Plant Chemicals are a Trick or Treat for Insects
Entomologists at Michigan State University (MSU) have manipulated phytochemical (plant chemical) diversity using 16 genotypes of tomatoes and measured the response of a common caterpillar, the cabbage looper. MSU’s work is supported in part by a grant from NIFA’s ’ Agriculture and Food Research Initiative program. Their findings were recently published in the journal Ecology. For more information, read the Michigan State University article.