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National Research Council. 1969. Insect-Plant Interactions. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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Front Matter i-v
Introduction 1-2
Highlights of the Conference 3-13
Recommendations 14-15
Biology and Biochemistry of Insect-Plant Relationships 16-18
Natural and Synthetic Compounds with Juvenile Hormone Activity 19-19
Electrophysiological Studies of Food-Plant Relationships of Lepidopterous Larvae 20-20
Insect Exocrines 21-23
Effect of Juvenile Hormone and Ecdysterone on Rectal Pad Development during Adult Development of Hyalophora cecropia 24-24
Effects of Juvenile Hormone on Sarcophaga bullata 25-28
Chemical Components in the Cotton Plant and Their Effect on Boll Weevil Behavior 29-30
Investigation of Insect Hormones 31-33
Natural Products Chemistry 34-35
Some Population Aspects of Plants in Insect Suppression 36-37
Behavioral and Chemosensory Background of Host Specificity in Phytophagous Insects 38-39
Effects of Ecdysones and Analogues on Insect Development and Reproduction 40-41
Host Plant Resistance to the European Corn Borer 42-42
Development of Cotton Plants Resistant to Heliothis spp. and Other Cotton Insects 43-44
Biologically Active Substances in Cotton and Related Plants That Affect Boll Weevil Behavior and Development 45-49
Ecdysones in Plants 50-52
Biological Basis of Insect Resistance in Crop Plants 53-55
Bark Beetle Manipulation with Natural and Synthetic Attractants 56-58
Artificial Diet for Saturniid Silkworms 59-59
Oak Leaves and the Mating and Ovipositional Behavior of the Polyphemus Moth 60-60
Effects of Juvenile Hormone on Embryonic Determination 61-61
Research on Insect Hormones and Pheromones 62-63
Studies on Timber Beetles 64-65
Factors Controlling Behavioral Responses of Insects to Plant Constituents 66-67
Some Research Activities Dealing with Insect Hormones 68-69
Synthetic Studies on Insect Hormones 70-72
Terpenes and Insect Behavior 73-75
Natural and Synthetic Materials with Insect Hormone Activity 76-78
Host Factors in the Resistance or Susceptibility of Pines to Bark Beetles 79-79
Investigations of the Mechanism of Dealkylation of Phytosterols in Insects and Inhibition of This Mechanism 80-80
Synthesis of Structural Analogues of Ecdysone 81-81
Olfactory Influences of Plants on Behavior and Physiology of Phytophagous Insects 82-83
Biochemistry of 1,4-Benzoxazinones Related to European Corn Borer Resistance in Maize 84-85
Perspectives in Insect-Plant Interactions 86-89
Oviposition Behavior of the Tobacco Hornworm Manduca sexta 90-91
Participants 92-94

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