Behaviour and Physiology of Root Herbivores

Edited by

  • Scott Johnson, University of Western Sydney, Australia
  • Ivan Hiltpold, University of Missouri, MO, USA
  • Ted Turlings, Université de Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Drawing on expertise from around the world, this volume identifies our current state of knowledge about the behavior and physiology of root herbivores. In particular, this work describes prevailing concepts and theories based on historical and current literature and identifies what new technologies and approaches are available to researchers in the field. Chapters address how root herbivore behavior and physiology is affected by the biotic and abiotic soil environment, cover case studies of globally significant pests and discuss advances in molecular techniques. Covering all aspects of behavioral and physiological responses of root herbivores to their environment, this will be valuable reading for researchers and professionals in agricultural entomology, plant science, ecology and soil science.
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Entomologists, zoologists, insect biochemists, insect physiologists


Book information

  • Published: December 2013
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-417165-7

Table of Contents

  1. Living in the Soil Matrix: Abiotic Factors Affecting Root Herbivores
  2. Kirk Barnett and Scott N. Johnson

  3. The Role of Plant Primary and Secondary Metabolites in Root Herbivore Behaviour, Nutrition and Physiology
  4. Matthias Erb, Meret Huber, Christelle A.M. Robert, Abigail P. Ferrieri, Ricardo A.R. Machado and Carla Arce

  5. Nature, Evolution and Characterisation of Rhizospheric Chemical Exudates Affecting Root Herbivores
  6. Ivan Hiltpold, Elisa Bernklau, Louis B. Bjostad, Nadir Alvarez, Nicole E. Miller-Struttmann, Jonathan G. Lundgren and Bruce E. Hibbard

  7. The Biology, Physiology and Host Plant Interactions of Grape Phylloxera Daktulosphiara vitifoliae
  8. Kevin S. Powell, Paul D. Cooper and Astrid Forneck

  9. Molecular Approaches for Studying Root Herbivores

    Carly M. Benefer and Rod P. Blackshaw