The Chemistry of Plants and Insects

This book explains the natural chemical compounds that determine the fascinating interactions between plants and insects providing a gentle and absorbing introduction to organic chemistry that is highly relevant to everyday life and to the ...

The Chemistry of Plants and Insects

The Chemistry of Plants and Insects

Have you ever wondered how plants attract certain insects, or how insects communicate with each other? This book explains the natural chemical compounds that determine the fascinating interactions between plants and insects providing a gentle and absorbing introduction to organic chemistry that is highly relevant to everyday life and to the natural world. Specific organic compounds and intriguing chemistry determine whether insects are keen on feeding on plants or avoid certain plants altogether. Some insects have learned to use plant compounds as their own defences, and some plants use digestive processes to use insects as nutritional supplements. Plant-insect interactions are vital for our food supply, for pollination of orchards or detrimentally in insect infestations of crops, as well as in applications like silk production. By the author of the popular book, The Chemistry of Plants: Perfumes, Pigments, and Poisons, this book benefits from Margareta Séquin’s vast experience leading field trips and seminars to botanical gardens and nature reserves, and teaching chemistry to beginners. Organic chemistry is often seen as a challenging, sometimes abstract field. This book makes chemistry exciting and accessible for readers interested in a deeper understanding of the natural world. The book is organized according to the increasing complexity of compounds introduced, and so it also serves as a useful teaching aid for undergraduate chemistry or biology courses, and as a supplementary text for students in plant sciences, ecology, and entomology, and in horticultural programs.

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The Chemistry of Plants and Insects
Language: en
Pages: 186
Authors: Margareta Séquin
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-06-16 - Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

Have you ever wondered how plants attract certain insects, or how insects communicate with each other? This book explains the natural chemical compounds that determine the fascinating interactions between plants and insects providing a gentle and absorbing introduction to organic chemistry that is highly relevant to everyday life and to
Biochemical Interaction Between Plants and Insects
Language: en
Pages: 425
Authors: James Wallace
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-11-25 - Publisher: Springer

Botanists and zoologists have recognized for centuries the specificity of various insects for plants, and entomolo gists have long been aware that insects defend themselves from predators by emitting repulsive odors. Only recently have chemists and biologists established a joint endeavor for studying the chemical relationships between plants and insects.
The Chemistry of Plants: Perfumes, Pigments and Poisons 2nd Edition
Language: en
Pages: 206
Authors: Margareta Séquin
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-02-05 - Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

This new edition of a popular book, eases access to organic chemistry by connecting it with the world of plants and their colours, fragrances and defensive mechanisms.
The Chemistry of Plants and Insects
Language: en
Pages: 186
Authors: Margareta Séquin
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-04-28 - Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

This book explains the natural chemical compounds that determine the fascinating interactions between plants and insects providing a gentle and absorbing introduction to organic chemistry.
The Chemistry of Plants
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Margareta Sequin
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-10-20 - Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

This book is an introduction to organic chemistry and its compounds as related to plants. Chemistry tends to be seen as a field that is hard to comprehend and that has few connections with the living world. This book fills a gap as it eases access to organic chemistry by