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Plant Galls : Organisms, Interactions, Populations - Michèle A. J. Williams

Plant Galls

Organisms, Interactions, Populations

Hardcover Published: 6th October 1994
ISBN: 9780198577690
Number Of Pages: 502

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Plant galls may be produced by a wide variety of organisms, from fungi to parasitic insects, on an equally wide variety of hosts. Their taxonomy is highly complex, as are the life cycles of the organisms associated with them. Yet, common as they are, plant galls are often poorly understood. This book brings together information from the diverse disciplines involved in the study of plant galls: ecology, evolution, molecular biology, physiology, and developmental biology. The work considers the latest issues, covering questions of classification, coevolution, ecology, physiology, and plant genetic engineering. As an up-to-date resource in an area of immense interest and debate, the book will enhance the quality of discussion surrounding these phenomena, across all disciplinary perspectives.

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`Technically, the book is of excellent quality with instructive tables and schemes and clear photos. Because of its price it can be recommended to libraries and individuals crazy about this fascinating field of biology.' R. Beiderbeck, Journal of Plant Physiology, Vol. 147, 1996

List of Contributors
Plant galls: a perspectivep. 1
Agrobacterium-induced crown gall and hairy root diseases: their biology and application to plant genetic engineeringp. 9
British gall-causing rust fungip. 57
European Exobasidiales and their gallsp. 67
The lichen thallus: a symbiotic phenotype of nutritionally specialized fungi and its response to gall producersp. 77
Proales werneckii: a gall-causing rotiferp. 99
Structure and systematics of eriophyid mites (Acari: Eriophyoidea) and their relationship to host plantsp. 119
Thrips and gall induction: a search for patternsp. 131
Interactions between Trichochermes walkeri (Homoptera: Psylloidea) and other Homoptera on Rhamnus catharticusp. 151
Galls and the evolution of social behaviour in aphidsp. 161
A breadfruit amongst the dipterocarps: galls and atavismp. 183
Gall midges (Cecidomyiidae): classification and biologyp. 201
Risk of parasitism on Taxomyia taxi (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) in relation to the size of its galls on yew, Taxus baccatap. 213
Studies on host-plant resistance in rice to the gall midge Orseolia oryzaep. 231
Parasitoids as a driving force in the evolution of the gall size of Urophora on Cardueae hostsp. 245
Life cycle strategies in a guild of dipteran gall formers on the common reedp. 259
Induction and development of the bean gall caused by Pontania proximap. 283
A willow gall from the galler's point of viewp. 301
Assemblages of herbivorous chalcid wasps and their parasitoids associated with grasses problems of species and specificityp. 313
The ecology of the pea galls of Cynips divisap. 331
The biogeography and population genetics of the invading gall wasp Andricus quercuscalicis (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae)p. 351
The communities associated with the galls of Andricus quercuscalicis (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae) an invading species in Britain: a geographical viewp. 369
The population dynamics of the gall wasp Andricus quercuscalicisp. 391
Mineral nutrition of galls induced by Diplolepis spinosa (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae) on wild and domestic roses in central Canadap. 405
Biochemical modification of the phenotype in cynipid galls: cell membrane lipidsp. 429
The fossil record of leaves with gallsp. 447
Indexp. 471
List of Systematics Association Publicationsp. 485
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ISBN: 9780198577690
ISBN-10: 0198577699
Series: Systematics Association Special Volumes
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 502
Published: 6th October 1994
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.8 x 16.2  x 3.4
Weight (kg): 0.97