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Martin, Michael M.

Invertebrate-Microbial Interactions

Ingested Fungal Enzymes in Arthropod Biology

Series:Explorations in Chemical Ecology

CORNELL UNIVERSITY PRESS

    86,95 € / $99.95 / £79.00*

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    Publication Date:
    May 2019
    Copyright year:
    1987
    ISBN
    978-1-5017-3713-8
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    Overview

    Aims and Scope

    Arthropods that eat wood, foliage, and detritus have difficulty in digesting the cellulose in their food. A remarkable biological mechanism allows some species to overcome this problem: in eating fungal tissue they ingest cellulolytic enzymes that allow them to exploit the potential nutritive value of plant fiber. Michael M. Martin, a chemical ecologist, here describes his laboratory investigations that led to the discovery of this phenomenon and explores the insights they have produced.

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    176 pages
    CORNELL UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Language:
    English
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    General/trade;

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    MartinMichael M.:

    Michael M. Martin is Professor of Biology at the University of Michigan, where he has held a joint appointment as Professor of Chemistry and Biology.

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