416 pages, Col photos, b/w photos, illus, figs, tabs
Originally published by Blackwell Verlag, Germany, now available from NHBS via Blackwell Publishing, UK.
From the publisher's announcement:
This is the first book focusing on the chemoecology of insect eggs and egg deposition. It covers a wide range of different issues including herbivorous and carnivorous insects, social insects and those of medical and veterinary importance. The knowledge compiled in this book may promote future studies on evolutionary aspects on insect reproductive behaviour as well as on controlling insect pests by targeting the egg stage.
Introduction: Hilker, M., Meiners, T.
Novel Morphological And Physiological Aspects Of Insect Eggs: Trougakos, I.P., Margaritis, L.H.
Insect Accessory Glands: Key Players In Production And Protection Of Eggs: Gillott, C.
Chemical Protection Of Insect Eggs: Blum, M.S., Hilker, M.
Paternal Investment In Egg Defence: Eisner, T. Et Al.
Brood Protection In Social Insects: Ayasse, M., Paxton, R.J.
The Role Of Microor-Ganisms For Eggs
The editors Monika Hilker and Torsten Meiners have brought together 13 splendid chapters on all aspects of the chemical ecology of insect eggs and their deposition. This book is a must for every biologist. Students are made enthusiastic and the professional will marvel about the many aspects of insect eggs that he/she did not know yet. It is a book not to be missed. - Marcel Dicke
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