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New Horizons in Insect Science: Towards Sustainable Integrated Pest Management

The book features a novel treatment of pest management practice that draws analogies with human medicine
It offers an ecological approach that discusses pest management topics as aspects of applied ecology, and presents solutions to pest problems with regard to environmental quality, profitability, and durability
Presents examples of successful insect pest management programs in the context of diverse commodities

By: Akshay Kumar Chakravarthy (Editor)

449 pages, 42 colour & 41 b/w illustrations, 139 tables

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Apr 2015 | #217466 | ISBN-13: 9788132220886
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About this book

Insect science is fast changing as insects are evolving to a plethora of newer chemical molecules, climate change, management tactics and transformation of the landscapes. Through the International Conference, the editors have attempted to gather together newer aspects of Insect Sciences like Insect Taxonomy, DNA Barcoding, Physiology, Toxicology, Vectors and their Management, Molecular Biology, RNA interference in Pest Management, Semiochemicals and Pest Management using Host Plant Resistance and Biological Control appropriated especially for the developing world. Both basic and applied aspects of insect science have been included to stimulate comprehensive studies on insect science.

New Horizons in Insect Science not only deals with insect science but also environmental and ecological aspects in the hope that the book will be of immense use to students, researchers, extension workers, planners, administrators, farmers and other end users. The Chapters on diversified aspects of Insect Science are contributed by leading scientists for the coming 21st century in which entomology is witnessing a dramatic advancement in management of pests through in-depth investigations. The dimensions of Insect Science covered in the book are pest management approaches that can be adopted worldwide with ascent on sustainability.


Contents

Section I - Insect Taxonomy
1. Insect Taxonomy - Basic to Barcoding
2. DNA Barcoding for Identification of Agriculturally Important Insects

Section II - Insect Physiology
3. Changes in body melanisation and not body size affect mating success in Drosophila immigrans
4. Do Size and Age of Female Trichopria sp. Influence Longevity, Reproductive Performance and Sex Ratio?
5. Impact of Adult Size and Sib, Conspecific and Random Mating in Trichopria Sp. on Progeny Production and Sex Ratio
6. Importance of Formic Acid in Ethological States of Oecophylla smaragdina (Fabricius)
7. Identification of Gut Bacterial Community and the Impact of Bacteria Added Adult Diets on the Ovariole Number of the Pumpkin Fruit Fly, Bactrocera tau (Walker) (Diptera: Tephritidae)
8. Metabolites of Pseudomonads: A New Avenue of Plant Health Management
9. Chitinase Expressed as an Inducible Trait in Pseudomonas aeruginosa P-15
10. Insect Resistance to Bt Transgenic Crops and its Management

Section III - Insect Toxicology
11. Carboxylesterase and Glutathione-S-Transferase Quantification Mediating Resistance in Populations of Rice Leaf Folder, Cnaphalocrocis medinalis (Guenee)
12. Bioassay of Rongbao (Active Ingredients of Calcium Cyanamide) against Housefly Maggots
13. Nanomaterials: A review of their action and application in pest management and evaluation of DNA tagged particles
14. Fumigant Toxicity of Essential Oil from Nutmeg Seeds (Myristica fragrans Houtt.) (MF, Myristicaceae) against Cowpea Weevil, Callosobruchus maculatus F. (Coleoptera : Bruchidae)

Section IV - Insect Vectors
15. Identification of Putative Vectors of Weligama Coconut Leaf Wilt Disease in Sri Lanka
16. Plant Virus Disease Spread through Insect Vectors and their Management
17. Vectors of Plant Viruses of Crop Plants in South East Asia

Section V - Insect Molecular Biology
18. Molecular Approaches for the Improvement of Bacillus thuringiensis against Pests
19. Diapause Related Gene Expression in Eggs of Multivoltine Bombyx mori L. Silkworm Races
20. Role of RNA interference in Pest Management
21. Molecular characterization and Management of shoot and fruit borer Conogethes punctiferalis Guenee (Crambidae: Lepidoptera) Populations infesting Cardamom, Castor and other hosts

Section VI - Insect Semiochemicals
22. Use of Insect Pheromones in Vegetable Pest Management: Successes and Struggles
23. Glimpses of Semiochemical Research applications in Indian Horticulture: Present Status and Future Perspectives

Section VII - Insect Pest Management: Using Host Plant Resistance, Biological Control
24. Impact of Gall Midge, Orseolia oryzae (Wood-Mason) Infestation on total Phenols, Proline and Indole Acetic Acid in Paddy (Oryza sativa Linn.) Genotypes
25. Antixenosis and Antibiosis Component of Rice Resistance to Asian Rice Gall midge, Orseolia oryzae (Wood-Mason)
26. Integrated Management of Insect-induced Reddening in Bt Cotton Hybrids
27. Inducing Resistance in Sesamum Accessions against Shoot Webber and Capsule Borer, Antigastra catalaunalis Duponchel through Mutation Breeding
28. Redesigning Research on Crop Resistance to Insects: Experiences with Tomato
29. Role of parasitoids and predators in management of insect pests
30. Development, characterization and field assessment of multiple insecticides and high temperature tolerant strain of an egg parasitoid, Trichogramma chilonis Ishii against crop pests
31. Reproductive Alterations by Wolbachia in the Braconid Cotesia vestalis (Haliday)
32. Influence of Herbivores on the Biology of Chrysoperla carnea Stephens
33. Status and Management of Three Major Insect Pests of Coconut in the Tropics and Subtropics
34. Area-wide Integrated Pest Management in Pigeonpea
35. Sustainable management of Tea mosquito bug Helopeltis antonii Signoret (Miridae:Hemiptera) on Cashew
36. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for Reducing Pesticide Residues in Crops and Natural Resources
37. Biological Consequences of Climate Change on Arthropod Biodiversity and Pest Management
38. Temperature-Based Phenology Modeling and GIS-Based Risk Mapping: A Tool for Forecasting Potential Changes in the Abundance of Mealybug Phenacoccus solenopsis Tinsley (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae)


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Biography

Dr. A. K. Chakravarthy is the Professor, University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK, Bangalore. With over three decades of experience of teaching, research and extension, Dr. Chakravarthy has been the investigator for over 30 research projects and has guided more than 20 students for post graduation. A Ph.D. from Punjab Agricultural University and Fellow from IARI, New Delhi. He is a member of several National and International scientific academia, an advisor, a panelist, a referee, reviewer, editor and is associated with publication of thirty national and international journals worldwide. A field oriented, widely travelled biologist, he is actively working on novel approaches in Integrated Pest Management, Host Plant Interaction, Vertebrate Pest Management, Biodiversity and environmental conservation issues.

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