9780691000473-0691000476-Parasitoids

Parasitoids

ISBN-13: 9780691000473
ISBN-10: 0691000476
Author: Godfray, H. Charles J.
Publication date: 1993
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Format: Paperback 488 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780691000473
ISBN-10: 0691000476
Author: Godfray, H. Charles J.
Publication date: 1993
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Format: Paperback 488 pages

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Acknowledged authors Godfray, H. Charles J. wrote Parasitoids comprising 488 pages back in 1993. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0691000476 and 9780691000473. Since then Parasitoids textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Parasitoids lay their eggs on or in the bodies of other species of insect, and the parasitoid larvae develop by feeding on the host, causing its eventual death. Known for a long time to applied biologists for their importance in regulating the population densities of economic pests, parasitoids have recently proven to be valuable tools in testing many aspects of evolutionary theory. This book synthesizes the work of both schools of parasitoid biology and asks how a consideration of evolutionary biology can help us understand the behavior, ecology, and diversity of the approximately one to two million species of parasitoid found on earth. After a general introduction to parasitoid natural history and taxonomy, the first part of the book treats the different components of the reproductive strategy of parasitoids: searching for a host, host selection, clutch size, and the sex ratio. Subsequent chapters discuss pathogens and non-Mendelian genetic elements that affect sexual reproduction; evolutionary aspects of the physiological interactions between parasitoid and host; mating strategies; life history theory and community ecology. A special effort is made to discuss the theoretical background to the subject, but without the use of mathematics.

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