Manual of Techniques in Insect Pathology

Edited by

  • Lawrence Lacey, IP Consulting International, Yakima, WA, USA

Edited by

  • Lawrence Lacey, IP Consulting International, Yakima, WA, USA

Biological Techniques is a series of volumes aimed at introducing to a wide audience the latest advances in methodology. The pitfalls and problems of new techniques are given due consideration, as are those small but vital details not always explicit in the methods sections of journal papers.In recent years, most biological laboratories have been invaded by computers and a wealth of new DNA technology and this will be reflected in many of the titles appearing in the series.The books will be of value to advances researches and graduate students seeking to learn and apply new techniques, and will be useful to teachers of advanced undergraduate courses involving practical or project work.This manual describes the broad array of techniques that are used in insect pathology. It will provide biologists, insect pathologists, entomologists, and those interested in biological control, with the necessary information to work on a variety of pathogen groups.This book will be an essential laboratory reference for insect pathologists.
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Book information

  • Published: February 1997
  • Imprint: ACADEMIC PRESS
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-432555-5


Table of Contents

Initial Handling and Diagnosis of Diseased Insects. Virus, Bacteria. Protozoa. Fungi. Nematodes. Pathogenicity and Infectivity of Entomopathogens in Mammals. Complementary Techniques--Preparation of Entomopathogens and Diseased Specimens for More Detailed Study.