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Cover for Courtship and mating in butterflies

This is a book about butterfly behaviour. Specifically, the behaviours associated with courtship rituals (described in Chapters 5 and 6) and mating and reproduction (described in Chapters 7 and 8). To understand the ways in which butterflies act as adults in search of mates, it is necessary to...

Author(s)
Cannon, R. J. C.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789242638)
Type
Book
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Cover for Scents: chemical communication.

Chemical signalling occurs over a relatively close range in butterflies, unlike the long-distance pheromone communication used by moths, and most butterflies probably lack the necessary olfactory structures needed for long-range detection of chemical signals. Pheromones are detected by receptors...

Author(s)
Cannon, R. J. C.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789242638)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for A practical guide for functional transcriptomics: a case study in RNA interference and qPCR to understand the explosive chemistry of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Brachinus</i> bombardier beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae).

Transcriptomics stands to benefit functional studies by providing a direct path to developing genome-wide toolboxes in almost any insect system. This chapter aims to communicate the best practices in insect functional transcriptomics, defined as the use of transcriptomic data to identify and...

Author(s)
Gill, A. S.; Gee, M.; Will, K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243130)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Orius laevigatus</i> induces plant defenses in sweet pepper.

Author(s)
Bouagga, S.; Pérez-Hedo, M.; Rambla, J. L.; Granell, A.; Urbaneja, A.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394118)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Chemical ecology.

This chapter reviews the many varied interactions in aphid ecology in which semiochemicals play important roles. Taking a trophic level approach, examples of chemically mediated interactions are presented between aphids, between aphids and plants and between aphids and their natural enemies...

Author(s)
Pickett, J. A.; Bruce, T. J. A.; Glinwood, R. T.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647098)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Amino acids in higher plants.

This book, divided into 5 parts, deals with topics on amino acids in higher plants. Part I (enzymes and metabolism) contains 16 chapters pursuing the theme of amino acid metabolism through the driving actions of the principal enzymes, emphasizing recent advances particularly with reference to...

Author(s)
D'Mello, J. P. F.
ISBN
2015 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780642635)
Type
Book
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Cover for Delivering innovative solutions and paradigms for a changing environment.

This chapter aims is to collate the evidence presented in the preceding chapters of this volume, with a view to discerning common underlying themes and highlighting promising advances. Hitherto, attention is focused on enhancing the protein quality of foods destined for human and animal nutrition....

Author(s)
D'Mello, J. P. F.
ISBN
2015 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780642635)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Alkylresorcinols: chemical properties, methods of analysis and potential uses in food, industry and plant protection.

This chapter focuses on the non-isoprenoid alkyl derivatives of resorcinol, also known as alkylresorcinols (ARs), discussing their plant sources, methods of analysis, biological role in plants and microorganisms (e.g. plant-parasitic plant interaction and plant host-pathogen relationship), chemical ...

Author(s)
Sampietro, D. A.; Belizán, M. M. E.; Apud, G. R.; Juarez, J. H.; Vattuone, M. A.; Catalán, C. A. N.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642338)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Phytoecdysteroids and related sterols isolated from Mexican cacti: their potential use as natural insecticides.

The nature of the relationship between phytophagous insects and the plants they eat has been studied extensively but, even today, many questions still remain unanswered. Some points that remain are: (i) knowledge of the quantity and nature of the sterols present in plants; (ii) the exact mechanisms ...

Author(s)
Salazar, J. R.; Céspedes, C. L.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642338)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Evolutionary ecology of secondary compounds in ripe fruit: case studies with capsaicin and emodin.

This chapter synthesizes ongoing and past work on two prominent secondary metabolites in ripe fruits, emodin and capsaicinoids, to illustrate the importance of adopting an integrative approach in deciphering the ecological role and evolutionary context of these compounds. First, a short critique of ...

Author(s)
Levey, D. J.; Tewksbury, J. J.; Izhaki, I.; Tsahar, E.; Haak, D. C.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931650)
Type
Book chapter

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