All Flesh Is Grass

Plant-Animal Interrelationships

  • Zvy Dubinsky
  • Joseph Seckbach

Part of the Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology book series (COLE, volume 16)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Evolution of Plant Animal Relationship

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Julian Chela-Flores, Maria Eugenia Montenegro, Nevio Pugliese, Vinod C. Tewari, Claudio Tuniz
      Pages 3-34
  3. INSECTS INTERACTIONS

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. Helmut KÖnig, Stefan Dröge
      Pages 65-89
    3. David Iluz
      Pages 91-118
    4. Anantanarayanan Raman
      Pages 119-146
  4. POLLINATION AND SEED DISPERSAL

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Michael Rostás, JÜrgen Tautz
      Pages 149-161
    3. Arnon Dag
      Pages 163-181
  5. ANIMALS AND HUMANS INVOLVEMENT

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
    2. Serge Yan Landau, Giovanni Molle
      Pages 217-236
    3. Walter G. Whitford, Yosef Steinberger
      Pages 237-256
  6. PLANT DEFENSES

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 285-285
    2. C. Michael Smith
      Pages 287-310
    3. Joseph Seckbach
      Pages 311-319

About this book

Introduction

This new book takes us through a journey from early life to modern agriculture. The thirty eight authors present current studies on the interrelation of plants-animals. This topic has always fascinated man, as evidenced even by the first chapters of Genesis. The world of aqueous and terrestrial fauna appeared on early earth only after the flora covered the areas with the green pigmentation. Almost all life depends upon sunlight via the photosynthesis of the botanical world. We read abut the harnessing of bee pollination of crops to make it an essential component of modern agriculture endeavor. Some plants seduce insects for pollination by their appearance (e.g., disguised orchids entice visitors); there is the production of sweet nectar as a bribe in flowers to attract bees, butterflies, and honey-sucking birds. A particular outstanding phenomena are the carnivorous plants that have developed trapping and digesting systems of insects and higher animals.

Keywords

Apiculture Herbivory Pollination Symbioses Zoochory

Editors and affiliations

  • Zvy Dubinsky
    • 1
  • Joseph Seckbach
    • 2
  1. 1., The Mina & Everard Goodman Fac. of LifeBar Ilan UniversityRamat GanIsrael
  2. 2.University of JerusalemEfratIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-9316-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-9315-8
  • Online ISBN 978-90-481-9316-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1566-0400
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