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Your Position :Home->Past Journals Catalog->2021年58 No.6

An introduction to phytophagous insect host-plant selection hypotheses
Author of the article:GUO Xian-Ru LI Wei-Zheng DONG Jun-Feng DING Shi-Bo ZHOU Zhou SONG Nan MA Ji-Sheng
Author's Workplace:College of Plant Protection, Henan Agricultural University, Henan Key Laboratory of Creation and Application of New Pesticides, Zhengzhou 450002, China; College of Horticulture and Plant Protection, Henan University of Science and Technology, Luoyang 471023, China; Customs of Yangzhou, People's Republic of China, Yangzhou 225009, China; College of Agriculture, Xinyang Agriculture and Forestry University, Xinyang 464000, China
Key Words:phytophagous insects; host plants; hypotheses for host-plant selection
Abstract:
The term “host plant” has a specific meaning and host plant selection is an important part of the relationship between phytophagous insects and plants. There are four main hypotheses describing host plant selection:the Hopkin’s host selection principle, the new Hopkin’s host selection principle, the chemical legacy hypothesis and the preference-performance hypothesis. This article introduces and discusses these four hypotheses and provides a definition and discussion of the host plant concept.
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