Phytochemical Diversity and Redundancy in Ecological Interactions / Edition 1

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Proceedings of the August 1995 symposium. The 12 papers include a demonstration of how bioactivity of terpenoids and phenolics span not only families, but kingdoms; examples of multiplicity of function from "Pieris" butterfly/glucosinolate studies and from alkaloids in endophytic gases; a discussion of compounds from the neem tree, emphasizing the importance of nontoxic compounds which can enhance toxicity; and a long-term study of the unique pine/sawfly interaction, which demonstrates that interactions mediated by chemicals are never simple. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306455001
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
  • Publication date: 11/30/1996
  • Series: Recent Advances in Phytochemistry Series , #30
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 332
  • Product dimensions: 0.88 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Phyhemistry and Diversity: Adaptation or Random Variation? M.R. Berenbaum, A.R. Zanger. Diversity, Redundancy and Multiplicity in Chemical Defense Systems of Aspen; R.L. Lindroth, S.Y. Hwang. Diversity and Dynamics of Crucifer Defenses against Adults and Larvae of Cabbage Butterflies; J.A.A. Renwick. Defensive Chemicals in Grass-Fungal Endophyte Associations; M.R. Siegel, L.P. Bush. Multiple Defenses and Signals in Plant Defense against Pathogens and Herbivores; R. Hammerschmidt, J.C. Schultz. Phyhemistry of the Meliceae: So Many Terpenoids, So Few Insecticides; M.B. Isman, et al. The Role of Mixtures and Variation in the Production of Terpenoids in Conifer-Insect-Pathogen Interactions; R.G. Cates. Relationships between the Defense Systems of Plants and Insects: The Cyanogenic System of the Moth Zygaena trifolii; A. Nahrstedt. Polyphenol Oxidase as a Component of the Inducible Defense Response in Tomato against Herbivores; C.P. Constabel, et al. The Role of Benzoic Acid Derivatives in Systemic Acquired Resistance; S. Uknes, et al. Natural Products, Complexity, and Evolution; B.B. Jarvis, J.D. Miller. An Explanation of Secondary Product Redundancy; R.D. Firn, C.G. Jones. Index.

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