In this time of edited volumes when the list of individual contributors may reach double figures, it is appropriate to question the usefulness of a volume, with such a broad scope, by a single author. The answer is simple. For years he has believed that the rather sharp distinction between fundamental and applied aspects of this discipline, has ill-served the significance of each; and has diminished the incidence of fruitful synergies. Yet the need for these was never greater, and this case may be developed by a single author with experience of each aspect. The inclusion of a Chapter on Genetic Engineering may raise some doubts, but it is enabled by the chosen title “Chemoreception”, as distinct from Chemoperception: the latter implies detection of a chemical, followed by a behavioural response. But the former broader category subsumes Chemoperception and allows for the reception of a chemical toxin so potent as to prelude a behavioural or physiological response, other than death. Accordingly, chemical toxins are a legitimate inclusion. In which event, their delivery through a GM plant is as appropriate for study as their application in a spray.
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Table of ContentsPreface. 1. Introduction and Overview.
Part I: Fundamental Aspects. 2. Plant Chemicals. 3. Pheromones. 4. The Chemoreceptive Organs: Structural Aspects. 4. Electrophysiology of Chemoreception. 6. Biochemistry of Chemoreception.
Part II: Applied Aspects. 7. Plant Chemicals in Pest Control. 8. Host Plant Resistance. 9. Pheromones in Plant Protection. 10. Genetic Engineering.
References. Species Index. Subject Index.