Knowledge on spatio-temporal dynamics of plant primary and secondary chemistry under natural conditions is important to assess how plant defence varies in real field conditions. Plant primary and secondary chemistry is known to vary with both season and vegetation successional stage, however, in few studies these two sources of variation have been examined in combination. Here we examine variations in primary and secondary chemistry of Jacobaea vulgaris (Asteraceae) throughout the growing season in early, mid, and late stages of secondary succession following land abandonment using a well-established chronosequence in The Netherlands.
- pyrrolizidine alkaloids
- cinnabar moth
- dual role
Almeida De Carvalho, S., Macel, M., Mulder, P. P. J., Skidmore, A., & van der Putten, W. H. (2014). Chemical variation in Jacobaea vulgaris is influenced by the interaction of season and vegetation successional stage. Phytochemistry, 99, 86-94. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.phytochem.2013.12.004