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Chemoecology of insect eggs and egg deposition

Author: Monika Hilker; Torsten Meiners
Publisher: Oxford, UK ; Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st English-language edView all editions and formats
The fascinating research field of chemoecology of insects mainly considers larval and adult states, while insect eggs have been somewhat neglected up to now. However, as immobile stages the eggs are highly vulnerable and need to cope with numerous problems such as predation, parasitisation, pathogen infection and plant and host defences. How do they face these dangers? Insects have been shown to endow their eggs  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Erscheint auch als:
Chemoecology of insect eggs and egg deposition
Berlin [u.a.] : Blackwell, 2002
XX, 390 S.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Monika Hilker; Torsten Meiners
ISBN: 9780470760253 0470760257 9780470759981 0470759984
OCLC Number: 1039165470
Notes: Cover.
List of Contributors.
1.1 Introduction.
1.10 Acknowledegments.
1.11 References.
2.1 Introduction.
2.5 Acknowledgements.
2.6 References.
3.1 Introduction.
3.6 Acknowledgements.
3.7 References.
4.1 Introduction.
4.10 Puddling.
4.12 Acknowledgements.
4.13 References.
5.1 Introduction.
5.5 Acknowledgements.
5.6 References.
6.1 Introduction.
6.7 Acknowledgements.
6.8 References.
7.1 Introduction.
7.7 Acknowledgements.
7.8 References.
8.1 Introduction.
8.6 Acknowledgements.
8.7 References.
9.1 Introduction.
Description: Online Ressource (xx, 390 Seiten) : Illustrationen (some color)
Contents: Chemoecology of Insect Eggs and Egg Deposition: An Introduction. Chemoecology of Insect Eggs. Chapter 1 Novel Morphological and Physiological Aspects of Insect Eggs. 1.2 Structure, Microstructure and Physiology of Eggs and Eggshells in Various Insect Orders. 1.3 Cell Types that Participate in Egg Formation: Panoistic and Meroistic Ovarioles. 1.4 Formation of Egg Polarity. 1.5 Vitellogenesis: How Does the Yolk Get into the Egg? 1.6 Eggshell Morphogenesis. 1.7 Eggshell Composition and Assembly. 1.8 Nurse Cells and Follicle Cells Programmed Cell Death. 1.9 Concluding Remarks. Chapter 2 Insect Accessory Reproductive GIands: Key Players in Production and Protection of Eggs. 2.2 Development and Structure of Accessory Reproductive Glands (= ARC). 2.3 Functions and Biochemistry of ARG Products. 2.4 Concluding Remarks. Chapter 3 Chemical Protection of Insect Eggs. 3.2 Defensive Components of Intrinsic Origin. 3.3 Defensive Components of Extrinsic Origin. 3.4 Chemical Defence and Egg Cannibalism. 3.5 Concluding Remarks. Chapter 4 Paternal Investment in Egg Defence. 4.2 Enemies of Insect Eggs. 4.3 Types of Egg Defences. 4.4 Chemical Defences: Cantharidin. 4.5 Chemical Defences: Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids. 4.6 Chemical Defences: Cucurbitacins. 4.7 The Issue of Paternity. 4.8 When Defence Backfires. 4.9 Other Paternal Contributions. 4.11 Concluding Remarks. Chapter 5 Brood Protection in Social Insects. 5.2 Interspecific Brood Defence. 5.3 lntraspecific Brood Defence. 5.4 Concluding Remarks. Chapter 6 The Role of Microorganisms for Eggs and Progeny. 6.2 Insect Adaptations towards Transmission of Symbiotic Microorganisms. 6.3 Infections which Reduce Survival of the Host. 6.4 Attraction of Gravid Females towards Oviposition Sites by Cues of Microorganisms. 6.5 Beneficial Effects of Microorganisms for Eggs and Progeny. 6.6 Concluding Remarks. ChemoecoIogy of Egg Deposition. Chapter 7 Plant Chemical Cues Important for Egg Deposition by Herbivorous Insects. 7.2 8220;Insect Active8221; Compounds in Plants. 7.3 Characteristics of 8220;Insect Active8221; Plant Compounds. 7.4 Insects' Responses to Plant Chemicals. 7.5 Oviposition and Chemoreception. 7.6 Concluding Remarks. Chapter 8 The Plant8217;s Response towards Insect Egg Deposition. 8.2 Plant Tissue: Changes in Response towards Oviposition. 8.3 Plant Surface Chemicals: Changes in Response towards Oviposition. 8.4 Plant Volatiles: Changes in Response towards Oviposition. 8.5 Concluding Remarks. Chapter 9 Oviposition Pheromones in Herbivorous and Carnivorous Insects. 9.2 Oviposition Deterring Pheromon.
Responsibility: Monika Hilker, Torsten Meiners (editors).


Focuses on the chemoecology of insect eggs and egg deposition. This book considers molecular, chemical, physiological, morphological, ecological and evolutionary aspects. It addresses a range of  Read more...
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