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Insect Plant Interactions and Induced Plant Defences

Series: Novarti Foundation Symposia

By: John A Pickett

281 pages, Figs, tabs

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Jul 1999 | #97490 | ISBN: 0471988154
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NHBS Price: £135.00 $175 / €155 approx

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Covers wide ranging topics including the the signals from plants to preditors and parasitoids, the plants' responses to attack, and consideration of the scientific and practical outcomes, in particular the opportunities for commercial utilisation.

...will be of immense value to researchers in the field. --Biologist, November 2000 " extremely stimulating book..." --Entomologica Fennica, 13th November 2000


Partial table of contents: Evolutionary Aspects of Plant-Carnivore Interactions, (L. Vet). Attraction of Parasitic Wasps by Caterpillar-Damaged Plants, (T. Turlings M. Fritzsche). Specificity of Herbivore-Induced Plant Defences, (M. Dicke). Aphids, Predators and Parasitoids, (L. Wadhams, et al.). Functional Interactions in the Use of Direct and Indirect Defences in Native Nicotiana Plants, (I. Baldwin). Plant Production of Volatile Semiochemicals in Response to Insect-Derived Elicitors, (J. Tumlinson, et al.). The Hydroxamic Acid Pathway, (A. Gierl M. Frey). Cross-Talk Between the Signal Pathways for Pathogen-Induced Systemic Acquired Resistance and Grazing-Induced Insect Resistance, (G. Felton, et al.). Genetics and Evolution of Insect Resistance in Arabidopsis, (T. Mitchell-Olds). Exploiting Insect Responses in Identifying Plant Signals, (J. Pickett, et al.). Final Discussion. Indexes.

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