Phytochemical Diversity and Redundancy in Ecological Interactions

Hardcover | November 30, 1996

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

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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.

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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...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:327 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.27 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.