Aphid Ecology An optimization approach

Aphid Ecology An optimization approach

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Aphids are the most important of the sap sucking insects, they are also major pests of agriculture, horticulture and forestry. This book covers the evolution of aphids and their development in relation to specific plants. Optimization is used to explain how modes of feeding and reproduction have affected their size and population structure and led to a very close and specific association with their host plants. Increasing knowledge of aphids has revealed that they are ideal organisms to use when studying many topical ecological issues. They are particularly important for testing predictions of life history theory, as their clonal structure makes it possible to test the response of a genotype to a wide range of conditions. Aphid Ecology has been thoroughly revised and expanded since the first highly successful edition was published in 1985. This book is aimed at specialists, post graduates and advanced undergraduates working in the fields of ecology and entomology.Stylets Food canal Salivary canal plant sap saliva produced while feeding (E2) is unlikely to be passed into the plant because the outlet ... Figure 2.6 Diagram of the tips of the stylets and the flow of saliva after penetration of a phloem element.


Title:Aphid Ecology An optimization approach
Author: A.F.G. Dixon
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 1998
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