Advances in Insect Physiology

Advances in Insect Physiology, 1st Edition

Locust Phase Polyphenism: An Update

Advances in Insect Physiology, 1st Edition,Meir Pener,Stephen Simpson,ISBN9780123748287

Advances in Insect Physiology

Pener   &   Simpson   

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Latest volume in respected series with in-depth reviews on insect physiology

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Key Features

* Contributions from the leading researchers in entomology
* Discusses the physiological diversity in insects
* Includes in-depth reviews with valuable information for a variety of entomology disciplines


Advances in Insect Physiology publishes volumes containing important, comprehensive and in-depth reviews on all aspects of insect physiology. It is an essential reference source for invertebrate physiologists and neurobiologists, entomologists, zoologists and insect biochemists. First published in 1963, the serial is now edited by Steven Simpson and Jerome Casas to provide an international perspective. This volume is a thematic volume focusing on locust phase polyphenism.


Entomologists, zoologists, insect biochemists, insect physiologists

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Stephen Simpson

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ARC Federation Fellow; School of Biological Sciences; University of Sydney; New South Wales, Australia

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Advances in Insect Physiology, 1st Edition

1. Introduction
2. Insect polyphenism
3. Density-dependent phase polyphenism
4. Locust phase characteristics
5. Morphology
6. Anatomy
7. Colouration and pigments
8. Reproduction
9. Endocrinology
10. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
11. Behaviour
12. Volatiles and volatile phermones
13. Cuticular substances and contact phermones
14. Factors that induce gregarious phase characteristics
15. Factors that induce solitarious phase characteristics
16. Transmission of phase from parents to progeny
17. Ecology and ecophysiology
18. Concluding remarks


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