Pine Bark Beetles

Pine Bark Beetles

1st Edition - April 28, 2016

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  • Editors: Claus Tittiger, Gary J. Blomquist
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128027233
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128027448

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Pine Bark Beetles, the latest release in the Advances in Insect Physiology series, provides readers with the latest interdisciplinary reviews on the topic. It is an essential reference source for invertebrate physiologists, neurobiologists, entomologists, zoologists, and insect chemists.

Key Features

  • Contains important, comprehensive, and in-depth reviews on insect physiology
  • Provides an essential reference source for invertebrate physiologists and neurobiologists, entomologists, zoologists, and insect biochemists
  • First published in 1963, this serial is ranked second in the highly competitive ISI category of entomology

Readership

Entomologists, zoologists, insect biochemists, insect physiologists

Table of Contents

    • Preface
    • Chapter One: Host Selection by Bark Beetles: Playing the Odds in a High-Stakes Game
      • Abstract
      • 1 Challenges and Trade-offs Posed by the Resource: The House Usually Wins
      • 2 Mechanisms: Making the Most of the Hand You are Dealt
      • 3 Plasticity: Hedging Your Bets
      • 4 Choosing Among Host Species in a Changing Landscape: There's More than One Game in Town
      • 5 Integrating Mechanistic Knowledge of Host Selection Behaviour with the Landscape Ecology and Management of Bark Beetles
      • 6 Conclusions
      • Acknowledgements
    • Chapter Two: The Role of Population Genetic Structure in Understanding and Managing Pine Beetles
      • Abstract
      • 1 Introduction
      • 2 The Age of DNA-Based Methods
      • 3 Common Methods of Assessment
      • 4 Can Pine Beetle Population Genetic Structure Lead the Way?
    • Chapter Three: The Proteomics and Transcriptomics of Early Host Colonization and Overwintering Physiology in the Mountain Pine Beetle, Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)
      • Abstract
      • 1 Introduction
      • 2 Host Colonization
      • 3 Larval Overwintering
      • 4 Implications
      • 5 Conclusion
    • Chapter Four: Semiochemicals in the Natural History of Southern Pine Beetle Dendroctonus frontalis Zimmermann and Their Role in Pest Management
      • Abstract
      • 1 Introduction
      • 2 Host Selection and Discrimination
      • 3 Concentration of Conspecifics for Mass Attack
      • 4 Semiochemical Inhibition of Concentration (Antiaggregants)
      • 5 Attack Sequence
      • 6 Geographic Variation
      • 7 Mate Finding and Selection
      • 8 Semiochemical Interactions with Arthropod Associates
      • 9 Exploitation of Semiochemistry in Management of D. frontalis
      • 10 Concluding Remarks
    • Chapter Five: The Evolution of Aggregation Pheromone Diversity in Bark Beetles
      • Abstract
      • 1 Bark Beetles as Paradigms for Pheromone Research
      • 2 Bark Beetle Aggregation Pheromones: Function and Chemical Diversity
      • 3 The Mode of Evolution of Bark Beetle Aggregation Pheromones
      • 4 A Reanalysis of Bark Beetle Aggregation Pheromone Evolution
      • 5 What are the Broad Patterns Underlying Bark Beetle Pheromone Diversity?
      • 6 Mechanisms for Evolutionary Change in Aggregation Pheromone Composition
      • 7 Other Considerations
      • 8 Concluding Remarks
    • Chapter Six: Pheromone Production in Pine Bark Beetles
      • Abstract
      • 1 Introduction
      • 2 Origin of Pheromones: Plant Precursors vs De Novo
      • 3 Site of Pheromone Production
      • 4 Endocrine Regulation
      • 5 Ips spp. Metabolic Pathways
      • 6 Dendroctonus spp. Metabolic Pathways
      • 7 Summary
    • Chapter Seven: Bark Beetle Research in the Postgenomic Era
      • Abstract
      • 1 Introduction
      • 2 Host Defence Terpene Toxicity
      • 3 Genomics in Bark Beetles
      • 4 Functional Genomics in Bark Beetles
      • 5 Cytochromes P450 in Bark Beetles
      • 6 Functional Characterization of Bark Beetle Genes
      • 7 Future Directions
      • Acknowledgements
    • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 316
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2016
  • Published: April 28, 2016
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128027233
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128027448

About the Serial Volume Editors

Claus Tittiger

Prof. Claus Tittiger works at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at University of Nevada.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Howard Medical Sciences, University of Nevada, Reno, NV, USA

Gary J. Blomquist

Dr. Gary Blomquist works at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Nevada.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Nevada, Reno, NV, USA

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