Insect Pheromones and their Use in Pest Management

By: Philip Howse, Ian Stevens and Owen Jones

369 pages, 50 b/w and 20 line illus

Chapman & Hall

Paperback | Dec 1998 | #27367 | ISBN: 0412444100
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Hardback | Dec 1998 | #65020 | ISBN: 0412804700
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Insect pheromones are considered from three viewpoints: behavioural biology, chemistry and pest control. Topics investigated include the role of insect semiochemicals in communication, the chemical structure and diversity of pheromones and implications for methods of isolation and identification.

Part One Pheromones and behaviours: insect semiochemicals and communication; role of pheromones in insect ecology and behaviour; factors influencing the responses of insects to pheromones; bioassay methods. Part Two: Chemical aspects of pheromones: chemical structure and diversity of pheromones; isolation and structure determination; synthesis of pheromones; structure and species specificity. Part Three Practical applications of pheromones and other semiochemicals: pest monitoring; mass trapping; lure and kill; mating disruption.

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