Advances in Insect Chemical Ecology

Advances in Insect Chemical Ecology

by Ring T. Carde
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521792754

ISBN-13: 9780521792752

Pub. Date: 03/31/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Eight chapters consider the latest research and thought in the study of how insects use chemical signals to communicate with each other or to interact with other species. Written by internationally recognized experts, they focus on topics such as plant defenses against insects, floral odors that attract pollinators, host finding by parasitic insects, and

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Eight chapters consider the latest research and thought in the study of how insects use chemical signals to communicate with each other or to interact with other species. Written by internationally recognized experts, they focus on topics such as plant defenses against insects, floral odors that attract pollinators, host finding by parasitic insects, and pheromone-mediated interactions in cockroaches, moths, spiders, and mites. The book is essential reading for researchers and graduate students of chemically mediated communication in insects.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521792752
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/31/2004
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

1Phytochemical diversity in insect defenses in tropical and temperature plant families1
2Recruitment of predators and parasitoids by herbivore-injured plants21
3Chemical ecology of astigmatid mites76
4Semiochemistry of spiders110
5Why do flowers smell? The chemical ecology of fragrance-driven pollination151
6Sex pheromones of cockroaches179
7A quest for alkaloids : the curious relationship between tiger moths and plants containing pyrrolizidine alkaloids248
8Structure of the pheromone communication channel in moths283

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