Over the past fifteen years research on these induced responses to herbivory has flourished and here richard karban and ian t baldwin present the first comprehensive evaluation and synthesis of this rapidly developing field they provide state of the discipline reviews and highlight areas where new research will be most productive their . Plant resistance to herbivores was induced in a field experiment to evaluate the consequences of induced responses for subsequent herbivory and plant fitness induction early in the season resulted in halving of herbivory by chewing herbivores and a reduction in the abundance of phloem feeding aphids when compared with controls a correlate of lifetime plant fitness seed mass was enhanced by . Consequently detailed knowledge of biochemical and molecular changes in plants in response to wounding or herbivory was often gathered with little reference to their importance in nature while knowledge about the effects of induced plant responses on plant herbivore population dynamics and evolution lacked a mechanistic foundation. Plant response to herbivory can be expressed in a variety of traits eg morphology chemistry development karban 2015karban and baldwin 1997 and induced chemical responses by the plant may . The authors have done an excellent job in presenting the controversial subject of induced responses to herbivory to a wide audience in a well balanced and intelligent manner i was particularly taken with the way in which the last four chapters end with a discussion of future prospects too often the concluding sections of book chapters are
How it works:
1. Register a Free 1 month Trial Account.
2. Secure Scanned, No Virus Detected.
3. No Commitment. Cancel anytime.
4. Thousands of Satisfied Readers.
5. That's it. What are you waiting for? Sign Up and Get Your Books.