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

Details

No. of pages:
368
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780123943897
Electronic ISBN:
9780123946096