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Seasonal adaptations of insects

Author: Masaki, Shinz�o, ; Maurice J Tauber; Catherine A Tauber; Shinzō Masaki
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This balanced, comprehensive account traces the alterations in body form that insects undergo as they adapt to seasonal change, exploring both theoretical aspects and practical issues, such as the  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Masaki, Shinz�o, ; Maurice J Tauber; Catherine A Tauber; Shinzō Masaki
ISBN: 0195036352 9780195036350
OCLC Number: 11814392
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xv, 411 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Historical Perspective --
Insect Adaptations to Environmental Changes --
Adaptations to Aseasonal Exigencies --
Seasonal Adaptations --
The Course of Diapause --
Diapausing Stage --
Stages Sensitive to Diapause-Inducing Stimuli --
Diapause Induction Period --
Diapause Completion --
Postdiapause Transitional Period --
Postdormancy Effects of Diapause --
The Diapause Syndrome --
Endocrine Mediation of Diapause --
Behavioral Expression of Diapause --
Physiological Expression of Diapause --
Morphological Expression of Diapause --
Environmental Regulation of Seasonal Cycles --
Photoperiod --
Temperature --
Other Environmental Factors --
Seasonal Adaptations--Special Cases --
Parasitoids --
Social Insects --
Tropical Insects --
Arctic and Desert Insects --
Variability and Genetics of Seasonal Adaptations --
Variability in Seasonal Cycles --
Genetics of Seasonal Cycles --
Evolution of Seasonal Cycles --
Origin of Insect Diapause --
Evolutionary Changes in Seasonal Cycles --
Seasonality, the Evolution of Life History, and Speciation --
Seasonality as a Life-History Trait --
Seasonality in the Evolution of Life History --
Seasonal Cycles and Speciation --
Seasonality and Insect Pest Management --
Predictive Capability as the Key to Pest Management --
Seasonal Considerations in Implementing Management Tactics --
Biological Control and Seasonality.
Responsibility: Maurice J. Tauber, Catherine A. Tauber, and Sinzo Masaki.
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