Biology of Insect-Induced Galls

Hardcover | November 1, 1990

EditorJoseph D. Shorthouse, Odette Rohfritsch

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The formation of galls--abnormal growths or swelling in a plant--may be induced by infection of the plant by bacteria or fungi, or attack from certain mites, nematodes, or insects. This book provides comprehensive coverage of the biology of galls and their complex ecological etiology. Theexpert contributors address topics such as the effect of insect secretions on plant growth, the evolution and physiology of gall-inducing insects, patterns in gall development and induction, the role of nutritive cells, and many other key issues. This valuable work in cecidology will interest allbiologists and botanists concerned with plant health, and entomologists working in the field of plant-insect relationships.

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The formation of galls--abnormal growths or swelling in a plant--may be induced by infection of the plant by bacteria or fungi, or attack from certain mites, nematodes, or insects. This book provides comprehensive coverage of the biology of galls and their complex ecological etiology. Theexpert contributors address topics such as the...

Joseph D. Shorthouse is at Laurentian University,. Odette Rohfritsch is at Universite Louis Pasteur,.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:296 pagesPublished:November 1, 1990Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195067169

ISBN - 13:9780195067163

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Table of Contents

1. M.S. Mani: Introduction to Cecidology2. J.D. Shorthouse and F. Dreger-Jauffret: Diversity of Gall-Inducing Arthropods3. J.C. Roskam: Evolution of the Gall-Inducing Guild4. H.G. Larew: Fossil Galls5. O. Rohfritsch: Patterns in Gall Development6. L. Rey: Developmental Morphology of Two Hymenopteran Galls7. O. Rohfritsch and M. Anthony: Strategies in Gall Induction by Two Groups of Homopterans8. R. Bronner: The Role of Nutritive Cells in the Nutrition of Cynipids and Cecidomyiids9. E. Westphal: Cecidogenesis and Resistance Phenomena in Mite-Induced Galls10. K. Hori: Insect Secretions and Their Effects on Plant Growth, with Special Reference to Hemipterans11. M.L. Birch, J.W. Brewer, and O. Rohfritsch: Biology of Dasineura affinis (Cecidomyiidae) and Influence of its Gall on Viola odorata12. T.N. Ananthakrishnan: Unique Aspects in the Biology of Thrips-Induced Galls13. M. Skuhrava and V. Skuhravy: Ecology of Gall Midges on Common Reed14. P.W. Price: Evolution and Ecology of Gall-Inducing Sawflies15. T.G. Whitham: Ecology of Pemphious Gall Aphids16. A.A. Wiebes-Rijks and J.D. Shorthouse: Ecological Relationships of Insects Inhabiting Cynipid Galls17. G.W. Frankie, D.L. Morgan, and E.E. Grissell: Influence of Urbanization on the Ecology of Cynipid Galls

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"The intentions of the editors to take an overview of cecidology and illustrate the multidisciplinary nature of gall studies were realized in this informative and comprehensive book . . . . the book, representing the recent state of research, can be recommended not only to all specialists inthe field but to all interested in insect-plant relationships." --Claus Zebitz, Journal of Plant Physiology