By: Robert A Samson (Author), Harry C Evans (Author), Jean-Paul Latgé (Author)
187 pages, 32 colour & 558 b/w illustrations
Biological insecticides are competing more and more with traditional chemical pesticides. A successful application of natural pathogens requires a better understanding of both fungal and insect ecology and physiology. This Atlas provides a comprehensive overview of these fields and includes the taxonomy of those species of fungi which are proven pathogens. Biotechnological methods for the genetic modification of these natural pathogens resulting in further optimization and the advantages of biological control are discussed.
- Contents: Introduction
- Taxonomy of Entomopathogenic Fungi
- Illustrations of Common Fungal Pathogens
- Fungal Pathogenesis
- Natural Control: Ecology and Biology
- Biological Control: Past, Present and Future
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