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Insect Pathology V1 - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123956026, 9780323143523

Insect Pathology V1

1st Edition

An Advanced Treatise

Editor: Edward Steinhaus
eBook ISBN: 9780323143523
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1963
Page Count: 680
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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




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


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