Phytochemical Diversity and Redundancy in Ecological Interactions by John T. RomeoPhytochemical Diversity and Redundancy in Ecological Interactions by John T. Romeo

Phytochemical Diversity and Redundancy in Ecological Interactions

EditorJohn T. Romeo, James A. Saunders, Pedro Barbosa

Hardcover | November 30, 1996

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Proceedings of the August 1995 symposium. The 12 papers include a demonstration of how bioactivity of terpenoids and phenolics span not only families, but kingdoms; examples of multiplicity of function from butterfly/glucosinolate studies and from alkaloids in endophytic gases; a discussion of compounds from the neem tree, emphasizing the importance of nontoxic compounds which can enhance toxicity; and a long-term study of the unique pine/sawfly interaction, which demonstrates that interactions mediated by chemicals are never simple. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Title:Phytochemical Diversity and Redundancy in Ecological InteractionsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:327 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0 inPublished:November 30, 1996Publisher:Springer US

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Phytochemistry and Diversity: Adaptation or Random Variation? M.R. Berenbaum, A.R. Zanger. Diversity, Redundancy and Multiplicity in Chemical Defense Systems of Aspen; R.L. Lindroth, S.Y. Hwang. Diversity and Dynamics of Crucifer Defenses against Adults and Larvae of Cabbage Butterflies; J.A.A. Renwick. Defensive Chemicals in Grass-Fungal Endophyte Associations; M.R. Siegel, L.P. Bush. Multiple Defenses and Signals in Plant Defense against Pathogens and Herbivores; R. Hammerschmidt, J.C. Schultz. Phytochemistry of the Meliceae: So Many Terpenoids, So Few Insecticides; M.B. Isman, et al. The Role of Mixtures and Variation in the Production of Terpenoids in Conifer-Insect-Pathogen Interactions; R.G. Cates. Relationships between the Defense Systems of Plants and Insects: The Cyanogenic System of the Moth Zygaena trifolii; A. Nahrstedt. Polyphenol Oxidase as a Component of the Inducible Defense Response in Tomato against Herbivores; C.P. Constabel, et al. The Role of Benzoic Acid Derivatives in Systemic Acquired Resistance; S. Uknes, et al. Natural Products, Complexity, and Evolution; B.B. Jarvis, J.D. Miller. An Explanation of Secondary Product Redundancy; R.D. Firn, C.G. Jones. Index.