ABSTRACT

Insects represent the most abundant and diverse animal group on Earth. The number of described species is more than one million and up to ten million are estimated. Insects have one of the widest distributions in the world because they have adapted to extreme ranges of environments.Molecular ecology studies ecological processes based on the analysi

chapter 1|38 pages

Mechanisms of Polyphenism in Insects

ByStephen M. Rogers

chapter 2|55 pages

Toxins, Defensive Compounds and Drugs from Insects

ByKonrad Dettner

chapter 3|27 pages

Insect Bioluminescence in the Post-Molecular Biology Era

ByYuichi Oba

chapter 4|39 pages

A Glance on the Role of miRNAs in Insect Life

BySassan Asgari, Mazhar Hussain

chapter 6|29 pages

Neuropeptide Signaling and RNA Interference

ByKlaus H. Hoffmann, Sandy Weidlich, Franziska Wende

chapter 7|28 pages

Insect Photoperiodism

ByShin G. Goto, Hideharu Numata

chapter 9|20 pages

Evolutionary Ecology of Insect Immunity

ByGerrit Joop, Andreas Vilcinskas

chapter 10|27 pages

The Coleopteran Gut and Targets for Pest Control

ByBrenda Oppert, Asieh Rasoolizadeh, Dominique Michaud

chapter 13|25 pages

Silks from Insects—From Natural Diversity to Applications

ByM. Neuenfeldt, T. Scheibel