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The Principles of Insect Pathology


By: Drion G Boucias and Jacquelyn C Pendland

537 pages, Illus, tabs, SEMs

Chapman & Hall

Hardback | Dec 1998 | #65159 | ISBN: 041203591X
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A textbook which provides introductory material, extensive presentation of the microbe-insect interaction, and details on the identification, symptomatology, and isolation of insect diseases.

'...the treatment is modern and mainly uses computerized information. The rich compilation of actually used terminology...will help molecular biologists and biochemists understand insect pathology- et vice versa. ...recommend the book as a "door opener" to modern insect pathology provided that it is used in conjunction with a classical text book on insect pathology.' European Journal of Entomology, 97 (2000)


Section I General - historical overview; insect-microbe relationships; introduction to insect pathogens. Section II Pathology of insect diseases - insect viruses; rickettsia and bacteria; mycoplasma and spiroplasma; protozoa and microspora; fungi. Section III insect defense mechanisms - insect immunity. Section IV disease ecology - epizootiology; resistance. Section V Microbial control - conventional microbial control strategics; recombinant microbes and transgenic plants. Section VI specialized techniques in insect pathology - detection and isolation of insect pathogens; diagnosis and characterization of entomopathogens; propagation and bioassay of insect diseases.

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