Principles of Insect Pathology

  title={Principles of Insect Pathology},
  author={D. Boucias and J. Pendland},
  booktitle={Springer US},
Preface. 1. Insect-Pathogen Relationships. 2. General Features of Viral Disease Agents. 3. Major Groups of Insect Viruses. 4. Baculoviruses. 5. Characteristics of the Pathogenic Prokaryotes. 6. Insect Pathogenic Bacteria. 7. Bacillus Thuringiensis: Producer of Potent Insecticidal Toxins. 8. General Properties of Fungal Pathogens. 9. Entomopathogenic Fungi: 'Perfect' Phyla. 10. Entomopathogenic Fungi: Fungi Imperfecti. 11. Insect Pathogenic Protozoa. 12. Phylum Microsporidia. 13. Insect Immune… Expand
Scope and Basic Principles of Insect Pathology
Basic principles in insect pathology including the microorganisms that cause diseases, their classification and phylogeny, portal of entry, infectivity, pathogenicity and virulence, course of disease, Koch's postulates, and diagnosis are covered. Expand
Pathogens in Bark Beetles
Outbreaks of phytophagous forest insects are very often terminated by pathogens, and they are responsible for rapid decline and collapse of local insect populations, therefore, entomopathogens have potential for microbial control programmes through inoculative, inundative or augmentative releases. Expand
Virus-derived genes for insect-resistant transgenic plants.
This chapter describes (1) baculovirus- and entomopoxvirus-derived genes that alter the physiology of the host insect, (2) use of these and homologous genes for production of insect-resistant transgenic plants, (3) other viral genes that have potential for use in development of Insect- resistant transgenic Plants, and (4) the use of plant lectins for delivery of intrahemocoelic toxins fromtransgenic plants. Expand
Molecular interactions between entomopathogenic fungi (Hypocreales) and their insect host: Perspectives from stressful cuticle and hemolymph battlefields and the potential of dual RNA sequencing for future studies.
Several components involved in the molecular interaction between insects and fungal pathogens are described including chemical, metabolomics, and dual transcriptomics approaches; with emphasis in the involvement of cuticle surface components in (pre-) infection processes, andFungal secondary metabolite (non-ribosomally synthesized peptides and polyketides) analysis. Expand
Insect-Fungal Associations: Ecology and Evolution
An impressive short book of ten chapters to cover the most important topics in this field, incorporating new molecular techniques wherever possible, and should appeal to worker in ecology, entomology, mycology, plant pathology, and biological control and pest management. Expand
Pathogen resistance in the moth Orgyia antiqua: direct influence of host plant dominates over the effects of individual condition
Interestingly, the host plant supporting better larval growth led to inferior resistance to the pathogen, indicating a trade-off between different aspects of host plant quality. Expand
The ecology of fungal entomopathogens
Fungal pathogens as classical biological control agents against arthropods and conservation biological control using fungal entomopathogens are studied. Expand
Endophytic fungal entomopathogens with activity against plant pathogens: ecology and evolution
Dual biological control, of both insect pests and plant pathogens, has been reported for the fungal entomopathogens, Beauveria bassiana (Bals.-Criv.) Vuill and Lecanicillium spp. Expand
Physiological impact of a Bacillus thuringiensis toxin on the black cutworm that enhances baculovirus pathogenicity
This data indicates that HerculexTM I exposure on virus infection and the impact of chymotrypsin on virus infectivity in the gut through scanning Electron Microscopy and midgut pH measurements are related. Expand
Laboratory techniques used for entomopathogenic fungi
This chapter provides an overview of both classical and molecular techniques used to study entomopathogenic hypocrealean fungi and provides information in the form of generalizations as well as via specific examples. Expand


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Rdiaation; Chief engr. instrumentation camera works
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  • 1901
B.S. Univ. Pennsylvania; Ceramic Engineering
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  • 1893
Chemistry, Nutrition; Prof. and chrmn., dept. home economics, Skidmore Coil
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Canada; Ph.D. Univ. Chicago; Genetics; Prof. genetics, dept. Zoology, Univ. Toronto
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Chicago; Surgery; Assoc. prof. surgery, Univ. Illinois and sr. attending surgeon, St. Lukes Hosp
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