Phytochemical Induction by Herbivores

Phytochemical Induction by Herbivores

by Douglas W. Tallamy
     
 

Recent research indicates that plants may be defended by mechanisms activated only after a plant has been challenged by a herbivore. Examines these inducible defenses and provides a framework for future advances in the field. Also serves as a summary and compilation of major studies to date on important areas of plant and insect ecology. While treating both

Overview

Recent research indicates that plants may be defended by mechanisms activated only after a plant has been challenged by a herbivore. Examines these inducible defenses and provides a framework for future advances in the field. Also serves as a summary and compilation of major studies to date on important areas of plant and insect ecology. While treating both vertebrates and invertebrates it covers mechanisms and models of long- and short-term induction. The impact of inducible phytochemicals on herbivores is extensively discussed as are pesticidal activity of inducible phytochemicals. Covers agricultural implications of inducible phytochemicals.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471632412
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/17/1991
Pages:
431
Product dimensions:
6.46(w) x 9.57(h) x 1.10(d)

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