Special Issue "Diversity of Plant-Insect Interactions"
A special issue of Diversity (ISSN 1424-2818).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 January 2014).
Interests: molecular evolution; dynamic of communities and populations; plant–insect interactions, ecology; tools: mitochondrial DNA; ISSR; cuticular hydrocarbons; field ecology; model organisms: lepidoptera; diptera; spiders
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Insects are from far the most numerous organisms on earth with 1,800,000 described species but surely much more to be discovered. These animals exist all over the earth in all the types of ecosystems. Many species (at least the half, but surely more), are in close interaction with plants. Some species are extremely specialized while some others are generalists. As the “biological” agriculture is now a trend, many insects’ species convert themselves in plagues for man due to an excessive mono-cultivation of crops. Plants are not only food for insects, but often the secondary metabolites are used as defense compounds and even as precursors for insect’ pheromones production. Even if many studies were performed on pests for agriculture, all a hidden world is front of us concerning the great majority of species especially in the tropics. No more than 1000 plant-insects interactions were intensively worked and characterized; still missing at least 899,000 to understand. In this Diversity’s special issue titled “Diversity of Plant-Insect Interactions” we would like to provide an overview of original new types of interactions or some major advances for some interactions already known.
Dr. Luc Legal
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- plant-insect new models
- cross molecular evolution insects/plants
- chemical evolution of interactions
- advances in biological agriculture
- modeling of interaction processes