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Plant-provided Food for Carnivorous Insects

by Waeckers, F.; Rijn, P. van; Bruin, J. (Eds)

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  • Catalogue No : 8142
  • ISBN : 9780521819411
  • Published : 2005
  • Cover : Hardback

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Description:

Looks at how plants employ foods to recruit arthropod ‘bodyguards’ as a protection against herbivores. Many arthropods with primarily carnivorous lifestyles require plant-provided food as an indispensable part of their diet. Only recently have we started to appreciate the implications of non-prey food for plant-herbivore-carnivore interactions. Insight into this aspect of multitrophic interactions is not only crucial to our understanding of the evolution and functioning of plant-insect interactions in natural ecosystems, it also has direct implications for the use of food plants and food supplements in biological control programs

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