Entomology Monographs

Polyembryonic Insects

An Extreme Clonal Reproductive Strategy

Authors: Iwabuchi, Kikuo

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  • The first book on polyembryonic insects – unique animals producing “thousandplets” (1000 identical clones)
  • Includes numerous findings on polyembronic insects that overturned common concepts in general biology
  • Introduces new findings that contribute widely to life sciences including physiology, developmental biology, endocrinology, immunology and medicine
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This book provides an overview of our current understanding of polyembryony in insects. The study of polyembronic insects has advanced considerably over the last several decades.The book shows the exciting potential of polyembryonic insects and their impact on life sciences. It describes the mechanisms of polyembryogenesis; tissue-compatible invasion of the host, which is the first case of compatible cellular interaction between phylogenetically distant organisms without rejection; the sex differences in defense; and the environmental regulation of caste structure. 
The first book devoted to polyembryony in insects, it draws on the author’s research on polyembryonic wasps from 1990 to the present day, covering various topics such as polyembryogenesis in vitro, host-parasite interaction, sex differences in soldier function/humoral toxic factor, and the transcription analysis of polyembryogenesis.It is intended not only for researchers in the field of entomology, parasitology, ontogeny, reproductive biology, developmental biology, sociobiology, and evolutionary developmental biology (Evo-Devo), but also for postgraduate students in these fields.

About the authors

Kikuo Iwabuchi is an Emeritus Professor at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology. He received his undergraduate degree from Chiba University in 1975, and his Ph.D in Science from Kyoto University in 1988. From 2001 to 2017, he was a Professor of Applied Entomology at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, where he became an Emeritus Professor in 2019.  He was the president of The Japanese Society of Applied Entomology and Zoology from 2015 to 2017.  

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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eBook £95.50
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Hardcover £119.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-15-0957-5
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Polyembryonic Insects
Book Subtitle
An Extreme Clonal Reproductive Strategy
Authors
Series Title
Entomology Monographs
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-0958-2
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-0958-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-0957-5
Series ISSN
2522-526X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 199
Number of Illustrations
14 b/w illustrations, 23 illustrations in colour
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