Insect Hydrocarbons: Biology, Biochemistry, and Chemical Ecology

Insect Hydrocarbons: Biology, Biochemistry, and Chemical Ecology

by Gary J. Blomquist
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521898145

ISBN-13: 9780521898140

Pub. Date: 03/31/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

A unique and critical analysis of the wealth of research conducted on the biology, biochemistry, and chemical ecology of the rapidly growing field of insect cuticular hydrocarbons. Authored by leading experts in their respective fields, the 20 chapters show the complexity that has been discovered in the nature and role of hydrocarbons in entomology. The book covers

Overview

A unique and critical analysis of the wealth of research conducted on the biology, biochemistry, and chemical ecology of the rapidly growing field of insect cuticular hydrocarbons. Authored by leading experts in their respective fields, the 20 chapters show the complexity that has been discovered in the nature and role of hydrocarbons in entomology. The book covers, in great depth, aspects of chemistry (structures, qualitative and quantitative analysis), biochemistry (biosynthesis, molecular biology, genetic, and evolution), physiology, taxonomy, and ecology. It clearly presents to the reader the array of data, ideas, insights, and historical disagreements that have been accumulated during the past half-century. An emphasis on the role of insect hydrocarbons in chemical communication is shown, especially among the social insects. Includes the first review on the chemical synthesis of insect hydrocarbons. The material presented is a major resource for current researchers and a source of ideas for new researchers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521898140
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/31/2010
Pages:
504
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors vii

Foreword Ralph W. Howard ix

Acknowledgments xi

Part I Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Physiology

1 Introduction: history and overview of insect hydrocarbons Gary J. Blomquist Anne-Geneviève Bagnères 3

2 Structure and analysis of insect hydrocarbons Gary J. Blomquist 19

3 Biosynthesis of cuticular hydrocarbons Gary J. Blomquist 35

4 Molecular biology and genetics of hydrocarbon production Claude Wicker-Thomas Thomas Chertemps 53

5 Site of synthesis, mechanism of transport and selective deposition of hydrocarbons Anne-Geneviève Bagnères Gary J. Blomquist 75

6 Cuticular lipids and water balance Allen G. Gibbs Subhash Rajpurohit 100

7 Chemical taxonomy with hydrocarbons Anne-Geneviève Bagnères Claude Wicker-Thomas 121

8 Chemical synthesis of insect cuticular hydrocarbons Jocelyn G. Millar 163

9 Oxygenated derivatives of hydrocarbons James S. Buckner 187

Part II Chemical Communication

10 Perception and olfaction of cuticular compounds Mamiko Ozaki Ayako Wada-Katsumata 207

11 Nestmate recognition in social insects and the role of hydrocarbons Jelle S. van Zweden Patrizia d'Ettorre 222

12 Cuticular hydrocarbon cues in the formation and maintenance of insect social groups Michael Greene 244

13 Hydrocarbon profiles indicate fertility and dominance status in ant, bee, and wasp colonies Jürgen Liebig 254

14 Chemical deception/mimicry using cuticular hydrocarbons Anne-Geneviève Bagnères M. Cristina Lorenzi 282

15 Behavioral and evolutionary roles of cuticular hydrocarbons in Diptera Jean-François Ferveur Matthew Cobb 325

16 Contact recognition pheromones in spiders and scorpions Marie Trabalon Anne-Geneviève Bagnères 344

17 Hydrocarbons as contact pheromones of longhorned beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) Matthew D. Ginzel 375

18 Polyene hydrocarbons, epoxides, and related compounds as components of lepidopteran pheromone blends Jocelyn Millar 390

19 Volatile hydrocarbon pheromones from beetles Robert J. Bartelt 448

20 Future directions in hydrocarbon research Abraham Hefetz Claude Wicker-Thomas Anne-Geneviève Bagnères 477

Index 486

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