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Molecular Host Plant Resistance to Pests

1st Edition

Edited by S. Sadasivam, B. Thayumanayan

CRC Press

496 pages

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Hardback: 9780824709907
pub: 2003-07-15
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Molecular Host Plant Resistance to Pests examines environmentally safe and integrated techniques for effective pest management. Offering more than 1500 references for further exploration of the topic, this reference details the bioactivity, biosynthetic pathways, mechanisms of action, and genetic regulation for improved methods of crop protection and analyzes host plant resistance mechanisms for development of enhanced insect management programs and agricultural ecosystems. This reference discusses the morphological and phenological bases of plant resistance and the current molecular studies on the chemistry, classification, and occurrence of a variety of chemical constituents.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Morphological and Phenological Features 3. Nonprotein Amino Acids 4. Lectins 5. Enzyme Inhibitors 6. Cyanogenic Glycosides 7. Glucosinolates 8. Alkaloids 9. Phenolics 10. Terpenoids 11. Other Compounds: Epicuticular Lipids, Naphthoquinones, Acetogenins, Polyacetylenes, and Chromenes 12. Signaling and Insect-Inducible Compounds in Plants 13. Plant Resistance from a Sustainable Agricultural and Environmental Perspective

About the Editors

Sadasivam\, S.; Thayumanayan\, B.

Subject Categories

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