Chemical Ecology: The Chemistry Of Biotic Interaction
Chemical Ecology: The Chemistry Of Biotic Interaction

Chemical Ecology: The Chemistry Of Biotic Interaction

  • Publish Date: 1995-10-01
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: for the National Academy of Sciences
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Chemical signals among organisms form a vast communicative interplay, fundamental to the fabric of life, in the words of one expert. Chemical ecology is the the discipline that seeks to understand these interactions-to use biology in the search for new substances of potential benefit to humankind.
This book highlights selected research areas of medicinal and agricultural importance. Leading experts review the chemistry of

  • Insect defense and its applications to pest control.
  • Phyletic dominance--the survival success of insects.
  • Social regulation, with ant societies as a model of multicomponent signaling systems.
  • Eavesdropping, alarm, and deceit--the array of strategies used by insects to find and lure prey.
  • Reproduction--from the gamete attraction to courtship nd sexual selection.
  • The chemistry of intracellular immunosuppression.

Topics also include the appropriation of dietary factors for defense and communication; the use of chemical signals in the marine environment; the role of the olfactory system in chemical analysis; and the interaction of polydnaviruses, endoparasites, and the immune system of the host.

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