Volume 5 of "Insect-Plant Interactions" is a volume in a series that presents research in the field. Topics covered include chemical changes in plants as a result of insects feeding on their leaves, dynamic elements of the use and avoidance of host plants by tephritid flies as a result of the presence of other flies, floral volatiles in insect biology, endophytic fungi as mediators of plant insect interactions, the cost of chemical defence against herbivory, and life history traits on insect herbivores in relation to host quality. The book also presents the first available review on physicochemical conditions of the gut lumen from an ecological perspective.
Table of Contents
Section 1 Biochemistry of Insect-Plant Interactions: 2 Herbivore Oral Secretions are the First Line of Protection Against Plant-Induced Defences 3 Insect Detoxification and Sequestration Strategies 4 Plant Semiochemicals – Perception and Behavioural Responses by Insects Section 2 Genetics and Genomics of Insect-Plant Interactions: 5 Plant Transcriptomic Responses to Herbivory 6 Transcriptome Responses in Herbivorous Insects Towards Host Plant and Toxin Feeding 7 Quantitative Genetics and Genomics of Plant Resistance to Insects Section 3 Ecology and Evolution of Insect-Plant Interactions: 8 Costs of Resistance in Plants: From Theory to Evidence 9 Plant-mediated Interactions Among Insects within a Community Ecological Perspective 10 The Altitudinal Niche-Breadth Hypothesis in Insect-Plant Interactions 11 Revisiting Plant-Herbivore Co-Evolution in the Molecular Biology Era
Dr. Elizabeth Bernays is a biologist turned writer. After growing up in Australia, she received her Ph.D. at the University of London, England, and had a career as an academic entomologist (most recently as a professor in UC Berkeley and then University of Arizona) before obtaining an MFA at the University of Arizona where she is currently a Regents' Professor Emerita. Bernays has published over two hundred scientific papers and books and several popular biology articles, as well as children's books. She has published poems and essays in a variety of literary journals.