Insect-Plant Biology / Edition 2

Insect-Plant Biology / Edition 2

by Louis M. Schoonhoven
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0198525958

ISBN-13: 9780198525950

Pub. Date: 02/28/2006

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Insect-Plant Biology uncovers the highly intricate antagonistic as well as mutualistic interactions that have evolved between plants and insects. The authors discuss the operation of these mechanisms at the molecular and organismal levels and explicitly put these in the context of both ecological interactions and evolutionary processes. This multidisciplinary

Overview

Insect-Plant Biology uncovers the highly intricate antagonistic as well as mutualistic interactions that have evolved between plants and insects. The authors discuss the operation of these mechanisms at the molecular and organismal levels and explicitly put these in the context of both ecological interactions and evolutionary processes. This multidisciplinary approach will appeal to students in biology, agricultural entomology, ecology, and indeed anyone interested in the principles underlying the relationships between the two largest groups of organisms on earth: plants and insects.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198525950
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/28/2006
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
440
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Herbivorous insects: something for everyone
3. Plant structure: the solidity of anti-herbivore protection
4. Plant chemistry: endless variety
5. Plants as insect food: not the ideal
6. Host-plant selection: how to find a host plant
7. Host-plant selection: when to accept a plant
8. Host-plant selection: variation is the rule
9. The endocrine system of herbivores listens to host-plant signals
10. Ecology: living apart together
11. Evolution: insects and plants forever in combat
12. Insects and flowers: mutualism par excellence
13. Insects and plants: how to apply our knowledge
Appendix A: Further reading
Appendix B: Structural formulae
Appendix C: Methodology
Taxonomic index
Author index
Subject index

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