Crop Protection

Crop Protection

1st Edition - September 19, 2018

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  • Editor: Guy Smagghe
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128150795
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128150801

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Crop Protection, Volume 55, the latest release in the Advances in Insect Physiology series, highlights new advances in the field, with this new volume presenting interesting chapters on RNAi Plus, where microbes enhance RNAi: Mechanism and Applications, Symbionts in whiteflies, miRNAs from the microbiome as drivers in the insect, a critical view on insect microbiome data analysis and interpretation, Insect-microbe interactions and transmission as shaped by future climate changes, Intestinal bacteria of the German cockroach and its interaction with entomopathogenic fungus, and Beyond Baculovirus: Alternative biotechnological platforms and pest control based on insect viruses.

Key Features

  • Provides the authority and expertise of leading contributors from an international board of authors
  • Presents the latest release in the Advances in Insect Physiology series
  • Updated release includes the latest information on crop protection


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Table of Contents

  • 1. Rethink RNAi in Insect Pest Control: Challenges and Perspectives
    Jinzhi Niu, Clauvis Nji Tizi Taning, Olivier Christiaens, Guy Smagghe and Jinjun Wang
    2. microRNAs as Regulators of Insect Host–Pathogen Interactions and Immunity
    Sassan Asgari
    3. The Honeybee Queen: The Implications of Eusociality on Parasite-Mediated Competition
    Ivan Meeus and Guy Smagghe
    4. The Potential Control Strategies Based on the Interaction Between Indoor Cockroaches and Their Symbionts in China
    Xian Cuis Zhang and Fan Zhang
    5. Beyond Baculoviruses: Additional Biotechnological Platforms Based on Insect RNA Viruses
    Yongchao Zhao, Jingchen Sun, Vassiliki Labropoulou and Luc Swevers
    6. Emerging RNA Suppression Technologies to Protect Citrus Trees From Citrus Greening Disease Bacteria
    Wayne B. Hunter and Xiomara H. Sinisterra-Hunter
    7. Screening, Efficacy and Mechanisms of Microbial Control Agents Against Sucking Pest Insects as Thrips
    Shengyong Wu, Liangde Tang, Feng Fang, Donggang Li, Xin Yuan, Zhongren Lei and Yulin Gao

Product details

  • No. of pages: 231
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2018
  • Published: September 19, 2018
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128150795
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128150801

About the Serial Volume Editor

Guy Smagghe

Dr. Guy Smagghe teaches at the Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

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Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

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