Behaviour and Physiology of Root Herbivores, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0124171842
  • ISBN-13: 9780124171848
  • DDC: 632.7
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 280 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Drawing on expertise from around the world, this volume identifies our current state of knowledge about the behavior and physiology of root herbivores. In particular, this work describes prevailing concepts and theories based on historical and current literature and identifies what new technologies and approaches are available to researchers in the field. Chapters address how root herbivore behavior and physiology is affected by the biotic and abiotic soil environment, cover case studies of globally significant pests and discuss advances in molecular techniques. Covering all aspects of behavioral and physiological responses of root herbivores to their environment, this will be valuable reading for researchers and professionals in agricultural entomology, plant science, ecology and soil science.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Living in the Soil Matrix: Abiotic Factors Affecting Root Herbivores.
2: The Role of Plant Primary and Secondary Metabolites in Root-Herbivore Behaviour, Nutrition and Physiology.
3: Nature, Evolution and Characterisation of Rhizospheric Chemical Exudates Affecting Root Herbivores.
4: The Biology, Physiology and Host–Plant Interactions of Grape Phylloxera Daktulosphaira vitifoliae.
5: Molecular Approaches for Studying Root Herbivores.