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Induced Responses to Herbivory : Interspecific Interactions - Richard Karban

Induced Responses to Herbivory

Interspecific Interactions

Paperback Published: 1st January 1997
ISBN: 9780226424965
Number Of Pages: 326

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Plants face a daunting array of creatures that eat them, bore into them, and otherwise use virtually every plant part for food, shelter, or both. But although plants cannot flee from their attackers, they are far from defenseless. In addition to adaptations like thorns, which may be produced in response to attack, plants actively alter their chemistry and physiology in response to damage. For instance, young potato plant leaves being eaten by potato beetles respond by producing chemicals that inhibit beetle digestive enzymes.
Over the past fifteen years, research on these induced responses to herbivory has flourished, and here Richard Karban and Ian T. Baldwin present the first comprehensive evaluation and synthesis of this rapidly developing field. They provide state-of-the-discipline reviews and highlight areas where new research will be most productive. Their comprehensive overview will be welcomed by a wide variety of theoretical and applied researchers in ecology, evolutionary biology, plant biology, entomology, and agriculture.

An Introduction to the Phenomena and Phenomenology of Induction
How a Plant Perceives Damage and Signals Other Ramets, and the Specificity of these Processes
Mechanisms of Induced Responses
Induced Resistance against Herbivores
Induced Defense and the Evolution of Induced Resistance
Using Induced Resistance in Agriculture
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ISBN: 9780226424965
ISBN-10: 0226424960
Series: Interspecific Interactions
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 326
Published: 1st January 1997
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.3  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 2