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Insect Molecular Biology and Ecology

1st Edition

Edited by Klaus H. Hoffmann

CRC Press

428 pages

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Description

Insects represent the most abundant and diverse animal group on Earth. The number of described species is more than one million and up to ten million are estimated. Insects have one of the widest distributions in the world because they have adapted to extreme ranges of environments.Molecular ecology studies ecological processes based on the analysi

Table of Contents

Mechanisms of Polyphenism in Insects. Toxins, Defensive Compounds and Drugs from Insects. Insect Bioluminescence in the Post-Molecular Biology Era. A Glance on the Role of miRNAs in Insect Life. Advances in Insect Physiology and Endocrinology through Genomics and Peptidomics. Neuropeptide Signaling and RNA Interference. Insect Photoperiodism. Insects in Winter: Metabolism and Regulation of Cold Hardiness. Evolutionary Ecology of Insect Immunity. The Coleopteran Gut and Targets for Pest Control. Trypsin Modulating Oostatic Factor (TMOF) and Insect Biotechnology. RNAi Based Functional Analysis of Biosynthetic Enzymes and Transport Proteins Involved in the Chemical Defense of Juvenile Leaf Beetles. Silks from Insects - From Natural Diversities to Technical Applications.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NAT010000
NATURE / Ecology
SCI025000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Zoology / Entomology
SCI049000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Molecular Biology