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Management of Nematode and Insect-Borne Plant Diseases

Edited By: G Saxena and KG Mukerji

290 pages, Figs

Haworth Press

Paperback | Dec 2007 | #170426 | ISBN-13: 9781560221357
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This book examines the various aspects of disease control from an international perspective. Leading academics and researchers around the world address the microbial control of insect pests, the use of nematophagous fungi and biofumigation in the control of plant-parasitic nematodes, the use of genetically manipulated microbes, and the biology and control of vectors.

Management of Nematode and Insect-Borne Diseases provides detailed descriptions of the management of diseases caused by insects and by plant-parasitic nematodes. This unique book includes in-depth examinations of the use of arthropod microbial control agents; the biology and control of bacteria; the use of living and synthetic mulches; the genetic transformation of microbial control agents; the integrated use of different control options; the use of nematophagus fungi as a control agent; the use of biofumigation; potato early dying complex; host/plant resistance; and RNAi silencing. Each chapter is written by an experienced scientist in that specific field to produce a single reference resource.


About the Editors Contributors Preface Chapter 1. Microbial Control of Insect Pests of Tree Fruit (Steven P. Arthurs and Lawrence A. Lacey) Introduction Overview of Microbial Control in Tree Fruit Orchards Coleoptera Homoptera Lepidoptera Other Arthropods Future Prospects Chapter 2. Biology and Control of Vectors of Xylella fastidiosa in Fruit and Nut Crops (J. D. Dutcher and G. W. Krewer) Introduction Resources Biology Cultural Control Chemical Control Biological Control Integrated Management Chapter 3. Synthetic and Living Mulches for Control of Homopteran Pests and Diseases in Vegetables (Oscar E. Liburd and Daniel L. Frank) Introduction Aphids Silverleaf Whiteflies Aphid and Whitefly Diseases Management of Aphids and Whiteflies Economics Chapter 4. The Potential of Genetically Enhancing the Microbial Control of Insect and Plant Disease Pests (Wayne A. Gardner, Maria Nenmaura Gomes Pessoa, and Ericka Scocco) Introduction Entomopathogens Biocontrol Agents for Plant Diseases Transgenic Plants Expressing Bacillus thuringiensis Toxins Conclusion Chapter 5. Control and Management of Plant Parasitic Nematodes (Franco Lamberti, Nicola Greco, and Alberto Troccoli) Introduction Known Plant-Parasitic Nematodes Factors Affecting Selection of Control Methods Future Trends Chapter 6. Nematophagous Fungi As Biocontrol Agents of Plant-Parasitic Nematodes (Geeta Saxena) Introduction Nematophagous Fungi Predatory Fungi As Biocontrol agents Endoparasites As Biocontrol Agents Parasites of Cyst Nematodes As Biocontrol Agents Parasites of Root-Knot Nematodes As Biocontrol Agents Integrated Nematode Management Molecular Approaches Conclusion Chapters 7. Biofumigation to Manage Plant-Parasitic Nematodes (Antoon Ploeg, Jos -Antonio L pez-P rez, and Antonio Bello) Introduction Mechanism Studies Involving Nematodes Conclusion and Outlook Chapter 8. Potato Early Dying Complex: Key Factors and Management Practices (Nandita Selvanathan) Introduction Symptoms Role of Biotic Factors in Disease Development Environmental Factors Control/Management Factors Future Prospects Chapter 9. Nematode Resistance in Vegetable Crops (Philip A. Roberts) Introduction Vegetable Crops Major Nematode Pests Strategies for Breeding Resistant Cultivars Examples of Resistance in Vegetable Crops Resistance in Nematode Management Programs Chapter 10. RNAi: A Novel Approach to the Management of Insect- and Nematode-Borne Diseases (Tony Grace and Ginny Antony) Introduction Historical Background Mechanism of RNAi Biological Functions RNAi for Insect-Vectored Viral Diseases of Plants Genetic Engineering of Plants for Virus Resistance RNAi for Functional Genomics RNAi for Nematode Management Designing Silencing Triggers for RNAi Conclusion Index References

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