Advances in Microbial Control of Insect Pests

Edited by Rajeev K Upadhyay, Springer, 2008, Reprint, xii, 330 p, tables, figs, ISBN : 8181288417, $80.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

Contents: 1. Aminopeptidase N as a receptor for Bacillus thuringiensis cry toxins/Ryoichi Sato. 2. Molecular biology of Bacillus thuringiensis/Ming Sun, Lei Zhang, and Yu Ziniu. 3. Bacillus sphaericus: mechanism and application as a mosquito-larvicide/Yuan Zhiming. 4. Insect pest resistant transgenic crops/P. Ananda Kumar. 5. Molecular biology of insect viruses/Zhihong Hu, Xinwen Chen and Xiulian Sun. 6. Genetic enhancement of baculovirus insecticides/Bryony C. Boning, Anthony J. Boughton, Hailing Jin and Robert L. Harrison. 7. Baculovirus genomics: a resource for biocontrol/Vernon K. Ward, Katherine M.B. Sneddon, Otto Hyink and James Kalmakoff. 8. Entomopathogenic fungi as potential biocontrol agents for tsetse flies/Nguya K. Maniania, Claude Laveissiere, Adedapo Odulaja, Sunday Ekesi, and Hans R. Herren. 9. Metarhizium anisopliae: an effective biological control agent for the management of Thrips in horti-and floriculture in Africa/Sunday Ekesi and Nguya K. Maniania. 10. Fungi for biological control of brassica root flies, Delia radicum, and Delia floralis/Jorgen Eilenberg, and Richard Meadow. 11. Use of entomopathogenic fungi in Latin America/S.B. Alves, R.M. Pereira, R.B. Lopes and M.A. Tamai. 12. Microbial control of insect pests with entomopathogenic fungi in China: a decade's progress in research and utilization/Ming-Guang Feng. 13. Use of entomopathogenic nematode (EPANs) in biological control/Zdenek Mracek. 14. Entomopathogenic nematodes for the control of crop pests/S.S. Hussaini. 15. Genetic improvement of entomopathogenic nematodes for insect biocontrol/Christopher W. Brey and Sarwar Hashmi. 16. Mathematical models of insect pest control/R.A. Norman, A.C. Fenton, J.P. Fairbairn and P.J. Hudson. Index.
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