Proceedings: Animal Sciences

, Volume 99, Issue 3, pp 177–183 | Cite as

Facets of chemical ecology in insect-plant interactions: An overview

  • T N Ananthakrishnan


An overall analysis of the complex interrelationships involved in insect-plant interaction has been attempted with particular reference to the mechanisms of host plant searching and acceptance, nutritional and non-nutritional factors, defense systems in plants and insects and recognition systems in plants to invasion by foreign organisms.


Chemical ecology insect-plant interaction host selection plant defence capability wounding in plants chemical defenses 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • T N Ananthakrishnan
    • 1
  1. 1.Entomology Research InstituteLoyola CollegeMadrasIndia

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