Artificial Rearing Of Reduviid Predators For Pest Management by K. SahayarajArtificial Rearing Of Reduviid Predators For Pest Management by K. Sahayaraj

Artificial Rearing Of Reduviid Predators For Pest Management

byK. Sahayaraj, R. Balasubramanian

Hardcover | December 28, 2016

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This eye-opening book focuses on the development of techniques to mass-produce reduviid predators and important generalist predators, an endeavor that won't prove sufficient if the cost of commercialization is prohibitive. Advancing mass production to the level of economic feasibility is critical, so that these new technologies can compete in the open market.

This book commences with a review of the diversity of reduviid predators in agro-ecosystems world-wide, followed by chapters on their feeding behavior, biology, gut microbiota, their enzyme profile, body protein and genomics, and DNA and field evaluation reports. The field evaluation of reduviids, a worldwide undertaking, is addressed in the last chapter.

Each chapter includes a separate conclusion and future recommendations. Detailed information is also included on ingredients and artificial diet preparation, storage and the impact on predators. The artificial rearing of reduviid predator for crop pest management is an essential reference and teaching tool for teachers, researchers and extension workers in developed and developing countries alike, allowing them to produce reduviid predators and important natural enemies in biocontrol and bio-intensive integrated pest management programs.

The book offers an excellent resource for all those who are working on beneficial arthropod mass production. It is also an essential reference guide for agricultural and biological sciences scientists, entomologists, crop protection specialists, extension workers, and consultants.

Dr. K. Sahayaraj is an Associate Professor of Department of Zoology and Director of the Crop Protection Research Centre, St. Xavier's College, Palaymkottai affiliated to Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli. He is a recognized Fellow of six national societies/academic bodies. Dr. Sahayaraj has published six books and one proc...
Title:Artificial Rearing Of Reduviid Predators For Pest ManagementFormat:HardcoverDimensions:180 pagesPublished:December 28, 2016Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9811025215

ISBN - 13:9789811025211

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1  Reduviid: an important Biological Control Agent

1.1. Current scenario of crop damage due to insect attack

1.2. Reduviid in agro-ecosystems

1.3. Other agro-ecosystems

1.4. Reasons for consideration of reduviids in pest control

1.5. Routine methods for laboratory rearing

1.6. Devices used for reduviid mass production 

1.7. Constraints in rearing

1.8. Artificial rearing: needs and benefits
1.9. Conclusion

1.10. Future recommendations

Chapter 2  Feeding behaviour against Meridic Artificial diet

2.1. Background for the chapter

2.2. Importance of Rhynocoris marginatus in biological control

2.3. Meridic diet (MD) development

2.4. Feeding Behavioral on meridic diet

2.5. Best Strain selection

2.6. Insect prey preference after fed with meridic diet

2.7. Conclusion

2.8. Future recommendations

Chapter 3 Biology

3.1. Meridic diet for rearing hemipteran predators 

3.2. Meridic diet on chosen Reduviidae Biology

3.3. Meridic diet on Rhynocoris marginatus Biology

3.4. Demerits of the artificial diets

3.5. Conclusion

3.6. Future recommendations

Chapter 4 Gut-Autochthonous Microbes and their enzyme profile

4.1. Microbial Diversity in Insect Gut

4.2. Microbial Diversity in Heteropteran Predators Gut

4.3. Artificial Diet and Reduviid gut Microbiology 

4.4. Total heterotrophic bacterial population

4.5. Gut autochthonous microbes

4.6. Hydrolytic Extra Cellular Enzyme

4.7. Conclusion

4.8. Future recommendations

Chapter 5 Gut Enzyme Profile

5.1. Enzyme Activity of hemipteran predators

5.2. Reduviid Predators enzymology

5.3. Qualitative enzyme profile Methodology

5.4. Quantitative Enzyme Bioassays

5.5. Salivary gland enzyme profile

5.6. Conclusion

5.7. Future recommendations

Chapter 6 Body total Protein and genomic DNA

6.1. Introduction

6.2. Total Macromolecule Content 

6.3. Protein profiling 

6.4. Genomic DNA profiling  6.5. Genetic analysis

6.6. PCR for gut content analyses

6.7. Immunology

6.7.1. Effect of Meal on Antigen and Antibody Interaction

6.7.2. Indirect ELISA (Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay)

6.7.3. Effect of predator protein content on ELISA sensitivity

6.8. Conclusions

6.9. Future recommendations

Chapter 7 Field Evaluation

7.1. Biological control and overview

7.2. Commercially available entomophagous insects

7.3. Field evaluation of reduviids a world-wide scenario

7.4. Bioefficacy of reduviid reared artificially

7.5. Conclusions

7.6. Future recommendations

General Recommendations

Species index

Subject index