Insects and Plants: Parallel Evolution & Adaptations, Second Edition, 2nd Edition (Paperback) book cover

Insects and Plants

Parallel Evolution & Adaptations, Second Edition, 2nd Edition

By Jolivet

CRC Press

208 pages

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Paperback: 9781877743108
pub: 1992-01-01
Hardback: 9781138423671
pub: 2017-08-02

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Insects and plants, whether or not they coevolved, have intimate interrelationships. This book concisely yet thoroughly describes these phenomena. In one chapter the salient facts known about carnivorous plants are described. In another, ant and plant relationships are summarized as an introduction to this vast subject. Pollination, of great interest to agriculturists and horticulturists, is briefly explained without the complexities detailed in the massive literature on this topic. Many other subjects are discussed, such as the memory of adult butterflies, which enables them to return to their host plants in the case of the polyphagous species. The book is seeded with such thought-provoking discussions as prostitution among the orchids and botanical indigestion in some plants.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Zoology / Entomology
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General