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Novel Aspects of Insect-Plant Interactions

By: P Barbosa and DK Letourneau

382 pages, Illus

John Wiley & Sons

Paperback | Nov 1988 | #4369 | ISBN: 0471832766
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Explores ecological interactions between insects & plants across several trophic levels.


Contents

CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK OF THREE--TROPHIC--LEVEL INTERACTIONS. Allelochemical Interactions among Plants, Herbivores, and Their Predators (D. Whitman). Influences of Plant--Produced Allelochemicals on the Host and Prey Selection Behavior of Entomophagous Insects (D. Nordlund, et al.). MICROORGANISMS AS MEDIATORS OF INTER--TROPHIC AND INTRA--TROPHIC INTERACTIONS. Allelochemicals in Insect--microbe--plant Interactions; Agents Provocateurs in the Coevolutionary Arms Race (M. Berenbaum). Microbial Allelochemicals Affecting the Behavior of Insects, Mites, Nematodes, and Protozoa in Different Trophic Levels (M. Dicke). THEORY AND MECHANISMS: PLANT EFFECTS VIA ALLELOCHEMICALS ON THE THIRD TROPHIC LEVEL. Parasitoid--Host--Plant Interactions, Emphasizing Cotton (Gossypium) (H. Williams, et al.). Natural Enemies and Herbivore--Plant Interactions: Influence of Plant Allelochemicals and Host Specificity (P. Barbosa). KEY ROLES OF PLANT ALLELOCHEMICALS IN SURVIVAL STRATEGIES OF HERBIVORES. Plant--Derived Defense in Chrysomelid Beetles (J. Pasteels, et al.). Plant Allelochemistry and Mimicry (M. Bowers). Potential Role of Plant Allelochemicals in the Development of Insecticide Resistance (L. Brattsten). Index.

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