Insect Pathology V1

Insect Pathology V1

An Advanced Treatise

1st Edition - January 1, 1963

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  • Editor: Edward Steinhaus
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323143523

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Insect Pathology: An Advanced Treatise, Volume 1 reviews some of the principal developments in insect pathology as well as the major research trends in the field. This book is concerned with non-infectious diseases, microbiota of healthy insects, immunity, physiopathology, predisposition to disease, virus diseases, and rickettsial diseases. Organized into 17 chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the nature and scope of insect pathology as a distinct branch of entomology, as well as the challenges involved in the study of insect diseases and some of the principal applications of insect pathology in agriculture, medicine, and general biology. The next chapters introduce the reader to the physical factors that cause injury/harm to insects; the pathological changes induced in insects by chemicals used as insecticides; and insect nutrition and nutritional diseases. The book discusses other diseases in insects, including genetic diseases, tumors, granuloses, rickettsiae, and rickettsioses. This book is a valuable resource for entomologists.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors



    I. Definition and Scope

    II. Relation of Insect Pathology to Its Applications

    III. The Suppression of Disease in Insects

    IV. Some Historical Landmarks

    V. Challenges of Insect Pathology


    Physical Injuries

    I. Introduction

    II. Physical Agents that Cause Injury

    III. Conclusions


    Chemical Injuries

    I. Nerve Poisons

    II. Tissue Poisons


    Nutritional Diseases

    I. Introduction

    II. Insect Nutrition

    III. Nutritional Diseases: Causes and Symptoms

    IV. Discussion

    V. Conclusions


    Genetic Diseases and Aberrations

    I. Introduction

    II. Genetic and Cytological Terms and Symbols

    III. Genetic Pathology

    IV. The Occurrence of Genetic Diseases in Populations of "Wild" Insects

    V. Genetic Diseases in Laboratory Breeding

    VI. Conclusion



    I. Introduction

    II. Naturally Occurring Tumors

    III. Hereditary Tumors in Drosophila

    IV. Experimentally Induced Tumors

    V. Discussion


    The Microorganisms of Healthy Insects

    I. Introduction

    II. The Scope of Relationships between Insects and Microorganisms

    III. Practical Considerations for Workers in Insect Pathology


    Pathogens of Vertebrates and Plants as Pathogens of Their Acarine and Insect Vectors

    I. Introduction

    II. Viruses

    III. Rickettsiae

    IV. Bacteria

    V. Protozoa

    VI. Helminths

    VII. Discussion


    Immunity in Insects

    I. Introduction

    II. Innate or Natural Immunity

    III. Cellular Immunity

    IV. Humoral Immunity

    V. Acquired Immunity

    VI. Trends in Research


    Physiopathology and Histochemistry

    I. Introduction

    II. General Physiopathology

    III. Special Physiopathology and Histochemistry

    IV. Conclusion


    Predispositions and Interrelations in Insect Diseases

    I. Introduction

    II. Historical Aspects

    III. Natural Predisposition

    IV. Influence of Physiological Diseases

    V. Influence of Microbial Diseases

    VI. Simultaneous Diseases

    VII. Conclusion


    The Nature of Infections Caused by Nuclear-Polyhedrosis Viruses

    I. Introduction

    II. Symptomatology and Pathology

    III. Mode of Virus Multiplication

    IV. Cross Infection and Double Infection

    V. Susceptibility

    VI. Defense against Nuclear-Polyhedrosis Viruses

    VII. Virulence, Infectivity, and Stability of Viruses

    VIII. Transmission of Virus

    IX. Metabolic Changes in Virus Infection


    The Nature of Nuclear-Polyhedrosis Viruses

    I. Introduction

    II. Definition

    III. Preparation and Purification of Polyhedra and Viruses

    IV. Structure of Polyhedra and Morphology of Viruses

    V. Physicochemical Properties and Chemical Composition of Polyhedra

    VI. Chemical Composition of Virus Particles

    VII. Serological Properties and Relationship of Nuclear-Polyhedron Proteins, Nuclear-Polyhedrosis Viruses, and Insect Hosts

    VIII. Taxonomy of Nuclear-Polyhedrosis Viruses

    IX. List of Nuclear-Polyhedrosis Viruses


    The Cytoplasmic Virus Diseases

    I. Cytoplasmic Polyhedroses

    II. The Tipula Iridescent Virus

    III. Other Types of Noninclusion Viruses


    Induction of Virus Infections

    I. Introduction

    II. Factors That Control the Occurrence of Virus Infections under Natural Conditions

    III. Induction of Virus Diseases by Stressors

    IV. Factors That Control Induction

    V. Mechanism of Induction

    VI. Recapitulation


    Granuloses of Insects

    I. Introduction

    II. Diagnosis

    III. Isolation and Purification of Capsules and Viruses

    IV. Morphology and Size of Capsules and Viruses

    V. Physical Properties and Chemical Composition of Capsules and Viruses

    VI. Serological Properties of Capsule Proteins and Viruses

    VII. Effect of Storage and Temperatures on the Infectivity of Granulosis Viruses

    VIII. Pathology

    IX. Natural and Applied Control of Pests by Granuloses

    X. Taxonomy of Granulosis Viruses


    Rickettsiae and Rickettsioses

    I. Introduction

    II. Diagnosis and Identification

    III. Cytology and Chemical Composition

    IV. Metabolism

    V. Resistance of Rickettsiae

    VI. Preparation and Cultivation

    VII. Pathology

    VIII. Epizootiology


    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 680
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1963
  • Published: January 1, 1963
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323143523

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Edward Steinhaus

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