CQU7005 – CHEMICAL ECOLOGY

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LEVEL: Master and Doctorate

CREDITS: 4

MAIN TOPICS: Definition and classification of semiochemicals. Pheromones and allelochemicals. Chemical mechanisms for controlling intra- and interspecific interactions between living organisms. Identification, isolation, structure elucidation, synthesis and biosynthesis of semiochemicals. Elucidation of receptor systems in organisms. Behavioral, evolutionary and ecological consequences of interactions mediated by chemical signals.

RECOMMENDED LITERATURE:

MULLER-SCHWARZE, D. Chemical Ecology of Vertebrates. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006.

SCHOONHOVEN, L. M.; VAN LOON, J. J. A.; DICKE, M. Insect-Plant Biology. 2nd ed. Oxford: OUP, 2006.

VILELA, E. F.; DELLA LUCIA, T. M. C. Feromônios de Insetos: biologia, química e emprego no manejo de pragas. Viçosa: Imprensa Universitária, 2001.

HOWSE, P.; STEVENS, J. M.; JONES, O. T. Insect Pheromones and their Use in Pest Management. Berlin: Springer, 1998.

WALTERS, D. R. Plant Defense. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.

GULLAN, P. J.; CRANSTON, P. S. The Insects: an Outline of Entomology. 4th ed. Oxford: WileyBlackwell, 2010.

Articles in international scientific journals such as Journal of Chemical Ecology, Chemoecology, Organic Letters, European Journal of Organic Chemistry, Phytochemistry Letters, Ethology, Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society, Tetrahedron Letters, and other journals of interest to the area.