Chemical Messengers in Insects and Plants

  • L. B. Hendry
  • J. G. Kostelc
  • D. M. Hindenlang
  • J. K. Wichmann
  • C. J. Fix
  • S. H. Korzeniowski
Part of the Recent Advances in Phytochemistry book series (RBIO, volume 10)


Studies of the chemistry and behavior of living organisms are often limited by the narrow focus of the researcher. Research efforts are frequently concentrated on one particular aspect of several diverse organisms rather than on a comprehensive view of one organism and its environment. The significance of such efforts is further limited by our lack of appreciation of the interrelationships within groups of organisms and more importantly by our insistence on studying static (artificial) rather than dynamic systems. Although it is unlikely that experiments can be designed which completely eliminate those pitfalls, it is clear that “human-centric” reasoning must be minimized. For the scientist, the view that “man is the master of the environment” must be reversed, i.e., “the environment is the master of man.” It is from this frame of reference that this report on chemical messenger systems in insects and plants is written.


Chemical Messenger Heptanoic Acid Corn Earworm Tetradecenyl Acetate Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrum 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. B. Hendry
    • 1
  • J. G. Kostelc
    • 1
  • D. M. Hindenlang
    • 1
  • J. K. Wichmann
    • 1
  • C. J. Fix
    • 1
  • S. H. Korzeniowski
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryThe Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

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