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Silica accumulation in grasses in response to a large scale herbivore exclosure experiment
(Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2011-06-10)
Silica defenses in grasses have been recently proposed to be important for plant-herbivore interactions. High silica levels in grasses have been found to have a negative impact on herbivores performance and act as an herbivory deterrent. Moreover, accumulation of silica has been proposed to be inducible, i.e. highly grazed grasses accumulate silica in their leaves. In order to assess whether silica ...