This timely book provides an overview of the anatomical, chemical, and developmental features contributing to plant defense, with an emphasis on plant responses that are induced by wounding or herbivore attack. The book first introduces general concepts of direct and indirect defenses, followed by a focused review of the different resistance traits. Finally, signal perception and transduction mechanism for the activation of plant defense responses are discussed.
|Edition description:||Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2008|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)|
Table of ContentsIn Memoriam; Contents; Contributors; Introduction; Section I. Basic concepts of plant defense against insect herbivores:1. Direct defenses in plants and their induction by wounding and insect herbivores; Gregg A. Howe and Andreas Schaller .- 2. Herbivore-induced indirect defense: from induction mechanisms to community ecology; Maaike Bruinsma and Marcel Dicke.- 3. Induced defenses and the cost-benefit paradigm; Anke Steppuhn and Ian T. Baldwin .- Section II. Induced direct defenses:A: Anatomical defenses: 4. Leaf trichome formation and plant resistance to herbivory; Peter Dalin, Jon Ågren, Christer Björkman, Piritta Huttunen, and Katri Kärkkäinen .- 5. Resistance at the plant cuticle; Caroline Müller .- 6. Wound-periderm formation; Idit Ginzberg.- 7. Traumatic resin ducts and polyphenolic parenchyma cells in conifers; Paal Krokene, Nina Elisabeth Nagy, and Trygve Krekling.- B: Production of secondary metabolites: 8. Insect-induced terpenoid defenses in spruce; Jörg Bohlmann.- 9. Phenylpropanoid metabolism induced by wounding and insect herbivory; Mark A. Bernards and Lars Båstrup-Spohr.- 10. Defense by pyrrolizidine alkaloids: developed by plants and recruited by insects; Thomas Hartmann and Dietrich Ober.- C: Anti-nutritional enzymes and proteins: 11. Plant protease inhibitors: Functional evolution for defense; Maarten A. Jongsma and Jules Beekwilder.- 12. Defensive roles of polyphenol oxidase in plants; C. Peter Constabel and Raymond Barbehenn.- 13. Action of plant defensive enzymes in the insect midgut; Hui Chen, Eliana Gonzales-Vigil, and Gregg A. Howe.- 14. Plant lectins as part of the plant defense system against insects; Els J.M. Van Damme.- Section III. Defense signaling; A: Activation of plant defenses: 15. Systemins and AtPeps: Defense-related peptide signals; Javier Narváez-Vásquez and Martha L. Orozco-Cárdenas.- 16. MAP kinases in plant responses to herbivory; Johannes Stratmann.- 17. Jasmonate biosynthesis and signaling for induced plantdefense against herbivory; Andreas Schaller and Annick Stintzi.- B: Signals between plants and insects: 18. Caterpillar secretions and induced plant responses; Gary W. Felton.- 19. Fatty acid-derived signals that induce or regulate plant defenses against herbivory: James H. Tumlinson and Juergen Engelberth.- 20. Aromatic volatiles and their involvement in plant defense; Anthony V. Qualley and Natalia Dudareva.- 21. Ecological roles of vegetative terpene volatiles; Jörg Degenhardt.- Subject Index.- Taxonomic Index.- Abbreviations