The Biology of Plant-Insect Interactions
A Compendium for the Plant Biotechnologist
Overviews of biochemical, genetic, and molecular perspectives of plant-insect interactions with added emphasis on bioinformatic, genomic, and transcriptome analysis are comprehensively treated in this book. It presents the agro-ecological and evolutionary aspects of plant-insect interactions with an exclusive focus on the climate change effect on the resetting of plant-insect interactions. A valuable resource for biotechnologists, entomologists, agricultural scientists, and policymakers, the book includes theoretical aspects as a base toward real-world applications of holistic integrated pest management in agro-ecosystems.
Table of Contents
Plant Protease Inhibitors and their Interactions with Insect Gut Proteinases. Genetic, Biochemical and Molecular Networks of Plant-Insect Interactions –Model Platforms for Integrative Biological Research. The Cotton-Insect Interactive Transcriptome: Molecular Elements Involved in Plant-Insect Interactions. The Co-Evolution of the Plant-Insect Interaction Networks. Linking Primary and Secondary Metabolism: A Mechanistic Hypothesis for how Elevated CO2 Modulates Defenses. Transgenic Approaches to Combatting Insect Pests in the Field – Model Crops and Recent Environmental and Ecological Friendly Paradigms. Metabolomics of Plant Resistance to Insects. RNAi and microRNA Technologies to Combat Plant Insect Pests. Overview of the Biosafety and Risk Assessment Steps for Insect-Resistant Biotech Crops. Towards a Holistic Integrated Pest Management: Lessons Learned from Plant-Insect Mechanisms in the Field.
Chandrakanth Emani received his PhD in genetics and plant molecular biology. He is employed in the Department of Biology at Western Kentucky University-Owensboro. Dr. Emani has contributed to nine publications.