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Induced Plant Resistance to Herbivory

  • Andreas Schaller

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-3
  2. Basic Concepts of Plant Defense Against Insect Herbivores

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Anke Steppuhn, Ian T. Baldwin
      Pages 61-83
  3. Induced Direct Defenses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-87
    2. Peter Dalin, Jon Ågren, Christer Björkman, Piritta Huttunen, Katri Kärkkäinen
      Pages 89-105
    3. Caroline Müller
      Pages 107-129
    4. Idit Ginzberg
      Pages 131-146
    5. Paal Krokene, Nina Elisabeth Nagy, Trygve Krekling
      Pages 147-169
  4. Production of Secondary Metabolites

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Jörg Bohlmann
      Pages 173-187
    3. Mark A. Bernards, Lars Båstrup-Spohr
      Pages 189-211
  5. Anti-nutritional Enzymes and Proteins

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-233
    2. Maarten A. Jongsma, Jules Beekwilder
      Pages 235-251
    3. C. Peter Constabel, Raymond Barbehenn
      Pages 253-270
    4. Hui Chen, Eliana Gonzales-Vigil, Gregg A. Howe
      Pages 271-284
  6. Defense Signaling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 309-311

About this book


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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Editors and affiliations

  • Andreas Schaller
    • 1
  1. 1.University of HohenheimStuttgartGermany

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From the reviews:

"‘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)