Biology and Ecology of Aphids by Andreas Vilcinskas

By Andreas Vilcinskas

Most humans be aware of of aphids as backyard pests, infesting the delicate eco-friendly tissues of vegetation in sizeable numbers and killing them via sucking out the sap. certainly, one of the 4000 or so recognized species of aphids approximately 250 are pests, and in temperate areas numerous are economically very important agricultural pests that harm plants at once in the course of feeding or act as vectors for plant pathogens. yet aphids also are very important version organisms in evolutionary biology and ecology simply because they mix a couple of detailed good points equivalent to advanced existence cycles related to the advance of morphological designated phenotypes (polyphenism), sexual and asexual copy techniques and alterations of host vegetation.

Aphids is usually considered as holobionts simply because they're colonized by means of obligate and facultative microbes which allow them to feed solely on phloem sap and impression their resistance opposed to pathogens, parasitoids or environmental tension. This ebook combines primary information regarding aphids with chapters addressing cutting-edge study in themes corresponding to aphid-related phylogeny, genome biology, epigenetics and chemical ecology. The chapters were compiled through specialists within the box to supply a priceless and obtainable resource of data for researchers and for college students in biology, ecology and agriculture.

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