Insect Pathology V2

Insect Pathology V2

An Advanced Treatise

1st Edition - January 1, 1963

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  • Editor: Edward Steinhaus
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323143172

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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

  • Contributors


    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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  • No. of pages: 704
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1963
  • Published: January 1, 1963
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323143172

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