Crop-Insect Interactions National Taiwan University
As land plants are sessile organisms, they have evolved sophisticated defense mechanisms against various environmental stresses. To survive and reproduce, plants adapt to stresses by changing their physiology and gene expression. Insect herbivores are one of major biotic stresses to plants. As plants are the main nutrient sources for these insects, plants have evolved with a number of defense mechanisms to protect themselves. In this course, we will explain crop-insect interaction from several aspects (molecular mechanisms, traits, ecology, evolution, and practical farming management).
Help students to understand the concept of Crop-Insect Interaction and offer the opportunity for writing paper and oral presentation
Course Outline: 1. An overview of Crop -Insect Interactions 2. Plant traits to insects 3. Insect traits to plants 4. Tritrophic interactions 5. Plant community ecology and evolution 6. Implications of Crop -Insect Interactions
Online Course Requirement
(College of Bioresources and Agriculture) Department of Agronomy,
(College of Bioresources and Agriculture) Graduate Institute of Agronomy, Crop Science Division
Site for Inquiry
Please inquire about the courses at the address below.
Email address: http://www.agron.ntu.edu.tw/main.php?lang=en&Trad2Simp=n