The Genus Coelomomyces

The Genus Coelomomyces

1st Edition - January 1, 1985

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  • Editor: John Couch
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323151368

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The Genus Coelomomyces aims to elucidate the utilization of Coelomomyces spp. as agents for the biological control of mosquitoes. This book begins with the life history of species of Coelomomyces, followed by the species’ structure and development. It also expounds the taxonomy, experimental systematics, physiology, biochemistry, and culture of Coelomomyces. Lastly, it discusses the ecology and use of Coelomomyces species in biological control. This book will serve as a catalyst for new and expanded studies on Coelomomyces species.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors


    1. Introduction



    2. Life History of Species of Coelomomyces

    I. Introduction

    II. Life Cycle of Coelomomyces psorophorae

    III. Life History of Species of Coelomomyces Other Than Coelomomyces psorophorae

    IV. Coelomomyces as a Member of the Blastocladiales

    V. Future Directions and Possible Hazards


    3. Structure and Development

    I. Introduction

    II. The Zoospore

    III.Infection of Alternate Hosts and Development of the Gametophyte

    IV. The Gamete

    V. The Zygote

    VI.Infection of Mosquito Larvae and Development of the Sporophyte

    VII. Zoosporogenesis and Spore Release


    4. Taxonomy

    I. Techniques for Collection, Preservation, and Mounting of Specimens

    II. Taxonomic Criteria in the Genus Coelomomyces

    III. Systematics


    5. Experimental Systematics

    I. Introduction

    II. Periodicity and Synchronization of Gametangial Dehiscence

    III. Taxonomic Significance of the Time of Gametangial Dehiscence

    IV. Use of Experimental Hybrids to Clarify Species Relationships

    V. Biological Significance of Species-Specific Diurnal Periodicity of Gametangial Dehiscence

    VI. Summary and Conclusions


    6. Physiology and Biochemistry

    I. Introduction

    II. Physical Factors

    III. Chemical Factors

    IV. Nutrition and the Overall Life Cycle

    V. Summary


    7. Culture

    I. In Vivo

    II. In Vitro


    8. Ecology and Use of Coelomomyces Species in Biological Control: A Review

    I. Ecology (Host-Parasite Relationships)

    II. Natural Control (Infection Levels and Persistence)

    III. Field Studies (Releases)

    IV. Potential


    9. Use of Coelomomyces in Biological Control: Introduction of Coelomomyces stegomyiae into

    Nukunono, Tokelau Islands

    I. Introduction

    II. Knowledge of Coelomomyces Infectivity in 1958

    III. Actual Process of Invasion and Infection of Mosquito Larvae by Coelomomyces

    IV. Collection of Infective Coelomomyces stegomyiae Material at Singapore, March to

    August, 1958

    V. Introduction of Coelomomyces stegomyiae at Nukunono, September 3-22, 1958

    VI. Monitoring Surveys at Nukunono, 1959-1980

    VII. Discussion and Conclusions



Product details

  • No. of pages: 416
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1985
  • Published: January 1, 1985
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323151368

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