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Polyembryonic Insects An Extreme Clonal Reproductive Strategy

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By: Kikuo Iwabuchi(Author)
197 pages, 23 colour & 14 b/w illustrations
Publisher: Springer Nature
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This book provides an overview of our current understanding of polyembryony in insects, a reproductive strategy by which individual insects might produce up to a thousand identical clones during reproduction. The study of polyembronic insects has advanced considerably over the last several decades. The book shows the exciting potential of polyembryonic insects and their impact on life sciences. It describes the mechanisms of polyembryogenesis; tissue-compatible invasion of the host, which is the first case of compatible cellular interaction between phylogenetically distant organisms without rejection; the sex differences in defense; and the environmental regulation of caste structure.

The first book devoted to this topic, it draws on the author's research on polyembryonic wasps from 1990 to the present day, covering various topics such as polyembryogenesis in vitro, host-parasite interaction, sex differences in soldier function/humoral toxic factor, and the transcription analysis of polyembryogenesis.It is intended not only for researchers in the field of entomology, parasitology, ontogeny, reproductive biology, developmental biology, sociobiology, and evolutionary developmental biology (Evo-Devo), but also for postgraduate students in these fields.

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Kikuo Iwabuchi is an Emeritus Professor at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology. He received his undergraduate degree from Chiba University in 1975, and his PhD in Science from Kyoto University in 1988. From 2001 to 2017, he was a Professor of Applied Entomology at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, where he became an Emeritus Professor in 2019.  He was the president of The Japanese Society of Applied Entomology and Zoology from 2015 to 2017.

Monograph
By: Kikuo Iwabuchi(Author)
197 pages, 23 colour & 14 b/w illustrations
Publisher: Springer Nature
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