Insect Pheromone Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
The Biosynthesis and Detection of Pheromones and Plant Volatiles
- Gary Blomquist, University of Nevada, Reno, U.S.A.
- Richard Vogt, University of South Carolina, Columbia, U.S.A.
A valuable new reference on insect behavior, this exceptional new text delves into the primary sensory communication system used by most insects -- their sense of smell. This important text covers how insects produce pheromones and how they detect pheromones and plant volatiles. Since insects rely on pheromone detection for both feeding and breeding, a better understanding of insect olfaction and pheromone biosynthesis could help curb the behavior of pests without the use of harmful pesticides and even help to reduce the socio-economic impacts associated to human-insect interactions.
Chemical ecologists, neurobiologists, biologists, chemists, physiologists, entomologists, biochemists, and, molecular biologists