Insect PathologyEdited by
- Fernando Vega, Sustainable Perennial Crops Laboratory, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville, MD
- Harry Kaya, University of California, Davis, U.S.A.
The first edition of Tanada and Kayas Insect Pathology is the standard reference in the field for researchers and both undergraduate and graduate students and is well known worldwide among entomologists. However, the field has seen rapid advances in the 20 years since its original publication, and the new edition brings together an essential and updated resource for researchers with 13 chapters edited by Fernando E. Vega and Harry K. Kaya.
Many of these advances involve new insights on ecology as well as phylogenetics and molecular biology of viruses, bacteria, fungi, microsporidia, nematodes, and protists. All these aspects, as well as basic biology, diagnosis, infectious process and pathogenesis, host response, transmission and more, are covered by renowned experts in their respective fields. The second edition of Insect Pathology includes chapters on the history of this discipline, principles of microbial control and epizootiology, diseases of beneficial insects, host resistance, and Wolbachia. This thoroughly illustrated and up-to-date revision will provide insect pathologists, entomologists, microbiologists, mycologists, nematologists, protistologists, ecologists, and practitioners of biological control of insect pests with a solid and much-needed reference.
Entomologists, microbiologists, mycologists, nematologists, protistologists, ecologists, and practitioners of biological control of insect pests; academic faculty and graduate/upper undergraduate students studying in these areas; research directors and laboratory scientists in basic and applied sciences
Hardbound, 508 Pages
Published: February 2012
Imprint: Academic Press
"[N]ominally a second edition of the 1993 text, Insect Pathology by Tanada and Kaya (1993), but differs significantly from this earlier book in scope, organization, content and authorship . The current book is organized into 13 chapters, each authored by very well-chosen experts in their respective fields . To address the enormity and complexity of their subject area, Vega and Kaya, although authoring some chapters on their own, have taken advantage of expertise from an impressive roster of researchers to deal with the broad spectrum of information presented . The book is targeted towards advanced undergraduates and graduate level students, and would provide an excellent basis for insect pathology courses, but would also be an indispensable addition to the library of any researcher interested in insect pathology, entomology, biological control, mycology, virology, bacteriology, protozoology, or nematology."--Society for Invertebrate Pathology Newsletter "19 years after the publication of the 1st edition, the 2nd edition of this text reflects the strides made in the field, and usefully condenses new research and applications into a concise and authoritative text that will benefit a wide range of specialists, including biological control researchers and graduate students. The chapters include discussion of the various pathogens of each insect, their formulation, delivery systems, and resistance, when applicable, with attention to the specific applications on pest insects. Major chapter topics include the history of the field, principles of epizootiology and microbial control, baculoviruses, RNA viruses that infect pest insects, fungal and bacterial entomophathogens, and nematode parasites and entomopathogens. A separate chapter is devoted to diseases of silkworms and bees. "--Reference and Research Book News, August 2012, page 239 "With contributions from several experts, the new version is very well written and reads more smoothly when compared to the previous one. Further, the number of chapters was reduced, but they are better arranged and illustrated. Every chapter is accompanied by a comprehensive list of references. It seems that this treatise will become a strong, indispensable tool for those interested in the field for years to come."--CHOICE, October 2012, Vol. 50, No. 02
Insect Pathology, 2nd ed.Fernando E. Vega and Harry K. Kaya, EditorsForeword
Chapter 1. Scope and Basic Principles of Insect PathologyHarry K. Kaya and Fernando E. VegaChapter 2 - History of Insect Pathology
Elizabeth W. Davidson
Chapter 3 - Principles of Epizootiology and Microbial ControlDavid I. Shapiro-Ilan, Denny Bruck, and Lawrence A. LaceyChapter 4 - Baculoviruses and Other Occluded Insect Viruses
Robert Harrison and Kelli Hoover
Chapter 5 - RNA Viruses Infecting Pest InsectsYan Ping Chen, James J. Becnel, and Steven M. Valles Chapter 6 - Fungal Entomopathogens
Fernando E. Vega, Nicolai V. Meyling, Janet Jennifer Luangsa-ard, and Meredith Blackwell
Chapter 7 - Microsporidian EntomopathogensLeellen F. Solter, James J. Becnel, and David H. OiChapter 8 - Bacterial Entomopathogens
Juan Luis Jurat-Fuentes and Trevor Jackson
Chapter 9 - Wolbachia Infections in Arthropod HostsGrant Hughes and Jason L. RasgonChapter 10 - Protistan Entomopathogens
Carlos E. Lange and Jeffrey C. Lord
Chapter 11 - Nematode Parasites and EntomopathogensEdwin E. Lewis and David J. Clarke Chapter 12 - From Silkworms to Bees: Diseases of Beneficial Insects
Rosalind R. James and Zengzhi Li
Chapter 13 - Physiology and Ecology of Host Defense Against Microbial InvadersJonathan G. Lundgren and Juan Luis Jurat-Fuentes