editha host plants

Niklas Wahlberg Niklas.Wahlberg at zoologi.su.se
Thu Jan 17 09:23:16 EST 2002

At 09:07 17.01.2002 -0500, Ron Gatrelle wrote:
>One thing to remember is that evolution is both divergent and convergent.
>The following is not necessarily the case with editha above, but I suspect
>that some of these "switches" or "adaptations" are not new at all.  Rather
>it may be a reversion to a former type of host, which is why is looks to be
>happening so easily/quickly - latent host acceptability.   Been there done
>that, says the digestive system.  Just "food" for thought.
>Ron Gatrelle

See: Radtkey RR, Singer MC (1995) Repeated reversals of host-preference 
evolution in a specialist insect herbivore. Evolution 49:351-359
like I said lots been published on that.

Niklas Wahlberg
Department of Zoology
Stockholm University
S-106 91 Stockholm

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