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
eBook ISBN:
9780123946096
Print 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

Reviews

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.