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Pheromones: Principles and Practices

By: V Nandagopal
336 pages, Tabs, figs
Pheromones: Principles and Practices
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The dependence on synthetic pesticides has increased substantially after the advent of green revolution in India to sustain the increasing demand for food production for the burgeoning population. The un-realistic and injudicious use of synthetic pesticides for the past several years led to the outbreaks of many insect and non-insect pests.

There has been realization on the importance of use of non-synthetic pesticidal approach for managing the pests in general and insects in particular. The spurt of reports from the last one decade on the feasibility of use of biological based plant protection avenues viz., plant products, bio-control agents and pheromones, have opened the scope for the search of more efficient tactics to tackle the pest menace. One of such approaches is to use an efficient pest monitoring system based on the pheromones. The pheromone system is further developed in to a management tool through mass trapping and communication disruption techniques and found productive in many crops. Pheromones for a few of the insect pests have been identified, synthesized and successfully field-tested during the past decade in India. There is yet a lot of scope to work on different aspects of use of pheromone technology for its optimal use. Even in colleges of higher studies, there is not much importance given to basic and applied aspects of the pheromones in agriculture and other allied subjects.

This book "Pheromones: Principles and Practices" has been designed in such a way that a comprehensive syllabus on this subject is conceived and developed for the use of the students of both undergraduate and postgraduate, as well as for those engaged in the basic and applied research and field application of the pheromones. This book encompasses all the pheromones of the living species of both animal and plant kingdom details on sources of production, location of glands, method to collect and test for confirmation are given.


Foreword. Preface. Introduction. 1. History of pheromones. 2. Evolution of Pheromones. 3. Basic studies on the pheromones. 4. Mode of pheromone application. 5. Monitoring of insect-pests with pheromones. 6. Mass trapping. 7. Mating disruption: i. Mechanism of mating disruption. ii. Mating disruption technique in the key insect pests. 8. Present status of pheromone research in India. 9. Present status of pheromone research in South and South East Asia. 10. Types of pheromones and their applications. 11. Pheromone and the sexual activity in insects. 12. Location of sex pheromone secretary glands. 13. Pheromones in human. 14. Pheromones in algae and seaweeds. 15. Bio-evaluation. 16. Behavioral studies. 17. Collection, isolation and synthesis of pheromones. 18. Pheromone traps and delivery system. 19. Lures and lures maintenance. 20. Policy matters and researchable issues. 21. Quality control pheromones. 22. Pheromones in IPM. 23. Pheromone industry. References.

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Anand Prakash (b.1942) has taught English Literature in Hans Raj College, Delhi since 1966. Topics on which he has written include contemporary Indo-English Poetry; Brecht's Theory of Drama; The Novels of Mulk Raj Anand; Robert Bolt's A man for All Seasons; Perestroika and literary Theory; Beckett's Waiting for Godot and Leon Trotsky's Literary Thought. He has commented extensively on fictional trends in Hindi Literature. His columns in different periodicals and journals are read with Keen interest. He has been editorially associated with a number a of journals in English and Hindi. His Hindi translation of Georg Lukacs's The Theory of the Novel was published by Macmillan, India in 1981 under the title " Upanyasa Ka Siddhanta. " Recently he has edited a volume ( along with two other scholars ) entitled Indian Response to Nineteenth Century Literature under the series OURSTORY planned by Academic Foundation. Anand Prakash's new book Wuthering Heights : An Interpretation ( Academic Foundation, 1993 ) has earned appreciation from serious students of English Literature. A creative writer, he has published shot stories, a play and a collection of poems in Hindi. Anand Prakash has played an active part in campaigns against communalism, war and violations of academic and political rights.
By: V Nandagopal
336 pages, Tabs, figs
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