Chemical Ecology of Insect Parasitoids by Eric Wajnberg, Stefano Colazza

By Eric Wajnberg, Stefano Colazza

Insect parasitoids are a desirable workforce of animals in lots of respects. might be the main attention-grabbing aspect is that those bugs, through the evolutionary time, have constructed a magnificent solution to use chemical substances to discussion with the various protagonists in their atmosphere (i.e., conspecifics, their hosts and the crops on which their hosts are living). Unravelling the evolutionary which means of such chemical communique networks may give new insights into the ecology of those bugs and particularly on the way to enhance their use for the keep watch over of noxious pests in organic keep watch over programmes.

Chemical Ecology of Insect Parasitoids is a well timed e-book, with organised chapters to offer an important wisdom and discoveries that experience taken position over the past decade, and their capability use in pest control strategy. particular correct case reviews are awarded to augment the reader's experience.

Suited to graduate scholars researchers and practitioners in pest administration, entomology, evolutionary biology, behavioural ecology, and chemical ecology, this e-book is vital for somebody wanting details in this very important crew of insects.

Chapter 1 Chemical Ecology of Insect Parasitoids: in the direction of a brand new period (pages 1–8): Stefano Colazza and Eric Wajnberg
Chapter 2 Plant Defences and Parasitoid Chemical Ecology (pages 9–36): Paul J. Ode
Chapter three Foraging techniques of Parasitoids in advanced Chemical Environments (pages 37–63): Nicole Waschke, Torsten Meiners and Michael Rostas
Chapter four Chemical Ecology of Insect Parasitoids in a Multitrophic Above? and Below?Ground Context (pages 64–85): Roxina Soler, T. Martijn Bezemer and Jeffrey A. Harvey
Chapter five A Hitch?Hiker's advisor to Parasitism: The Chemical Ecology of Phoretic Insect Parasitoids (pages 86–111): Martinus E. Huigens and Nina E. Fatouros
Chapter 6 Novel Insights into Pheromone?Mediated conversation in Parasitic Hymenopterans (pages 112–144): Joachim Ruther
Chapter 7 Chemical Ecology of Tachinid Parasitoids (pages 145–167): Satoshi Nakamura, Ryoko T. Ichiki and Yooichi Kainoh
Chapter eight weather switch and its results at the Chemical Ecology of Insect Parasitoids (pages 168–190): Jarmo okay. Holopainen, Sari J. Himanen and man M. Poppy
Chapter nine Chemical Ecology of Insect Parasitoids: crucial parts for constructing potent organic keep watch over Programmes (pages 191–224): Torsten Meiners and Ezio Peri
Chapter 10 the appliance of Chemical Cues in Arthropod Pest administration for Arable plants (pages 225–244): Maria Carolina Blassioli?Moraes, Miguel Borges and Raul Alberto Laumann
Chapter eleven software of Chemical Cues in Arthropod Pest administration for Orchards and Vineyards (pages 245–265): Stefano Colazza, Ezio Peri and Antonino Cusumano
Chapter 12 program of Chemical Cues in Arthropod Pest administration for natural plants (pages 266–281): Marja Simpson, Donna M. Y. learn and Geoff M. Gurr
Chapter thirteen software of Chemical Cues in Arthropod Pest administration for wooded area timber (pages 282–295): Timothy D. Paine

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Cui et al. g. Thaler et al. 1999, Rayapuram & Baldwin 2007). Although JA–SA cross-talk probably has fitness consequences for the plant, studies documenting these costs have not yet been carried out (Thaler et al. 2012). While cross-talk is an important strategy for plants to manage a suite of defence responses against a multitude of attackers, this strategy is often co-opted by these same attackers. The bacterial pathogen Pseudomonas syringae produces coronatine, a JA-mimic, which activates the JA pathway and suppresses the SA pathway, allowing it to thrive in Arabidopsis thaliana (Brooks et al.

M. (2005) Linking aboveground and belowground interactions via induced plant defenses. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 20: 617–24. A. H. (2005) Soil community composition drives aboveground plant–herbivore–parasitoid interactions. Ecology Letters 8: 652–61. H. J. (1998) Long-term effects of elevated CO2 and temperature on populations of the peach potato aphid Myzus persicae and its parasitoid Aphidius matricariae. Oecologia 116: 128–35. M. L. (2003) Interactions between aboveand belowground insect herbivores as mediated by the plant defense system.

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