Microbial Mediation of Plant-Herbivore Interactions / Edition 1

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Overview

Novel Aspects of Insect-Plant Interactions Edited by Pedro Barbosa and Deborah K. Letourneau Focusing on three trophic levels, this study widens the current understanding of the ecological interactions between plants, herbivores, and their parasitoids and predators. Emphasized are the mediating effects of plant-derived allelochemicals on those interactions. The book also covers microorganisms as mediators of intertrophic and intratrophic interactions; theory and mechanisms: plant effects via allelochemicals on the third trophic level; and key roles of plant allelochemicals in survival strategies of herbivores. 1988 (0 471-83276-6) 362 pp. Plant-Animal Interactions Evolutionary Ecology in Tropical and Temperate Regions Edited by Peter W. Price, Thomas M. Lewinsohn, G. Wilson Fernandes and Woodruff W. Benson An outgrowth of an international symposium on Evolutionary Ecology of Tropical Herbivores held at UNICAMP, Brazil, this unique collaborative effort from leading scientists worldwide is the first comparative analysis of the existing ecological systems of temperate and tropical regions. In-depth and timely, the book’s manifold analyses includes a discussion of tropical and temperate comparisons; mutualistic relationships between plants and animals; antagonistic relationships between plants and animals; plant-butterfly interactions; specificity in plant utilization; and community patterns in natural and agricultural systems. Amply illustrated with 150 detailed graphics, the book provides a fascinating visual tour of the flora and fauna described. 1991 (0 471-50937-X) 639 pp. Integrated Pest Management Systems and Cotton Production Edited by Raymond E. Frisbie, Kamal M. El-Zik and L. Ted Wilson This work sheds light on the link between the thriving U.S. cotton crop and integrated pest management. It offers a unique theoretical and conceptual framework for studying the cotton-IPM system. Other relevant issues such as the development and use of pest models, quantitative sampling principles in cotton IPM, economic injury levels and thresholds for cotton pests, and strategies and tactics for managing weeds, plant pathogens, nematodes, and insects are also described. Covering every facet of IPM technology, this is a significant contribution to the literature of pest management. 1989 (0 471-81782-1) 437 pp.

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Editorial Reviews

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Using a functional, mechanistic approach, as opposed to a descriptive, taxonomic approach, this volume provides a key to understanding the net effects of microbes on plant resource suitability and herbivore utilization. This net effects approach provides a window onto the underlying mechanisms that account for patterns of interaction between microbes, plants, and herbivores. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471613244
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/10/1991
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 530
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.45 (h) x 1.57 (d)

Meet the Author

About the editors Pedro Barbosa is a Professor of Entomology at the University of Maryland. His numerous publications include Readings in Entomology, Manual of Basic Techniques in Insect Histology, Insect Outbreaks, Novel Aspects of Insect-Plant Interactions and Introduction to Forest and Shade Tree Entomology. He received his BS from the City College of New York and MS and PhD degrees from the University of Massachusetts. Vera A. Krischik is a staff scientist at the Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, New York. She is an active member of the Entomological Society of America, the Ecological Society of America, and the Audubon Naturalist Society. She was a recent recipient of an NSF Visiting Professorship for Women. She received her BA from the State University of New York and MS and PhD degrees from the University of Maryland. Clive G. Jones is an Associate Scientist at the Institute of Ecosystem Studies. He is a member of the Entomological Society of America and the British Ecological Society. He has been a recipient of the Winston Churchill Fellowship and the British Ecological Society Travelling Fellowship. He received his BSc from the University of Salford, UK, and a DPhil from the University of York, UK.

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Table of Contents

Partial table of contents:

Interactions Among Insects, Plants, and Microorganisms: A Net Effects Perspective on Insect Performance (C. Jones).

PLANT MUTUALISTS.

Ecosystem Perspectives, Soil Organisms, and Herbivores (J. Moore, et al.).

Fungal Endophytes, Grasses, and Herbivores (K. Clay).

PLANT PATHOGENS.

Specific or Generalized Plant Defense: Reciprocal Interactions Between Herbivores and Pathogens (V. Krischik).

Plant Pathogens and Nonvector Herbivores (P. Barbosa).

INSECT MUTUALISTS.

Symbiont-Mediated Detoxification in Insect Herbivores (P. Dowd).

Role of Microorganisms in Spruce Bark Beetle-Conifer Interactions (A. Leufven).

INSECT PATHOGENS.

Host-Plant-Mediated Interactions Between the Gypsy Moth and a Baculovirus (J. Schultz & S. Keating).

Index.

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