Induced Plant Resistance to Herbivory / Edition 1

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Flowering plants dominate much of the Earth's surface and yet, as sessile organisms, they must constantly resist attack by numerous voracious herbivores. Survival in the face of an abundance of insect predators relies on sophisticated resistance systems allowing plants to escape from herbivory in time or in space, to confront herbivores directly, or to fight them indirectly by remarkable collaborations with other species. Until recently, plant resistance was believed to be constitutive, i.e. ever-present and independent from herbivore attack. However, plants were discovered to respond actively to herbivory through the mobilization of specific defenses, and this discovery opened an exciting new field of research.
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"‘Induced Plant Resistance to Herbivory’ edited by Andreas Schaller contains three major sections comprising a total of 21 chapters. … A broader and more complete overview of induced plant defences against herbivores would have made the book more interesting for a broader reader-ship. … every chapter gives a detailed insight into a fascinating topic and is certainly worth to read for those who are working in the area and are in search for a rapid update on their own or a closely related research topic." (Martin Heil, Basic and Applied Ecology, Vol. 10, 2009)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402081811
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 4/28/2008
  • Edition description: 2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 462
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

In Memoriam Clarence A. (Bud) Ryan v

Introduction 1

Section I Basic Concepts of Plant Defense Against Insect Herbivores

1 Direct Defenses in Plants and Their Induction by Wounding and Insect Herbivores Gregg A. Howe Andreas Schaller 7

2 Herbivore-Induced Indirect Defense: From Induction Mechanisms to Community Ecology Maaike Bruinsma Marcel Dicke 31

3 Induced Defenses and the Cost-Benefit Paradigm Anke Steppuhn Ian T. Baldwin 61

Section II Induced Direct Defenses

Part A Anatomical Defenses

4 Leaf Trichome Formation and Plant Resistance to Herbivory Peter Dalin Jon Agren Christer Bjorkman Piritta Huttunen Katri Karkkainen 89

5 Resistance at the Plant Cuticle Caroline Muller 107

6 Wound-Periderm Formation Idit Ginzberg 131

7 Traumatic Resin Ducts and Polyphenolic Parenchyma Cells in Conifers Paal Krokene Nina Elisabeth Nagy Trygve Kreling 147

Part B Production of Secondary Metabolites

8 Insect-Induced Terpenoid Defenses in Spruce Jorg Bohlmann 173

9 Phenylpropanoid Metabolism Induced by Wounding and Insect Herbivory Mark A. Bernards Lars Bastrup-Spohr 189

10 Defense by Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids: Developed by Plants and Recruited by Insects Thomas Hartmann Dietrich Ober 213

Part C Anti-nutritional Enzymes and Proteins

11 Plant Protease Inhibitors: Functional Evolution for Defense Maarten A. Jongsma Jules Beekwilder 235

12 Defensive Roles of Polyphenol Oxidase in Plants C. Peter Constabel Raymond Barbehenn 253

13 Action of Plant Defensive Enzymes in the Insect Midgut Hui Chen Eliana Gonzales-Vigil Gregg A. Howe 271

14 Plant Lectins as Part of the Plant Defense System Against Insects Els J.M. Van Damme 285

Section III Defense Signaling

PartA Activation of Plant Defenses

15 Systemins and AtPeps: Defense-Related Peptide Signals Javier Narvaez-Vasquez Martha L. Orozco-Cardenas 313

16 MAP Kinases in Plant Responses to Herbivory Johannes Stratmann 329

17 Jasmonate Biosynthesis and Signaling for Induced Plant Defense against Herbivory Andreas Schaller Annick Stintzi 349

Part B Signals Between Plants and Insects

18 Caterpillar Secretions and Induced Plant Responses Gary W. Felton 369

19 Fatty Acid-Derived Signals that Induce or Regulate Plant Defenses Against Herbivory James H. Tumlinson Juergen Engelberth 389

20 Aromatic Volatiles and Their Involvement in Plant Defense Anthony V. Qualley Natalia Dudareva 409

21 Ecological Roles of Vegetative Terpene Volatiles Jorg Degenhardt 433

Abbreviations 443

Subject Index 449

Taxonomic Index 457

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