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Insect Pathogens: Molecular Approaches and Techniques

Handbook / Manual

Edited By: Patricia S Stock, John Vandenberg, Itamar Glaser and Noel Boemare

417 pages, 52 b/w photos and illustrations, tables

CABI Publishing

Hardback | Mar 2009 | #179806 | ISBN-13: 9781845934781
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NHBS Price: £99.99 $126/€119 approx

About this book

Investigation of insect pathogens is vital to the understanding of biocontrol and insect management within an ecosystem. Faster and more accurate methods of identification and diagnosis have become possible with the implementation of molecular techniques.

Advances in genomics and genetic engineering make this manual the most up to date handbook on insect pathogens, with the latest information on methods used to unravel the genomes of pathogens. The volume is divided into four sections: Identification and Diagnostics, Evolutionary Relationships and Population Genetics, Genomics, and Genetic Engineering. It is essential reading for those studying and researching at the forefront of molecular science and biological pest management.


Contents

Section 1: Identification and Diagnostics
1. Protozoa
2. Viruses
3. Fungi
4. Nematodes
5. Bacteria

Section 2 : Phylogeny and Population Genetics Studies
6. Bacteria
7. Viruses
8. Fungi
9. Nematodes

Section 3: Host-Pathogen Interactions
10. Protozoa
11. Viruses
12. Fungi
13. Nematodes
14. Bacteria

Section 4: Genomics and Strain Improvement
15. Bacteria
16. Nematode Symbiotic Bacteria
17. Viruses
18. Fungi
19. Nematodes

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