Induced Plant Resistance to Herbivory

Editors: Schaller, Andreas (Ed.)

  • Combining introductory chapters on basic concepts of plant defense and in-depth discussions of individual topics
  • A timely and balanced account of the rapidly developing field of induced resistance
  • Written by prominent scientists who are leading experts in their respective fields
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Flowering plants dominate much of the Earth's surface and yet, as sessile organisms, they must constantly resist attack by numerous voracious herbivores. Survival in the face of an abundance of insect predators relies on sophisticated resistance systems allowing plants to escape from herbivory in time or in space, to confront herbivores directly, or to fight them indirectly by remarkable collaborations with other species. Until recently, plant resistance was believed to be constitutive, i.e. ever-present and independent from herbivore attack. However, plants were discovered to respond actively to herbivory through the mobilization of specific defenses, and this discovery opened an exciting new field of research.
This book provides a thorough overview of the anatomical, chemical, and developmental features contributing to plant defense, with particular emphasis on plant responses that are induced by wounding or herbivore attack. Written by leading experts, the book first introduces the general concepts of direct and [..]

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"‘Induced Plant Resistance to Herbivory’ edited by Andreas Schaller contains three major sections comprising a total of 21 chapters. … A broader and more complete overview of induced plant defences against herbivores would have made the book more interesting for a broader reader-ship. … every chapter gives a detailed insight into a fascinating topic and is certainly worth to read for those who are working in the area and are in search for a rapid update on their own or a closely related research topic." (Martin Heil, Basic and Applied Ecology, Vol. 10, 2009)


Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • Direct Defenses in Plants and Their Induction by Wounding and Insect Herbivores

    Howe, Gregg A. (et al.)

    Pages 7-29

  • Herbivore-Induced Indirect Defense: From Induction Mechanisms to Community Ecology

    Bruinsma, Maaike (et al.)

    Pages 31-60

  • Induced Defenses and the Cost-Benefit Paradigm

    Steppuhn, Anke (et al.)

    Pages 61-83

  • Leaf Trichome Formation and Plant Resistance to Herbivory

    Dalin, Peter (et al.)

    Pages 89-105

  • Resistance at the Plant Cuticle

    Müller, Caroline

    Pages 107-129

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Induced Plant Resistance to Herbivory
Editors
  • Andreas Schaller
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-8182-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-8182-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-8181-1
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7796-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 462
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