1st Edition

Insect Reproduction

By S. R. Leather Copyright 1995
    266 Pages
    by CRC Press

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    This book consisting of ten review chapters contributed by leading workers in their respective fields, from around the world, covers the whole subject of insect reproduction.It begins with the basic physiological questions of insect reproduction, moves on to discuss the new advances seen in the fields of behavioural and ecological mechanisms, and culminates by examining the recent work on evolutionary biology and its application in the field. Each chapter, although including a brief review of the basic seminal work, focuses mainly on the advances made within the last ten years and highlights those areas in which the respective authors see the greatest scope for further important advances

    1. Oogenesis and the Female Reproductive System 2. Insect Male Mating Systems 3. Sex Determination in Insects 4. Hormones and Reproduction 5. Fatal Attraction: The Disruption of Mating and Fertilization for Insect Control 6. Parthenogenesis in Insects with Particular Reference to the Ecological Aspects of Cyclical Parthenogenesis in Aphids 7. Factors Affecting Fecundity, Fertility, Oviposition and Larviposition in Insects 8. Protandry and Mate Acquisition 9. Swarm-Based Mating Systems 10. Male Nuptial Gifts: Phenotypic Consequences and Evolutionary Implications


    S. R. Leather