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.
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