13. Plant Defense Proteins That Inhibit Insect Peptidases

  1. Joe C. Polacco and
  2. Christopher D. Todd
  1. Carlos Peres Silva and
  2. Richard Ian Samuels

Published Online: 16 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470959404.ch13

Ecological Aspects of Nitrogen Metabolism in Plants

Ecological Aspects of Nitrogen Metabolism in Plants

How to Cite

Silva, C. P. and Samuels, R. I. (2011) Plant Defense Proteins That Inhibit Insect Peptidases, in Ecological Aspects of Nitrogen Metabolism in Plants (eds J. C. Polacco and C. D. Todd), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470959404.ch13

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 28 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813816494

Online ISBN: 9780470959404

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Keywords:

  • plant defense proteins;
  • insect peptidases;
  • plant nutrients;
  • carbohydrate;
  • amino acids

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Occurrence, Classification, and Functions of Plant Peptidase Inhibitors

  • Plant PIs as Defensive Compounds Against Phytophagous Insects

  • Induction of PIs in Response to Insect Attack

  • The Effects of Plant PIs on Gut Physiology of Insects

  • Transgenic Plants Over-expressing PIs

  • Adaptation of Insects to Plant PIs

  • Concluding Remarks