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Advances in Microbial Control of Insect Pests

Edited By: Rajeev K Upadhyay

Kluwer Academic Publishers

Hardback | Dec 2002 | #135858 | ISBN: 0306474913
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This book describes new approaches in insect pest management using entomopathogenic microbes (bacteria, viruses, fungi, nematodes) and includes details of the molecular biology, genetic engineering, exploitation, management and mathematical models of biocontrol. It will be of interest to post-graduate students, research fellows and all those working in insect pest management.


Aminopeptidase N as a Receptor for Bacillus thuringiensi Cry Toxins.- Molecular Biology of Bacillus thuringiensis.- Bacillus sphaericus: Mechanism and Application as a Mosquito-Larvicide.- Insect Pest Resistant Transgenic Crops.- Molecular Biology of Insect Viruses.- Genetic Enhancement of Baculovirus Insecticides.- Baculovirus Genomics: A Resource for Biocontrol.- Entomopathogenic Fungi as Potential Biocontrol Agents for Tsetse Flies.- Metarhizium anisopliae: An Effective Biological Control Agent for the Management of Thrips in Horti- and Floriculture in Africa.- Fungi for Biological Control of Brassica Root Flies, Delia radicum, and Delia floralis.- Use of Entomopathogenic Fungi in Latin America.- Microbial Control of Insect Pests with Entomopathogenic Fungi in China: A Decade's Progress in Research and Utilization.- Use of Entomopathogenic Nematode (EPANs) in Biological Control.- Entomopathogenic Nematodes for the Control of Crop Pests.- Genetic Improvement of Entomopathogenic Nematodes for Insect Biocontrol.- Mathematical Models of Insect Pest Control.- Index.

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