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Insect Chemoreception: Fundamental and Applied

By: Michael F Ryan

330 pages, Figs, tabs

Kluwer Academic Publishers

Hardback | Dec 2002 | #128958 | ISBN: 140200270X
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NHBS Price: £170.50 $217/€203 approx

About this book

Covers all the major topics. Part 1 addresses such areas as plant/insect interactions, pheromones, ultrastructure, electrophysiology and the biochemistry of chemoreceptors. Part 2 embraces applications of plant chemicals and cultivars in insect pest control, host plant resistance and pheromones. A concluding chapter discusses the scope and potential of genetic engineering.


Contents

Preface. 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.

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