Interactions between Plant Semiochemicals and Insects
Plants release signals known as semiochemicals that either attract or repel insects. Here I will review what are semiochemicals, how plants use them and human uses of these chemicals.
I. What are semiochemicals. Why do plants produce them. Overview on how do plants use them (Beyaert and Hilker, 2014; Cook et al. 2006).
II. Differences between semiochemicals used to attract (‘pull’) or to repel (‘push’) insects. Why and when do plants use semiochemicals to either attract or repel insects. Examples on plants use semiochemicals for each case (Dettner and Liepert, 1994; Landolt and Phillips, 1997).
III. Human use and benefits of semiochemicals. How humans obtain or synthesize semiochemicals for their own uses (Agelopoulos et al. 1999).
Understanding how plants use semiochemicals and the types of chemicals plants use to communicate with insects can help up identify potential chemicals for insect repellent and pest control.
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