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Eriophyoid Mites: Progress and Prognoses

By: Edward A Ueckermann(Editor)

316 pages, 40 b/w illustrations


Paperback | Oct 2014 | #221683 | ISBN-13: 9789400793347
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Hardback | Jun 2010 | #188653 | ISBN-13: 9789048195619
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This collection of 14 papers comprises primary research articles and literature reviews, presenting a broad overview of the developments in about all possible aspects of members of the plant parasitic superfamily Eriophyoidea. It deals with their DNA, species interactions, quarantine importance, host specificity, potential as biological control agents of weeds, chemical control, behaviour, their role in fungal pathogen epidemiology, influence in forests and on ornamentals, collecting and mounting techniques and their interaction with crops. Eriophyoids are notorious for the deformities, like, galls, erinea, leaf-rolls and rust, they can produce while feeding on their plant hosts. However, they can also act as vectors of viral diseases or are vagrants, mainly responsible for rust symptoms. Therefore the Eriophyoidea includes many economical important species responsible for great losses to crop production in greenhouses, agriculture and forests. Their minuteness and ability to produce their own hide-outs (deformities) complicate their control. However, they also have a beneficial side, as control agents of weeds. Almost every plant housed at least one eriophyoid species or even two or more and therefore there are still thousands of new species to be discovered.


- Preface; E.A. Ueckermann
- What's "cool" on eriophyoid mites? Enrico de Lillo and Anna Skoracka
- Behavioural studies on eriophyoid mites: an overview; Katarzyna Michalska, Anna Skoracka, Denise Navia and James W. Amrine
- Plant–eriophyoid mite interactions: cellular biochemistry and metabolic responses induced in mite-injured plants, Part I; Radmila Petanović and Malgorzata Kielkiewicz
- Plant–eriophyoid mite interactions: specific and unspecific morphological alterations, Part II; Radmila Petanović and Malgorzata Kielkiewicz
- Host-plant specificity and specialization in eriophyoid mites and their importance for the use of eriophyoid mites as biocontrol agents of weeds; Anna Skoracka, Lincoln Smith, George Oldfield, Massimo Cristofaro and James W. Amrine
- Effectiveness of eriophyid mites for biological control of weedy plants and challenges for future research; L. Smith, E. de Lillo and J. W. Amrine
- The impact of eriophyoids on crops: recent issues on Aculus schlechtendali, Calepitrimerus vitis and Aculops lycopersici; C. Duso, M. Castagnoli, S. Simoni and G. Angeli
- An insight into some relevant aspects concerning eriophyoid mites inhabiting forests, ornamental trees and shrubs; Marisa Castagnoli, Mariusz Lewandowski, Gabriel S. Łabanowski, Sauro Simoni and Grażyna M. Soika
- The role of eriophyoids in fungal pathogen epidemiology, mere association or true interaction? Efrat Gamliel-Atinsky, Stanley Freeman, Marcel Maymon, Eduard Belausov, Ronald Ochoa, Gary Bauchan, Anna Skoracka, Jorge Pena and Eric Palevsky
- The control of eriophyoid mites: state of the art and future challenges; Thomas Van Leeuwen, Johan Witters, Ralf Nauen, Carlo Duso and Luc Tirry
- Adventive eriophyoid mites: a global review of their impact, pathways, prevention and challenges; Denise Navia, Ronald Ochoa, Cal Welbourn and Francisco Ferragut
- DNA-based methods for eriophyoid mite studies: review, critical aspects, prospects and challenges; Maria Navajas and Denise Navia
- Collection and detection of eriophyoid mites; R. Monfreda, M. Lekveishvili, R. Petanović and J. W. Amrine
- Recommended procedures and techniques for morphological studies of Eriophyoidea (Acari: Prostigmata); E. de Lillo, C. Craemer, J. W. Amrine and G. Nuzzaci

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