1st Edition

Chemical Ecology of Insects
Applications and Associations with Plants and Microbes

ISBN 9781498769402
Published January 24, 2018 by CRC Press
296 Pages 42 B/W Illustrations

USD $185.00

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Book Description

Insects have evolved very unique and interesting tactics using chemical signals to survive. Chemical ecology illustrates the working of the biological network by means of chemical analyses. Recent advances in analytical technology have opened the way to a better understanding of the more complicated and abyssal interactions of insects with other organisms including plants and microbes. This book covers recent research on insects and chemical communications and presents the current status about challenges faced by chemical ecologists for the management of pests in agriculture and human health.

Table of Contents

Plant Secondary Metabolites in Host Selection of Butterfly

Hisashi Ômura

Function of the Lepidopteran Larval Midgut in Plant Defense Mechanisms

Naoko Yoshinaga and Naoki Mori

Chemically-mediated Interactions between Cucurbits, Insects, and Microbes

Lori R. Shapiro and Kerry E. Mauck

Chemoecology and Behavior of Parasitic Nematode—Host Interactions: Implications for Management

Denis S. Willett, Xavier Martini and Lukasz L. Stelinski

Microbial Endosymbionts and Chemical Ecology

Daisuke Kageyama

Chemical Ecology of Yeasts Associated with Insects

Jun Tabata and Hiroko K. Kitamoto


Application of Trail Pheromones to Management of Pest Ants

Eiriki Sunamura

Female Sex Pheromones and Mating Behavior in Diurnal Moths: Implications for Conservation Biology

Hideshi Naka

Mating Disruption: Concepts and Keys for Effective Application

Jun Tabata

Applied Chemical Ecology to Enhance Insect Parasitoid Efficacy in the Biological Control of Crop Pests

Ezio Peri, Rihem Moujahed, Eric Wajnberg and Stefano Colazza

Challenges in Chemical Ecology for the Management of Vector-borne Diseases of Humans and Livestock

Jun Tabata

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Jun Tabata works as a Senior Researcher in the Biodiversity Division of the National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences.