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Author Karban, Richard.

Title Induced Responses to Herbivory
Edition Second edition
Published Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (332 pages)
Contents Induced Responses to Herbivory; Contents; Acknowledgments; 1 An Introduction to the Phenomena and Phenomenology of Induction; 2 How a Plant Perceives Damage and Signals Other Ramets, and the Specificity of these Processes; 3 Mechanisms of Induced Responses; 4 Induced resistance against Herbivores; 5 Induced Defense and the Evolution of Induced Resistance; 6 Using Induced Resistance in Agriculture; References; Index
Summary 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 h
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Subject Animal-plant relationships.
Natural history.
Plant defenses.
Form Electronic book
Author Baldwin, Ian T.
ISBN 0226424979