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Advances in Insect Physiology publishes volumes containing important, comprehensive and in-depth reviews on all aspects of insect physiology. It is an essential reference source for invertebrate physiologists and neurobiologists, entomologists, zoologists and insect biochemists. First published in 1963, the serial is now edited by Steven Simpson and Jerome Casas to provide an international perspective. This volume is a thematic volume focusing on locust phase polyphenism.
• Contributions from the leading researchers in entomology
• Discusses the physiological diversity in insects
• Includes in-depth reviews with valuable information for a variety of entomology disciplines
1. Introduction 2. Insect polyphenism 3. Density-dependent phase polyphenism 4. Locust phase characteristics 5. Morphology 6. Anatomy 7. Colouration and pigments 8. Reproduction 9. Endocrinology 10. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 11. Behaviour 12. Volatiles and volatile phermones 13. Cuticular substances and contact phermones 14. Factors that induce gregarious phase characteristics 15. Factors that induce solitarious phase characteristics 16. Transmission of phase from parents to progeny 17. Ecology and ecophysiology 18. Concluding remarks