Insect Control: Biological and Synthetic Agents

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Lawrence I. Gilbert, Sarjeet S. Gill
Academic Press, 2010 M05 28 - 490 páginas

The publication of the extensive 7-volume work Comprehensive Molecular Insect Science provided library customers and their end-users with a complete reference encompassing important developments and achievements in modern insect science, including reviews on the ecdysone receptor, lipocalins, and bacterial toxins. One of the most popular areas in entomology is control, and this derivative work, Insect Control, taps into a previously unapproached market – the end user who desires to purchase a comprehensive yet affordable work on important aspects of this topic. Contents will include timeless articles covering insect growth- and development-disrupting insecticides, mechanisms and use of Bacillus thuringiensis, biology and genomics of polydnaviruses, pheromones: function and use in insect control, and more. New summaries for each chapter will give an overview of developments in the related article since its original publication.

  • Articles selected by the known and respected editor-in-chief and co-editor of the original MRW
  • The articles are classic reviews offering broad coverage of essential topics in insect control, with special addenda including author notes on the chapter since its original publication
  • Introduction by the editors puts the selected body of work in context for this volume, highlighting the need for entomologists and related researchers to have these reviews in their personal collection
 

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Chapter 1 Pyrethroids
1
Pyrethroid Insecticides and Resistance Mechanisms
30
Chemistry Physiology and Biology in Insects
35
Indoxacarb and the Sodium Channel Blockers Chemistry Physiology and Biology in Insects
58
Chapter 3 Neonicotinoid Insecticides
61
The Neonicotinoid Insecticides
114
Chapter 4 Insect Growth and DevelopmentDisrupting Insecticides
121
Recent Progress on Mode of Action of 20Hydroxyecdysone Juvenile Hormone JH NonSteroidal Ecdysone Agonist and
182
Bacillus thuringiensis with Resistance Mechanisms
278
Toxins Genetics Mode of Action Use and Resistance Mechanisms
283
Bacillus sphaericus Taxonomy and Genetics
308
Chapter 9 Insecticidal Toxins from Photorhabdus and Xenorhabdus
313
Recent Advances in Photorhabdus Toxins
328
Chapter 10 Genetically Modified Baculoviruses for Pest Insect Control
331
Genetically Modified Baculoviruses for Pest Insect Control
383
Chapter 11 Entomopathogenic Fungi and their Role in Regulation of Insect Populations
387

Chapter 5 Azadirachtin a Natural Product in Insect Control
185
Azadirachtin A Natural Product in Insect Control An Update
204
Chemistry Biochemistry Mode of Action and Resistance
207
The Spinosyns
244
Mechanisms and Use
247
Entomopathogenic Fungi and Their Role in Regulation of Insect Populations 20042009
433
Chapter 12 Insect Transformation for Use in Control
439
Insect Transformation for Use in Control
447
Subject Index
451
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Sarjeet S. Gill is Professor of Cell Biology in the Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience at the University of California, Riverside, and Entomologist in the Agricultural Experimental Station on the same campus. His research interests are in biochemistry, molecular biology and insect toxicology, with a focus on mechanisms of bacterial and viral pathogenesis, and the role of the midgut and Malpighian tubules in insect homeostasis. Dr. Gill's research also employs the use of whole genome tools to analyze gene function. His research has been continually funded through the NIH and USDA, he continues to serve on national and international committees related to his research interests, and is an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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