Chemical Defenses of Arthropods by Murry Blum

By Murry Blum

Chemical Defenses of Arthropods charts the numerous growth within the research of chemical defenses in arthropods, a quickly increasing sector of chemical ecology. The booklet teams the protective compounds secreted via arthropods in line with their major functionalities and sequentially lists them in keeping with their carbon numbers.
Organized into 19 chapters, this quantity starts with an outline of the protective exudates of arthropods and the way arthropods have exploited those compounds to discourage the ever-present and omnipresent predators round them. the following chapters introduce the reader to the protecting compounds produced within the exocrine glands of arthropods, starting from alcohols and ketones to hydrocarbons, carboxylic acids, esters, 1,4-quinones and hydroquinones, lactones, phenols, steroids, and proteinaceous venoms. The booklet additionally discusses the taxonomic price of arthropod shielding compounds, with emphasis on elements affecting the composition of protecting secretions and taxonomic correlations that make the most of them. Later chapters specialize in arthropod biosynthesis of exocrine compounds, how bugs tolerate the presence of plant pollution of their diets, and pointed out protecting compounds in arthropods. The booklet concludes with an research of the homes and attribute distributions of arthropod typical items, in addition to their adaptiveness as protecting brokers.

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