Biochemical and Molecular Mechanisms of Plant Response to Attack Arthropods Pests

A Stream on “Biochemical and Molecular Mechanisms of Plant Response to Attack of Arthropods Pests”
as part of the 11th Annual International Symposium on Agricultural Research
16-19 July 2018, Athens, Greece
sponsored by the Athens Journal of Sciences

The Agriculture Unit of ATINER is organizing a Stream on “Biochemical and Molecular Mechanisms of Plant Response to of Attack Arthropods Pests” as part of the 11th Annual International Symposium on Agricultural Research, 16-19 July 2018, Athens, Greece sponsored by the Athens Journal of Sciences.

The selection and acceptance of the host plants by the pests is conditioned by a succession of the following stimuli. The colour of plants resulted from content of dyes, affects considerable distances. At a shorter distance, the fragrance stimuli are conditioned by the presence of specific volatile compounds. Such biomolecules may also induce indirect defence mechanisms, attracting natural enemies. In the next stage, herbivores must break down barriers that occur on the surface of plant organs, among others with the presence of epicuticular waxes. After overcoming these barriers, arthropods assess the nutrient resources and/or the presence of antifeedants and toxins. As a result, the course of interaction between herbivores and/or their host plants is the result of the interaction of many plant biomolecules with diverse structures and properties.

In addition, plants have induced resistance mechanisms. It involves responding to threats from herbivorous arthropods, by activating appropriate biochemical and molecular defence mechanisms, including local hypersensitive response (HR) and systemic defence mainly dependent on the salicylate signalling pathway (SAR) or the jasmonate and ethylene signalling pathways (ISR).

The above-outlined issue is currently of interest to many researchers, and the data they acquire in addition to cognitive values ​​is also of application importance. They provide information for rational selection and immunization of plants, which plays a significant role in modern programs of integrated crop protection.

You may participate as presenter of one paper, chair or/and organizer of a session, or observer.

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Special arrangements will be made with a local hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized: A pragmatic symposium (as organized in Ancient Athens but fine tuned to synchronous ethics), a special one-day educational island tour, a Mycanae and island of Poros visit, an Athens educational walking tour, an one-day visit to Delphi and an ancient Corinth and Cape Sounion visit. Details of the social program are available here.

Please submit an abstract (email only) to:, using the abstract submission form by the 4 June 2018 to Dr. Cezary Sempruch, Associate Professor, Siedlce University of Natural Sciences and Humanities, Poland. Abstracts should include the following: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Affiliation, Current Position, an email address, and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Decisions are reached within 4 weeks.

If you want to participate without presenting a paper, i.e. lead a stream, chair a session, review papers to be included in the conference proceedings or books, contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email  to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER & Honorary Professor, University of Stirling, UK(

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