Target Receptors in the Control of Insect Pests: Part I

Target Receptors in the Control of Insect Pests: Part I

1st Edition - December 2, 2012

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  • Editor: Ephraim Cohen
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123946096
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123943897

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Description

The latest volume in this series contains articles on insect growth disruptors. The papers in this special issue give rise to key themes for the future.

Key Features

  • Contributions from the leading researchers in entomology
  • Discusses arachnid physiology and behaviour
  • Includes in-depth reviews with valuable information for a variety of entomology disciplines

Readership

Insect and other physiologists and neuroscientists; zoologists

Table of Contents

    • Contributors
    • Preface
    • Chapter One. Water Homeostasis and Osmoregulation as Targets in the Control of Insect Pests
      • List of abbreviations
      • 1 Introduction
      • 2 Morphological Aspects of Water Balance
      • 3 Physiological Aspects of Ion and Water Balance
      • 4 Coping with Extreme Environmental Conditions
      • 5 Aquaporins and Osmoregulation
      • 6 Regulation of Water Homeostasis
      • 7 Target Sites for Interference
      • 8 Concluding notes
      • References
    • Chapter Two. Chemical Biology of the Nicotinic Insecticide Receptor
      • Abbreviations
      • 1 Introduction
      • 2 Nicotinic Insecticides
      • 3 Structures of nAChR and Acetylcholine-Binding Protein
      • 4 Defining Nicotinic Insecticide Binding Surfaces
      • 5 Multiple Binding Conformations Conferring Selective Receptor Interaction
      • 6 Resistance in Pests
      • 7 Receptor Structure-Guided Insecticide Design
      • 8 Conclusions
      • References
    • Chapter Three. Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors as Spinosyn Targets for Insect Pest Management
      • Abbreviations
      • 1 Introduction
      • 2 Discovery of nAChRs
      • 3 Insect nAChRs
      • 4 Discovery of Natural Insecticidal Spinosyns
      • 5 Identification of Spinosyn Target
      • 6 Spinosyn–Receptor Interaction
      • 7 Next-Generation Spinosyn-Based Insecticides
      • 8 Resistance to the Spinosyns and Resistance Management
      • 9 Conclusion
      • References
      • Further-reading
    • Chapter Four. γ-Aminobutyrate- and Glutamate-gated Chloride Channels as Targets of Insecticides
      • Abbreviations
      • 1 Introduction
      • 2 GABA and Glutamate
      • 3 GABA Receptors
      • 4 Tissue Distributions of Insect GABA Receptors
      • 5 Neurophysiology of RDL GABA Receptors
      • 6 Receptor Ligands of GABACls and GluCls
      • 7 Molecular Basis of Native Insect GABA Receptors
      • 8 Inhibitory Glutamate Receptors (GLuCLs)
      • 9 Mechanism of NCA Actions
      • 10 Target-Site Insensitivity Underlying Resistance to NCA Insecticides
      • 11 Summary and Future Perspectives
      • References
    • Chapter Five. Calcium Channels as Molecular Target Sites of Novel Insecticides
      • Abbreviations
      • 1 Introduction
      • 2 Calcium Pumps and Transporters
      • 3 Calcium Channels
      • 4 Concluding Remarks
      • References
    • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 368
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2013
  • Published: December 2, 2012
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123946096
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123943897

About the Serial Volume Editor

Ephraim Cohen

Affiliations and Expertise

Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot, Israel

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