author: Smith, Richard H.;
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)
Description: Xylem 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.
Keywords: Pinaceae, insect-host relationships, Scoly tidae, resins, terpenes, attractants, antibiosis
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Smith, 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.
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