1st Edition

The Biology of Plant-Insect Interactions
A Compendium for the Plant Biotechnologist

Edited By

Chandrakanth Emani

ISBN 9781498709736
Published March 7, 2018 by CRC Press
236 Pages 7 Color & 1 B/W Illustrations

USD $210.00

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Book Description

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

S.M.D Akbar, Jaba Jagdish, Visweshwar Regode, G. Shiva Kumar and H.C. Sharma

Genetic, Biochemical and Molecular Networks of Plant-Insect Interactions –Model Platforms for Integrative Biological Research

Jessica Lasher, Allison Speer, Samantha Taylor and Chandrakanth Emani

The Cotton-Insect Interactive Transcriptome: Molecular Elements Involved in Plant-Insect Interactions

Mirzakamol S. Ayubov and Ibrokhim Y. Abdurakhmonov

The Co-Evolution of the Plant-Insect Interaction Networks

Kevin Corneal, Jennifer Campbell, Nicholas Evans and Chandrakanth Emani

Linking Primary and Secondary Metabolism: A Mechanistic Hypothesis for how Elevated CO2 Modulates Defenses

Linus Gog, Jorge Zavala and Evan H. DeLucia

Transgenic Approaches to Combatting Insect Pests in the Field – Model Crops and Recent Environmental and Ecological Friendly Paradigms

Jennifer Campbell, Jason Veizaj, Nicholas Evans, Samantha Taylor and Chandrakanth Emani

Metabolomics of Plant Resistance against Insects

Mirka Macel and Nicole M. van Dam

RNAi and microRNA Technologies to Combat Plant Insect Pests

Ramu S. Vemanna, K.C. Babitha and Kirankumar S. Mysore

Overview of the Biosafety and Risk Assessment Steps for Insect-Resistant Biotech Crops

Venera Kamburova and Ibrokhim Y. Abdurakhmonov

Towards a Holistic Integrated Pest Management: Lessons Learned from Plant-Insect Mechanisms in the Field

Xiomara Sinisterra-Hunter and Wayne B. Hunter

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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.