Induced Plant Resistance to Herbivory
Edited by A Schaller
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.
Hardcover 464 pp ISBN 9781402081811
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 for scientists and graduate students working in the fields of plant-insect interactions, plant defense,
plant biochemistry, and ecophysiology; researchers entering one of these fields; advanced students course book
I. Basic concepts of plant defense against insect herbivores:
- Direct defenses in plants and their induction
by wounding and insect herbivores; Gregg A. Howe and Andreas Schaller .
induced indirect defense: from induction mechanisms to community ecology; Maaike Bruinsma and Marcel
- Induced defenses and the cost
- benefit paradigm; Anke Steppuhn and Ian T. Baldwin .
Section II. Induced direct defenses:
- Leaf trichome formation and plant resistance
to herbivory; Peter Dalin, Jon Ågren, Christer Björkman, Piritta Huttunen, and Katri Kärkkäinen .
- Resistance at the plant cuticle; Caroline Müller .
- Wound periderm formation; Idit Ginzberg.
- Traumatic resin ducts and polyphenolic parenchyma cells in conifers; Paal Krokene, Nina Elisabeth Nagy,
and Trygve Krekling.
- Insect induced terpenoid defenses in spruce; Jörg Bohlmann.
- Phenylpropanoid metabolism induced by wounding and insect herbivory; Mark A. Bernards and Lars
- Defense by pyrrolizidine alkaloids: developed by plants and recruited by insects; Thomas Hartmann
and Dietrich Ober.
- Plant protease inhibitors: Functional evolution for defense; Maarten A.
Jongsma and Jules Beekwilder.
- Defensive roles of polyphenol oxidase in plants; C. Peter Constabel and Raymond Barbehenn.
- Action of plant defensive enzymes in the insect midgut; Hui Chen, Eliana Gonzales
- Vigil, and Gregg A. Howe.
- Plant lectins as part of the plant defense system against insects; Els J.M. Van Damme.
Section III. Defense signaling;
- Systemins and AtPeps: Defense
related peptide signals; Javier Narváez
Vásquez and Martha L. Orozco
- MAP kinases in plant responses to herbivory; Johannes Stratmann.
- Jasmonate biosynthesis and signaling for induced plant defense against herbivory; Andreas Schaller
and Annick Stintzi.
- Caterpillar secretions and induced plant responses; Gary W. Felton.
- Fatty acid derived signals that induce or regulate plant defenses against herbivory: James H.
Tumlinson and Juergen
- Aromatic volatiles and their involvement in plant defense; Anthony V. Qualley and Natalia Dudareva.
- Ecological roles of vegetative terpene volatiles; Jörg Degenhardt.
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