Insect Pathology

Insect Pathology

2nd Edition - December 14, 2011

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  • Editors: Fernando Vega, Harry Kaya
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123849854
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123849847

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The first edition of Tanada and Kaya’s Insect Pathology is the standard reference in the field for researchers and both undergraduate and graduate students and is well known worldwide among entomologists. However, the field has seen rapid advances in the 20 years since its original publication, and the new edition brings together an essential and updated resource for researchers with 13 chapters edited by Fernando E. Vega and Harry K. Kaya. Many of these advances involve new insights on ecology as well as phylogenetics and molecular biology of viruses, bacteria, fungi, microsporidia, nematodes, and protists. All these aspects, as well as basic biology, diagnosis, infectious process and pathogenesis, host response, transmission and more, are covered by renowned experts in their respective fields. The second edition of Insect Pathology includes chapters on the history of this discipline, principles of microbial control and epizootiology, diseases of beneficial insects, host resistance, and Wolbachia. This thoroughly illustrated and up-to-date revision will provide insect pathologists, entomologists, microbiologists, mycologists, nematologists, protistologists, ecologists, and practitioners of biological control of insect pests with a solid and much-needed reference.

Key Features

  • Covers all major groups of insect pathogens
  • Includes chapters on the history of insect pathology, principles of microbial control and epizootiology, host resistance, Wolbachia and diseases of beneficial insects
  • Includes contributions from the leading researchers and emerging leaders in their fields

Readership

Entomologists, microbiologists, mycologists, nematologists, protistologists, ecologists, and practitioners of biological control of insect pests; academic faculty and graduate/upper undergraduate students studying in these areas; research directors and laboratory scientists in basic and applied sciences

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1. Scope and Basic Principles of Insect Pathology

    1.1 Introduction

    1.2 Categories of Disease

    1.3 Basic Principles in Insect Pathology

    REFERENCES

    Chapter 2. History of Insect Pathology

    2.1 Introduction

    2.2 Early History of the Discovery of Insect Pathogens

    2.3 Early Discoveries of Other Pathogens

    2.4 Development of Insect Pathogens for Biological Control

    2.5 Events that Brought Scientists Together and Advanced the Field

    2.6 Unexpected Products of Research on Insect Pathogens

    2.7 Conclusions

    REFERENCES

    Chapter 3. Principles of Epizootiology and Microbial Control

    3.1 Introduction

    3.2 Epizootiology: Basic Principles

    3.3 Microbial Control (Applied Epizootiology)

    3.4 Future Research Directions

    REFERENCES

    Chapter 4. Baculoviruses and Other Occluded Insect Viruses

    4.1 Introduction

    4.2 Classification and Phylogeny

    4.3 Baculovirus Infection, Replication, Pathology, and Transmission

    4.4 Use of Baculoviruses for Insect Pest Control

    4.5 Future Research Directions

    Acknowledgments

    REFERENCES

    Chapter 5. RNA Viruses Infecting Pest Insects

    5.1 Introduction

    5.2 Classification, Phylogeny, Structure, and Genome Organization

    5.3 Infection, Replication, Pathology, Transmission, and Host Range

    5.4 Future Research Directions

    REFERENCES

    Chapter 6. Fungal Entomopathogens

    6.1 Introduction

    6.2 Classification and Phylogeny

    6.3 Biology

    6.4 Ecology

    6.5 Use of Fungal Entomopathogens as Biological Control Agents

    6.6 Future Research Directions

    Acknowledgments

    REFERENCES

    Chapter 7. Microsporidian Entomopathogens

    7.1 Introduction

    7.2 Classification and Phylogeny

    7.3 Life History

    7.4 Biological Control Programs: Case Histories

    7.5 Future Research Directions

    REFERENCES

    Chapter 8. Bacterial Entomopathogens

    8.1 Introduction

    8.2 Classification and Phylogeny

    8.3 Infection, Replication, Pathology, and Transmission

    8.4 Gram-Positive Entomopathogens: Phylum Firmicutes, Class Bacilli, Order Bacillales

    8.5 Gram-Negative Bacteria

    8.6 Other Potentially Pathogenic Bacteria: Infection by Mollicutes

    8.7 Field use: Examples, Success, and Constraints

    8.8 Future Research Directions

    REFERENCES

    Chapter 9. Infections in Arthropod Hosts

    9.1 Introduction

    9.2 Classification and Phylogeny

    9.3 Pathogen Versus Mutualist

    9.4 Historical Overview of Wolbachia and Vector Control

    9.5 Reproductive Manipulations

    9.6 Pathogen Interference and Pathogen Protection

    9.7 Applied Use of Wolbachia

    9.8 Future Research Directions

    REFERENCES

    Chapter 10. Protistan Entomopathogens

    10.1 Introduction

    10.2 Classification and Phylogeny

    10.3 Associations, Signs, and Symptoms

    10.4 Amoebozoa

    10.5 Apicomplexa

    10.6 Ciliophora

    10.7 Euglenozoa

    10.8 Helicosporidia

    10.9 Future Research Directions

    REFERENCES

    Chapter 11. Nematode Parasites and Entomopathogens

    11.1 Introduction

    11.2 Classification and Phylogeny

    11.3 Insect-Parasitic Nematodes

    11.4 Entomopathogenic Nematodes: Monoxenous, Lethal Parasites with Symbionts

    11.5 Biodiversity

    11.6 Infective Stage Juvenile and Bacterial Storage

    11.7 Infection

    11.8 Nutrition Within the Insect

    11.9 Natural Populations and Host Associations

    11.10 Aging and Lifespan

    11.11 Survival Mechanisms

    11.12 Future Research Directions

    REFERENCES

    Chapter 12. From Silkworms to Bees

    12.1 Introduction

    12.2 Diseases of Silkworms

    12.3 Diseases of Bees

    12.4 Future Research Directions

    REFERENCES

    Chapter 13. Physiology and Ecology of Host Defense Against Microbial Invaders

    13.1 Introduction

    13.2 Behavioral and Physical Barriers to Infection

    13.3 Physiological Response to Infections

    13.4 Managing Resistance to Entomopathogens

    13.5 Future Research Directions

    REFERENCES

Product details

  • No. of pages: 508
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2012
  • Published: December 14, 2011
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123849854
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123849847

About the Editors

Fernando Vega

Affiliations and Expertise

Sustainable Perennial Crops Laboratory, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville, MD

Harry Kaya

Affiliations and Expertise

University of California, Davis, U.S.A.

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