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Insect Pathology V2 - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123956033, 9780323143172

Insect Pathology V2

1st Edition

An Advanced Treatise

Editor: Edward Steinhaus
eBook ISBN: 9780323143172
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1963
Page Count: 704
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Insect Pathology: An Advanced Treatise, Volume 2 reviews the significant progress that has been made in insect pathology, as well as the major research trends in the field. This book is concerned with bacterial, fungus, protozoan, and parasitic diseases, along with the epizootiology of infectious diseases, diagnosis, methodology, and microbial control. Organized into 17 chapters, this volume begins with a brief consideration of the taxonomy of entomogenous bacteria, including common problems of bacterial taxonomy as a whole. The book then discusses diseases caused by certain spore-forming bacteria, such as clostridial pathogens and pathogens of the genus Bacillus. The text also explains milky diseases and their development within the insect host; nonsporulating bacterial pathogens that cause diseases in insects; and infections caused by Coelomomyces and Entomophthorales. The book also introduces the reader to insect diseases caused by hyphomycetous Fungi Imperfecti (Deuteromycetes) not usually associated in nature with a perfect stage, diseases associated with Cordyceps, and infections attributed to parasites belonging to the group Sporozoa. This book is essential reading for entomologists.

Table of Contents



The Taxonomy of Entomogenous Bacteria

I. Introduction

II. Outline of the History of the Taxonomy of Entomogenous Bacteria

III. Possible Criteria to Be Used in Taxonomy

IV. The Recent State of the Taxonomy of Entomogenous Bacteria

V. The Taxonomy of Entomogenous Bacteria in the Future


Diseases Caused by Certain Sporeforming Bacteria

I. Introduction

II. Pathogens of the Genus Bacillus

III. The Clostridial Pathogens

IV. Concluding Remarks


The Milky Diseases

I. Introduction

II. Development of Disease in the Field

III. Development within the Insect Host

IV. Host Range

V. Artificial Culture Studies

VI. Concluding Remarks US


Nonsporulating Bacterial Pathogens

I. Introduction

II. Obligate Pathogens

III. Potential Pathogens

IV. Facultative Pathogens

V. Pathogens of Doubtful Status

VI. Future Investigations


Coelomomyces Infections

I. Introduction

II. Insects and Fungi Involved in Coelomomyces Infections

III . Geographical Distribution, Habitats, Seasonal Occurrence, and Recognition of Infected Larvae

IV. Development of the Fungus within the Host

V. Germination of Sporangia

VI. Laboratory and Field Infection of Mosquito Larvae

VII. Microbial Control of Mosquitoes by Coelomomyces

VIII. Conclusions


Entomophthorales Infections

I. Introduction

II. The Genus Entomophthora Fresenius

III. The Genus Massospora Peck


Diseases Caused by Hyphomycetous Fungi

I. Introduction

II. The Pathogens

III. Modes of Parasitism

IV. Infection

V. Colonization of the Infected Insect

VI. Symptom Production

VII. Death of the Diseased Insect

VIII. Postmortem Behavior of the Fungus

IX. Natural Life Cycle of the Pathogen

X. Opposition to Fungal Invasion

XI. Host Specificity of the Pathogen

XII. Physiological Characteristics of the Pathogen

XIII. Role of Stress in the Incidence of Mycoses

XIV. Conclusion


Cordyceps Infections

I. Introduction

II. Taxonomy

III . Morphology

IV. Physiology

V. Pathogenesis

VI. Discussion


Sporozoan Infections

I. Introduction

II. Sporozoa as Insect Pathogens


Infections Caused by Protozoa Other Than Sporozoa

I. Introduction

II. Mastigophora (Flagellata)

III. Sarcodina

IV. Ciliophora


Nematode Infections

I. Introduction

II. Types of Insect-Nematode Associations

III. Nematode Identification

IV. Nematode Taxonomy, Life Cycles, and Habits

V. Parasitic Adaptations of the Nematodes

VI. Host Reactions

VII. Nematodes as Vectors of Insect Diseases

VIII. Host-Parasite Population Interaction

IX. Physiology and Culture of Entomophilic Nematodes

X. Evolutionary Considerations


Pathologies Caused by Insect Parasites

I. Introduction

II. Venom of Parasitic Hymenoptera

III. Pathologies Associated with Parasite Eggs and Embryos

IV. Pathologies Associated with Parasite Larvae

V. Pathologies Associated with Parasite Pupae

VI. Pathologies Associated with Parasite Adults

VII. Pathologies of Host Tissues and Organs


Epizootiology of Infectious Diseases

I. Introduction

II. Pathogen Population

III. Methods of Transmission

IV. Host Population

V. Environmental Factors

VI. Bacterial Diseases

VII. Virus Diseases

VIII. Rickettsial Diseases

IX. Fungus Diseases

X. Protozoan Diseases

XI. Nematode Diseases

XII. Concluding Remarks


Microbial Control

I. Introduction

II. General Considerations

III. Methods of Utilization of Insect Pathogens

IV. Practical Use of Entomogenous Microorganisms

V. Notes on Microbial Control Development


Commercial Production of Insect Pathogens

I. Introduction

II. Production

III. Research

IV. Development

V. Process Engineering

VI. Continuing Responsibilities


Background for the Diagnosis of Insect Diseases

I. Introduction

II. Orientation, Terminology, and Definitions

III. Steps in Diagnosis


Techniques in Insect Pathology

I. Introduction

II. The Isolation, Purification, and Culture of Insect Pathogens

III. The Infection of the Host

IV. The Examination of Insect and Pathogen

V. Concluding Remarks


Author Index

Subject Index


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