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Plant Resistance to Herbivores and Pathogens

Ecology, Evolution, and Genetics

Robert S. Fritz Ellen L. Simms Fritz



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University of Chicago Press
15 August 1992
Far from being passive elements in the landscape, plants have developed many sophisticated chemical and mechanical means of deterring organisms that seek to prey on them. This volume draws together research from ecology, evolution, agronomy, and plant pathology to produce an ecological genetics perspective on plant resistance in both natural and agricultural systems. By emphasizing the ecological and evolutionary basis of resistance, the book makes an important contribution to the study of how phytophages and plants coevolve.

Plant Resistance to Herbivores and Pathogens not only reviews the literature pertaining to plant resistance from a number of traditionally separate fields but also examines significant questions that will drive future research. Among the topics explored are selection for resistance in plants and for virulence in phytophages; methods for studying natural variation in plant resistance; the factors that maintain intraspecific variation in resistance; and the ecological consequences of within-population genetic variation for herbivorous insects and fungal pathogens.

A comprehensive review of the theory and information on a large, rapidly growing, and important subject. ?

Douglas J. Futuyma, State University of New York, Stony Brook
By:   Fritz
Edited by:   Robert S. Fritz, Ellen L. Simms
Imprint:   University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 233mm,  Width: 160mm,  Spine: 37mm
Weight:   986g
ISBN:   9780226265537
ISBN 10:   0226265536
Pages:   600
Publication Date:   15 August 1992
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational ,  A / AS level ,  Further / Higher Education
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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