Insect Pathology by Fernando E. VegaInsect Pathology by Fernando E. Vega

Insect Pathology

byFernando E. Vega, Fernando E. Vega, Harry K. Kaya

Other | December 14, 2011

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The first edition of Tanada and Kaya’s Insect Pathology is the standard reference in the field for researchers and both undergraduate and graduate students and is well known worldwide among entomologists. However, the field has seen rapid advances in the 20 years since its original publication, and the new edition brings together an essential and updated resource for researchers with 13 chapters edited by Fernando E. Vega and Harry K. Kaya.

Many of these advances involve new insights on ecology as well as phylogenetics and molecular biology of viruses, bacteria, fungi, microsporidia, nematodes, and protists. All these aspects, as well as basic biology, diagnosis, infectious process and pathogenesis, host response, transmission and more, are covered by renowned experts in their respective fields. The second edition of Insect Pathology includes chapters on the history of this discipline, principles of microbial control and epizootiology, diseases of beneficial insects, host resistance, and Wolbachia. This thoroughly illustrated and up-to-date revision will provide insect pathologists, entomologists, microbiologists, mycologists, nematologists, protistologists, ecologists, and practitioners of biological control of insect pests with a solid and much-needed reference.

  • Covers all major groups of insect pathogens
  • Includes chapters on the history of insect pathology, principles of microbial control and epizootiology, host resistance, Wolbachia and diseases of beneficial insects
  • Includes contributions from the leading researchers and emerging leaders in their fields
Title:Insect PathologyFormat:OtherDimensions:508 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:December 14, 2011Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0123849853

ISBN - 13:9780123849854


Table of Contents

Insect Pathology, 2nded.

Fernando E. Vega and Harry K. Kaya, Editors


May Berenbaum

Chapter 1. Scope and Basic Principles of Insect Pathology

Harry K. Kaya and Fernando E. Vega

Chapter 2 - History of Insect Pathology

Elizabeth W. Davidson

Chapter 3 - Principles of Epizootiology and Microbial Control

David I. Shapiro-Ilan, Denny Bruck, and Lawrence A. Lacey

Chapter 4 - Baculoviruses and Other Occluded Insect Viruses

Robert Harrison and Kelli Hoover

Chapter 5 - RNA Viruses Infecting Pest Insects

Yan Ping Chen, James J. Becnel, and Steven M. Valles

Chapter 6 - Fungal Entomopathogens

Fernando E. Vega, Nicolai V. Meyling, Janet Jennifer Luangsa-ard, and Meredith Blackwell

Chapter 7 - Microsporidian Entomopathogens

Leellen F. Solter, James J. Becnel, and David H. Oi

Chapter 8 - Bacterial Entomopathogens

Juan Luis Jurat-Fuentes and Trevor Jackson

Chapter 9 - Wolbachia Infections in Arthropod Hosts

Grant Hughes and Jason L. Rasgon

Chapter 10 - Protistan Entomopathogens

Carlos E. Lange and Jeffrey C. Lord

Chapter 11 - Nematode Parasites and Entomopathogens

Edwin E. Lewis and David J. Clarke

Chapter 12 - From Silkworms to Bees: Diseases of Beneficial Insects

Rosalind R. James and Zengzhi Li

Chapter 13 - Physiology and Ecology of Host Defense Against Microbial Invaders

Jonathan G. Lundgren and Juan Luis Jurat-Fuentes