Arthropod-Plant Interactions

Novel Insights and Approaches for IPM

  • Guy Smagghe
  • Isabel Diaz

Part of the Progress in Biological Control book series (PIBC, volume 14)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Juan M. Alba, Petra M. Bleeker, Joris J. Glas, Bernardus C. J. Schimmel, Michiel van Wijk, Maurice W. Sabelis et al.
    Pages 15-73
  3. Guy Smagghe, Veerle Mommaerts, Heikki Hokkanen, Ingeborg Menzler-Hokkanen
    Pages 127-157
  4. Isabel Diaz, M. Estrella Santamaria
    Pages 159-176
  5. Luc Swevers, Guy Smagghe
    Pages 177-197
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 217-226

About this book


The book consists of multiple chapters by leading experts on the different aspects in the unique relationship between arthropods and plants, the underlying mechanisms, realized successes and failures of interactions and application for IPM, and future lines of research and perspectives. Interesting is the availability of the current genomes of different insects, mites and nematodes and different important plants and agricultural crops to bring better insights in the cross talk mechanisms and interacting players. This book will be the first one that integrates all this fascinating and newest (from the last 5 years) information from different leading research laboratories in the world and with perspectives from academia, government and industry.


Arthropods Biodiversity Biological Control Integrated pest management Plant Biotechnology

Editors and affiliations

  • Guy Smagghe
    • 1
  • Isabel Diaz
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty Bioscience Engineering, Crop ProtectionGhent UniversityGhentBelgium
  2. 2.Centr de Biotecn. y Genómica de plantasUniversidad Politécnica de MadridPozuelo de AlarcónSpain

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