Seminar on Plant Defenses

Stefanie Galgon smg4 at DANA.UCC.NAU.EDU
Thu Jul 15 16:05:44 EST 1999

Some interesting refs:

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Hope this helps.


Stefanie Galgon			lab/message: (520) 523-7735
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On Thu, 15 Jul 1999 mmphillips at wrote:

> I'm looking for suggestions for papers on plant defenses (especially chemical
> defenses) for a seminar course.
> Our Biology Senior Seminar is a capstone course where the goals are for students
> to continue development of their library research skills, critical thinking in
> the use of the scientific literature, skills in oral presentation, and writing
> skills through informal writing assignments and multiple drafts of formal
> writing.   The biology faculty rotate through the course and each faculty member
> generally chooses an overall topic of interest to them or within their area of
> expertise.  Within the topic guidelines set by the particular faculty member,
> the students choose a topic of their own interest and write a review paper.
> This fall it's my turn and I have chosen the overall topic of "Issues in Plant
> Defenses."   I see this as a way to have students take a somewhat botanical and
> ecological perspective (since I am a plant ecologist), but should also allow the
> student with a human health focus (which is the majority of our students, it
> seems) to go off on a tangent of interest to them.
> I'm looking for a few papers to have all the students read that will help to
> define the topic for them and show them the different directions they can take.
> I want to start off with a review article on plant defenses.  There's one in the
> Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics that's fairly recent and should work (I
> just don't have a copy of it yet to know for sure).    Then I want to find a
> research paper showing the defensive properties of a chemical that humans ingest
> --something that illustrates that a substance we take in for fun, medicine, etc.
> is acting as an anti-herbivore defense in nature.    I haven't started  looking
> yet.  Do any of you have any suggestions?    I'd also like to have something
> with more of an environmental focus, such as on the possible effects of
> genetically engineering plant crops to contain anti-herbivore compounds that
> they never had before.   I've read newspaper accounts of the possible effect of
> corn with the Bt (is that it?) gene on  butterflies, but have yet to find a
> primary research reference on the topic.
> Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks ahead of time for any help
> Martha Phillips
> Biology Dept.
> The College of St. Catherine
> St. Paul, MN

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