Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Metabolic Co-evolution

  3. Evolution of Chemical Ecology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Michal Goga, Ján Elečko, Margaréta Marcinčinová, Dajana Ručová, Miriam Bačkorová, Martin Bačkor
      Pages 175-209
    3. Łukasz Stępień, Justyna Lalak-Kańczugowska, Natalia Witaszak, Monika Urbaniak
      Pages 211-247
    4. Hexon Angel Contreras-Cornejo, Lourdes Macías-Rodríguez, Ek del-Val, John Larsen
      Pages 263-290
    5. Ying Pei, Runbing Xu, Sabine Hilt, Xuexiu Chang
      Pages 323-344
    6. Lyubka Koleva-Valkova, Adelina Harizanova
      Pages 377-401
    7. Omer Nevo, Manfred Ayasse
      Pages 403-425
  4. Allelochemicals in Plant-Plant Interaction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 427-427
    2. Dirk Selmar, Sara Abouzeid, Alzahraa Radwan, Tahani Hijazin, Mahdi Yahyazadeh, Laura Lewerenz et al.
      Pages 429-439
    3. Archana Bachheti, Ashutosh Sharma, R. K. Bachheti, Azamal Husen, D. P. Pandey
      Pages 441-465
    4. Naila Farooq, Tasawer Abbas, Asif Tanveer, Khawar Jabran
      Pages 505-519
    5. Gabriel Azevedo de Brito Damasceno, Augusto Lopes Souto, Ivanice Bezerra da Silva, Alan de Araújo Roque, Márcio Ferrari, Raquel Brandt Giordani
      Pages 521-541
    6. Ahmad Nawaz, Muhammad Sarfraz, Muhammad Sarwar, Muhammad Farooq
      Pages 543-574
  5. Biotic/Abiotic Stress and Secondary Metabolites in Plants

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 575-575
    2. Santisree Parankusam, Sanivarapu Hemalatha, Gundavarapu Sriramya, Kiran K. Sharma, Pooja Bhatnagar-Mathur
      Pages 593-621
    3. Susana Cruz, Raúl F. Guerrero, Belén Puertas, María Isabel Fernández-Marín, Emma Cantos-Villar
      Pages 623-640
    4. Ahsan Hameed, Syed Ammar Hussain, Hafiz Ansar Rasul Suleria
      Pages 641-705
  6. Secondary Metabolites in Insect–Plant Interactions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 707-707
    2. Elisabeth Dantas Tölke, Natalie do Valle Capelli, Tamara Pastori, Ana Cláudia Alencar, Theodor C. H. Cole, Diego Demarco
      Pages 709-754
    3. Milica Fotirić Akšić, Slavica Čolić, Mekjell Meland, Maja Natić
      Pages 755-773
    4. Kazuki Tagawa
      Pages 775-793
    5. Abdul Rasheed War, Abdul Ahad Buhroo, Barkat Hussain, Tariq Ahmad, Ramakrishnan M. Nair, Hari C. Sharma
      Pages 795-822
    6. Vinícius Coelho Kuster, Uiara Costa Rezende, João Custódio Fernandes Cardoso, Rosy Mary dos Santos Isaias, Denis Coelho de Oliveira
      Pages 823-842
  7. Bioactive Molecules in Plant Defense

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 843-843
    2. Arti Bartwal, Sandeep Arora
      Pages 869-895
    3. Muhammad Qasim, Waqar Islam, Hafiza Javaria Ashraf, Imran Ali, Liande Wang
      Pages 897-924
    4. A. R. N. S. Subbanna, J. Stanley, H. Rajasekhara, K. K. Mishra, A. Pattanayak, Rakesh Bhowmick
      Pages 925-952
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 953-973

About this book


This Reference Work is devoted to plant secondary metabolites and their evolutionary adaptation to different hosts and pests. Secondary metabolites play an important biological role in plants’ defence against herbivores, abiotic stresses and pathogens, and they also attract beneficial organisms such as pollinators. In this work, readers will find a comprehensive review of the phytochemical diversity, modification and adaptation of secondary metabolites, and the consequences of their co-evolution with plant parasites, pollinators, and herbivores.

Chapters from expert contributors are organised into twelve sections that collate the current knowledge in intra-/inter-specific diversity in plant secondary metabolites, changes in secondary metabolites during plants’ adaptation to different environmental conditions, and co-evolution of host-parasite metabolites. Among the twelve themed parts, readers will also discover expert analysis on the genetics and chemical ecology evolution of secondary metabolites, and particular attention is also given to allelochemicals, bioactive molecules in plant defence and the evolution of sensory perception in vertebrates.

This reference work will appeal to students, researchers and professionals interested in the field of plant pathology, plant breeding, biotechnology, agriculture and phytochemistry.


Defensive Metabolites Phytochemical diversity Allelochemicals Co-evolution of host-parasite metabolites Plant Defense against Herbivores Secondary metabolites in Pollination Fungus-Plant Interactions Insect-Plant Interactions Abiotic Stress Alien Plant Invasion Evolution of sensory perception Polyphenols Tannins Plant Elicitor Peptides Glycoalkaloid biosynthesis Plant secondary metabolites

Editors and affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Institute of Vine and Wine SciencesUniversity of BordeauxVillenave d'OrnonFrance
  2. 2.Department of BotanyUniversity College of Science, M. L. Sukhadia UniversityUdaipurIndia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-96396-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-96397-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2511-834X
  • Series Online ISSN 2511-8358
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