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By Glenn R. Iason,Marcel Dicke,Susan E. Hartley

ISBN-10: 0521157129

ISBN-13: 9780521157124

ISBN-10: 0521193265

ISBN-13: 9780521193269

Plant secondary metabolites (PSM's) similar to terpenes and phenolic compounds are recognized to have various ecological roles, particularly in defence opposed to herbivores, pathogens and abiotic stresses and in interactions with opponents and mutualists. This booklet studies contemporary advancements within the box to supply a synthesis of the functionality, ecology and evolution of PSM's, revealing our elevated information in their integrative function in connecting normal platforms. It emphasises the a number of roles of secondary metabolites in mediating the interactions among organisms and their setting at a number of scales of ecological corporation, demonstrating how genes encoding for PSM biosynthetic enzymes may have results from the mobile scale inside of person crops the entire method to international environmental strategies. a number of fresh methodological advances, together with molecular, transgenic and metabolomic strategies, are illustrated and promising instructions for destiny stories are pointed out, making this a priceless reference for researchers and graduate scholars within the field.

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