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The Ecology and Evolution of Inducible Defences

Edited By: Ralph Tollrian and C Drew Harvell

383 pages, 63 line illus, 24 tabs

Princeton University Press

Paperback | Aug 1999 | #94768 | ISBN: 0691004943
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Hardback | Dec 1999 | #94771 | ISBN: 0691012210
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Examines organisms as different as unicellular algae and higher vertebrates, and considers defences ranging from immune systems to protective changes in morphology, behaviour, chemistry and life history.


<TABLE><TR><TD> <TD>Acknowledgments <TR><TD>1 <TD>Coping with Life as a Menu Option: Inducible Defenses of the Wild Parsnip <TR><TD>2 <TD>Adaptive Status of Localized and Systemic Defense Responses in Plants <TR><TD>3 <TD>Why Induced Defenses May Be Favored over Constitutive Strategies in Plants <TR><TD>4 <TD>Evolution of Induced Indirect Defense of Plants <TR><TD>5 <TD>Consumer-Induced Changes in Phytoplankton: Inducibility, Costs, Benefits, and the Impact on Grazers <TR><TD>6 <TD>The Immune System as an Inducible Defense <TR><TD>7 <TD>Kairomone-Induced Morphological Defenses in Rotifers <TR><TD>8 <TD>Predator-Induced Defenses in Ciliated Protozoa <TR><TD>9 <TD>Ecology and Evolution of Predator-Induced Behavior of Zooplankton: Depth Selection Behavior and Diel Vertical Migration <TR><TD>10 <TD>Inducible Defenses in Cladocera: Constraints, Costs, and Multipredator Environments <TR><TD>11 <TD>Predator-Induced Defense in Crucian Carp <TR><TD>12 <TD>Density-Dependent Consequences of Induced Behavior <TR><TD>13 <TD>Complex Biotic Environments, Coloniality, and Heritable Variation for Inducible Defenses <TR><TD>14 <TD>Developmental Strategies in Spatially Variable Environments: Barnacle Shell Dimorphism and Strategic Models of Selection <TR><TD>15 <TD>Evolution of Forager Responses to Inducible Defenses <TR><TD>16 <TD>Evolution of Reversible Plastic Responses: Inducible Defenses and Environmental Tolerance <TR><TD>17 <TD>The Evolution of Inducible Defenses: Current Ideas <TR><TD> <TD>References <TR><TD> <TD>Index

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