Herbivores: Their Interactions with Secondary Plant Metabolites: Ecological and Evolutionary Processes

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Academic Press, Dec 2, 2012 - Technology & Engineering - 493 pages
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This volume presents the latest research on herbivores, aquatic and terrestrial mammals and insects. The Second Edition, written almost entirely by new authors, effectively complements the initial work. It includes advances in molecular biology and microbiology, ecology, and evolutionary theory that have been achieved since the first edition was published in 1979. The book also incorporates relatively new methodologies in the area of molecular biology, like protein purification and gene cloning. Volume II, Ecological and Evolutionary Processes, also opens up entirely new subjects: The discussions of interactions have expanded to include phenomena at higher trophic levels, such as predation and microbial processing and other environmental influences.

Both this and Volume I, The Chemical Participants, will be of interest to chemists, biochemists, plant and insect ecologists, evolutionary biologists, physiologists, entomologists, and agroecologists interested in both crop and animal science.

  • Presents coevolution of herbivores and host plants
  • Examines resource availability and its effects on secondary metabolism and herbivores
  • Studies physiology and biochemistry of adaptation to hosts
  • Includes tri-trophic interactions involving predators and microbes
 

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Contents

Chapter 2 Behavioral Responses of Insects to Plant Secondary Compounds
45
Chapter 3 How Animals Perceive Secondary Plant Compounds
89
Chapter 4 Allelochemical Nutrient Interactions in Herbivore Nutritional Ecology
135
Chapter 5 Metabolic Defenses against Plant Allelochemicals
175
Chapter 6 Third Trophic Level Influences of Plant Allelochemicals
243
Chapter 7 Microbial Mediation of PlantHerbivore Ecology
279
Chapter 8 Phototoxins in PlantInsect Interactions
317
Chapter 9 Woody PlantMammal Interactions
343
Chapter 10 The Chemical Ecology of PlantHerbivore Interactions in Marine versus Terrestrial Communities
371
Chapter 11 Genetics of Secondary Metabolism and Herbivore Resistance in Plants
415
Chapter 12 Evolution and Coevolution of Plants and Phytophagous Arthropods
439
Subject Index
477
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The author earned his doctoral degree in Botany from Duke UnThe author earned his doctoral degree in Botany from Duke University. Dr. Rosenthal spent his careerengaged in distinguiiversity. Dr. Rosenthal spent his careerengaged in distinguished research and teaching in Botany, Plant and Insect Biochshed research and teaching in Botany, Plant and Insect Biochemistryand Toxicology.He has authored several highly respectemistryand Toxicology.He has authored several highly respected technical books, and numerous research articles inprofessed technical books, and numerous research articles inprofessional journals and popular magazines, such as Scientific Ameional journals and popular magazines, such as Scientific American, dealing with his areas ofexpertise. The author has trrican, dealing with his areas ofexpertise. The author has traveled the world for nearly four decades observing and photoaveled the world for nearly four decades observing and photographing, itsmajor plant communities.A resident of Scottsdalgraphing, itsmajor plant communities.A resident of Scottsdale, Arizona, Dr. Rosenthal has lived in, hiked, e, Arizona, Dr. Rosenthal has lived in, hiked,

Die Insektenforscherin May R. Berenbaum leitet die Abteilung f??r Entomologie an der University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. Seit 1994 ist sie Mitglied der National Academy of Sciences der USA. Ihre Forschungsschwerpunkte sind die chemischen Wechselwirkungen zwischen pflanzenfressenden Insekten und ihren Wirtspflanzen sowie die ??kologische und evolution??re Bedeutung dieser Wechselwirkungen. Berenbaum organisiert allj??hrlich das "Fear of Insects Film Festival" (2004 l??uft das 21. Festival).

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