123 pages, illustrations, tables
Insecticide Resistance: From Mechanisms to Management addresses these topical issues and is based on a Discussion Meeting held at the Royal Society, London, in April 1998. Contributors include scientists from leading research groups in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia. The papers have also been published as an issue of the journal Philosophical Transactions: Biological Sciences, published by the Royal Society. Topics covered include molecular genetics, mechanisms, ecological genetics and management. There is also discussion of the genetically delivered toxicant derived from the insect pathogen Bacillus thuringiensis. Insecticide Resistance: From Mechanisms to Management is essential reading for agricultural, medical and veterinary entomologists concerned with pest management.
"Resistance to insects and other arthropods to chemically-based control strategies is an increasing threat to coping with the expected rapid rise in world population. This in turn also affects the world's fauna as well as ourselves. . . . [T]his book . . . focuses on the attention being currently given to both basic and applied research with reference to preserving biological diversity and increase food production. . . . The papers presented are grouped under two broad headings: Genes and mechanisms and Ecological genetics and management. . . . [T]here appeared to be great optimism that resistance management strategies will be an integral part of future plans of pest control. It was recognized that the mitigation of resistance in arthropod pests was a difficult and complicated task . . . This book has admirably summarized the current knowledge on arthropod resistance to chemicals and shows ways to tackle the problem in the future."--Oriental Insects
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Genes and Mechanisms
- The Evolution of Insecticide Resistance in the Peach-Potato Aphid, Myzus persicae, A L Devonshire, IACR-Rothamsted, Harpenden, UK, et al.
- Why are there so few Resistance-associated Mutations in Insecticide Target Genes? R H ffrench-Constant et al., University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
- The Role of Gene Splicing, Gene Amplification and Regulation in Mosquito Insecticide Resistance, J Hemingway, University of Wales Cardiff, UK, et al.
- Cytochrome P450 Monooxygenases and Insecticide Resistance in Insects, J-B Bergé, INRA, Antibes Cedex, France, et al.
- An Overview of the Evolution of Overproduced Esterases in the Mosquito Culex pipiens, M Raymond et al., Université de Montpellier II, France
- A Genomic Approach to Understanding Heliothis and Helicoverpa Resistance to Chemical and Biological Insecticides, D G Heckel, Clemson University, USA, et al.
- The Influence of the Molecular Basis of Resistance on Insecticide Discovery, M D Broadhurst, Western Research Centre, Richmond, USA
Ecological Genetics and Management
- Predicting Insecticide Resistance: Mutagenesis, Selection and Response, J A McKenzie and P Batterham, University of Melbourne, Australia
- Resistance to Insecticides in Heliothine Lepidoptera: a Global View, A R McCaffery, The University of Reading, UK
- Insect Resistance to Bacillus thuringiensis: Uniform or Diverse? B E Tabashnik, University of Arizona, USA, et al.
- Challenges with Managing Insecticide Resistance in Agricultural Pests, Exemplified by the Whitefly Bemisia tabaci, I Denholm et al.
- Can Anything be done to Maintain the Effectiveness of Pyrethroid-impregnated Bednets Against Malaria Vectors? C F Curtis et al., London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
- Two-toxin Strategies for Management of Insecticidal Transgenic Crops: can Pyramiding Succeed Where Pesticide Mixtures Have Not? R T Roush, University of Adelaide, Australia
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