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Induced responses to herbivory

Induced responses to herbivory

Author: Richard Karban; Ian T Baldwin
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©1997.
Series: Interspecific interactions.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Plants face a daunting array of creatures that eat them, bore into them, and otherwise use virtually every plant part for food, shelter, or both. But although plants cannot flee from their attackers, they are far from defenseless. In addition to adaptations like thorns, which may be produced in response to attack, plants actively alter their chemistry and physiology in response to damage. For instance, young potato  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Karban, Richard.
Induced responses to herbivory.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©1997
(DLC) 97017088
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Karban; Ian T Baldwin
ISBN: 0226424979 9780226424972 1281223719 9781281223715 9786611223717 6611223711
OCLC Number: 45843329
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 319 pages)
Contents: 1. An Introduction to the Phenomena and Phenomenology of Induction --
2. How a Plant Perceives Damage and Signals Other Ramets, and the Specificity of these Processes --
3. Mechanisms of Induced Responses --
4. Induced Resistance against Herbivores --
5. Induced Defense and the Evolution of Induced Resistance --
6. Using Induced Resistance in Agriculture.
Series Title: Interspecific interactions.
Responsibility: Richard Karban and Ian T. Baldwin.


Plants face a daunting array of creatures which eat them, bore into them and use virtually every plant part for food or shelter. However, plants are far from defenceless under attack, often actively  Read more...


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