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Induced Responses to Herbivory

Series: Interspecific Interactions

By: Richard Karban and Ian T Baldwin

319 pages, 20 line illus, 40 tabs

University of Chicago Press

Paperback | Dec 1997 | #69255 | ISBN: 0226424960
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Hardback | Sep 1997 | #69256 | ISBN: 0226424952
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About this book

The first overview and synthesis of progress in this field which demonstrate that although plants face a daunting array of creatures that eat them, bore into them, and use them for shelter, they have developed a number of chemical and physiological responses to such attacks.


Contents

Acknowledgments 1: An Introduction to the Phenomena and Phenomenology of Induction 2: How a Plant Perceives Damage and Signals Other Ramets, and the Specificity of these Processes 3: Mechanisms of Induced Responses 4: Induced Resistance against Herbivores 5: Induced Defense and the Evolution of Induced Resistance 6: Using Induced Resistance in Agriculture References Index


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