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Title Induced plant resistance to herbivory / edited by Andreas Schaller
Published [Berlin] : Springer, [2008]
©2008
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 462 pages) : illustrations
Contents section 1. Basic concepts of plant defense against insect herbivores -- section 2. Induced direct defenses -- section 3. Defense signaling
Summary Flowering plants dominate much of the Earth's surface and yet, as sessile organisms, they must constantly resist attack by numerous voracious herbivores. Survival in the face of an abundance of insect predators relies on sophisticated resistance systems allowing plants to escape from herbivory in time or in space, to confront herbivores directly, or to fight them indirectly by remarkable collaborations with other species. Until recently, plant resistance was believed to be constitutive, i.e. ever-present and independent from herbivore attack. However, plants were discovered to respond actively to herbivory through the mobilization of specific defenses, and this discovery opened an exciting new field of research. This book provides a thorough overview of the anatomical, chemical, and developmental features contributing to plant defense, with particular emphasis on plant responses that are induced by wounding or herbivore attack. Written by leading experts, the book first introduces the general concepts of direct and [.]
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Subject Plant defenses.
Plants -- Insect resistance.
Form Electronic book
Author Schaller, Andreas.
LC no. 2007941936
ISBN 1402081812
1402081820 (electronic bk.)
9781402081811
9781402081828 (electronic bk.)