Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology

All Flesh Is Grass

Plant-Animal Interrelationships

Editors: Seckbach, Joseph, Dubinsky, Zvy (Eds.)

  • Explores the evolutionary aspects of plant-animal relationships
  • Covers examples ranging from micro- to ecosystem levels: the sea, deserts and agriculture
  • Integrates diverse relationships, from biochemical to behavioural
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This new book takes us through a journey from early life to modern agriculture. The thirty eight authors present current studies on the interrelation of plants-animals. This topic has always fascinated man, as evidenced even by the first chapters of Genesis. The world of aqueous and terrestrial fauna appeared on early earth only after the flora covered the areas with the green pigmentation. Almost all life depends upon sunlight via the photosynthesis of the botanical world. We read abut the harnessing of bee pollination of crops to make it an essential component of modern agriculture endeavor. Some plants seduce insects for pollination by their appearance (e.g., disguised orchids entice visitors); there is the production of sweet nectar as a bribe in flowers to attract bees, butterflies, and honey-sucking birds. A particular outstanding phenomena are the carnivorous plants that have developed trapping and digesting systems of insects and higher animals.

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“All flesh is grass is a fascinating tome, and should appeal to anyone who has an interest in the broader aspects of botany, particularly the interconnections between plants … and other biota. It is abundantly illustrated throughout, with many colour images. … could be enjoyed by readers at all levels from first undergraduate. … more direct appeal to the teachers of those (under)graduates … . co-operative plant—animal associations tackled in this book provides the book’s real take-home message: species that work together, last longer.” (Nigel Chaffey, Annals of Botany, Vol. 108 (3), September, 2011)

Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • Evolution of Plant–Animal Interactions

    Chela-Flores, Julian (et al.)

    Pages 3-34

  • The Leaf-Cutting Ant–plant Interaction from a Microbial Ecology Perspective

    Abril, Adriana

    Pages 37-63

  • Intestinal Spirochetes of Termites

    KÖnig, Helmut (et al.)

    Pages 65-89

  • The Plant–Aphid Universe

    Iluz, David

    Pages 91-118

  • Insect–Plant Interactions: The Gall Factor

    Raman, Anantanarayanan

    Pages 119-146

Buy this book

eBook $259.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $329.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $329.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-3378-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
All Flesh Is Grass
Book Subtitle
Plant-Animal Interrelationships
Editors
  • Joseph Seckbach
  • Zvy Dubinsky
Series Title
Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology
Series Volume
16
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-9316-5
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-9316-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-9315-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3378-7
Series ISSN
1566-0400
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 532
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