Concise Illustrated Dictionary of Biocontrol Terms Book

Concise Illustrated Dictionary of Biocontrol Terms


  • Author : Vladimir V. Gouli
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2015-11-06
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128498989

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Concise Illustrated Dictionary of Biocontrol Terms Excerpt :

The Concise Illustrated Dictionary of Biocontrol Terms includes basic terminology related to the biological control of pests, together with state-of-the-art scientific and practical terms, for expedient comprehension and analysis of present, forecasted or in situ pest management problems. In addition, it also provides the names of the most common pesticides and predators commercially available in different continents (Americas, Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa), as well as target pests and diseases of these agents, making it a tangible tool for prompt management actions. The dictionary is copiously illustrated with original pictures clarifying the most commonly used terms and the identity of organisms in biocontrol technology, with content that is both scientifically rigorous and clear. The biological control of pests using living organisms, or products from their activities, is an independent branch of science based on multiple disciplines including general biology, zoology, entomology, phytopathology, microbiology and others. As a result, the field of biological control has its own specific terminology that needs to be understood and applied correctly across this variety of disciplines, including among those approaching the field from a different area of expertise and who may have difficulty understanding the terms used by experts in the field. This compact illustrated guide will appeal to the scientific community working in integrated pest management disciplines, as well as those researching, studying, and working with interest in protecting natural resources at a global, local, and individual level, in a variety of locations including the lab, garden, field, or forest. Enables understanding of the terminology used in biological control for professionals, researchers and students in a variety of scientific fields Features clear images and photographs to help identify insects and pathogens Ideal for in situ use in both the lab and field pest management protocols

Microbial Pesticides Book

Microbial Pesticides


  • Author : Vladimir V. Gouli
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2020-09-12
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 348
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128244524

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Microbial Pesticides Excerpt :

Microbial Pesticides: Biological Resources, Production and Application provides a concise and accessible introduction on the history of microbial pesticides, their impact on global ecology, human society and economies, as well as a thorough and tangible description of the state-of-the-art technologies available for the production, application, limitations and long–term viability of these bio-products. Information is listed per biological group (i.e., virus, bacteria, fungi, protozoa, microsporidia and microbial metabolites), and is supported by sound scientific data. The book is copiously illustrated, with original pictures clarifying the most common techniques and protocols utilized in microbiological biocontrol technology. Finally, images of all biological active ingredients currently used in commercially produced formulations, as well as laboratory developed formulations, are illustrated and listed in detailed tables for prompt access. Provides a concise and accessible introduction to the history of microbial pesticides and their impact on global ecology, human society and economies Offers a thorough and tangible description of state-of-the-art technologies surrounding the production, application, limitations and long-term viability of bio-products Reports current regulatory measures and protocols used to assess host range and collateral impact(s) of microbial formulations based on virus, bacteria, fungi, protozoa, microsporidia and microbial metabolites Features lists by biological group (i.e., virus, bacteria, fungi, protozoa, microsporidia and microbial metabolites) Links sound scientific data and concise, accessible language

Entomopathogenic Bacteria  from Laboratory to Field Application Book

Entomopathogenic Bacteria from Laboratory to Field Application


  • Author : J.F. Charles
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-11-11
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 524
  • ISBN 10 : 9789401714297

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Entomopathogenic Bacteria from Laboratory to Field Application Excerpt :

Entomopathogenic bacteria (Bacillus thuringiensis and B. sphaericus) are increasingly used as biopesticides to control larval insect populations which are either agricultural or forestry pests and to reduce those which as adults are vectors of severe human diseases. This new book, the first since 1993 to address all aspects of entomopathogenic bacteria, provides undergraduate and graduate students as well as research scientists with a complete, modern view of this important group of bacteria. The authors, chosen for their sustained contributions to the field, cover both fundamental and applied research in this area. The main topics include bacterial ecology and taxonomy, toxin diversity, activity and mode of action, regulation and environment of the genes, safety and ecotoxicology, production and field application of the bacteria, and outbreaks of resistant populations. The book concludes with the most recent data obtained on transgenic biotechnology and addresses environmental impact issues.

Compendium of Turfgrass Diseases Book

Compendium of Turfgrass Diseases


  • Author : Richard W. Smiley
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1983
  • Genre: Turfgrasses
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : WISC:89064545288

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Noninfectious diseases; Infectious diseases; Ecology and taxonomy of pathogenic fungi; Disease control strategy; Disease diagnosis.

Illustrated Dictionary of Microbiology Book

Illustrated Dictionary of Microbiology


  • Author : Kiran Kapoor
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Microbiology
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN 10 : 9380179324

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Illustrated Dictionary of Microbiology Excerpt :

This unique, illustrated dictionary of microbiology covers the whole field of pure and applied microbiology in one volume. It reflects the latest developments in the field, features entries from concise definitions of terms to review-length articles. With its wide-ranging description of different areas of microbiology, this illustrated dictionary is an indispensable reference for every researcher, lecturer and student.

Parasitoid Viruses Book

Parasitoid Viruses


  • Author : Nancy E. Beckage
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2011-09-14
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9780123848598

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Parasitoid Viruses Excerpt :

Parasitoids are parasitic insects that kill their insect hosts in immature pre-reproductive stages. Parasitoids are employed in biological control programs worldwide to kill insect pests and are environmentally safe and benign alternatives to chemical pesticides. As resistance to chemical pesticides continues to escalate in many pest populations, attention is now refocusing on biologically-based strategies to control pest species in agriculture and forestry as well as insect vector populations that transmit human and animal diseases. Parasitoids are an economically critical element in this equation and ‘integrated pest management.’ Viruses have evolved intimate associations with parasitoids, and this book features sections on both symbiotic viruses that are integrated into the wasp’s chromosomal DNA (polydnaviruses) that play critical roles in suppressing host immunity during parasitism. A separate section with additional chapters on viral pathogens that infect parasitoids to cause disease and act as detrimental agents that limit effectiveness of wasp species employed in biological control of pests is also featured. A third component is a section on parasitoid venoms, which are of interest to the pharmaceutical and medical communities as well as insect-oriented biologists. Sections focus on both virus evolution and genomics as well as proteomics and functional roles of polydnavirus-encoded gene products International researchers and emerging leaders in their fields provide readers with syntheses of the latest research Includes content on both symbiotic viruses and pathogenic viruses, plus new research on parasitoid venoms Cutting-edge section on future directions in the field covers the impacts of polydnavirus research on medicine, human health, bioengineering and the economy, increasing the value for researchers and practitioners who need to stay on top of the research in this swiftly moving field

Soil pollution  a hidden reality Book
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Soil pollution a hidden reality


  • Author : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Publisher : Food & Agriculture Org.
  • Release Date : 2018-04-30
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 156
  • ISBN 10 : 9789251305058

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Soil pollution a hidden reality Excerpt :

This document presents key messages and the state-of-the-art of soil pollution, its implications on food safety and human health. It aims to set the basis for further discussion during the forthcoming Global Symposium on Soil Pollution (GSOP18), to be held at FAO HQ from May 2nd to 4th 2018. The publication has been reviewed by the Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soil (ITPS) and contributing authors. It addresses scientific evidences on soil pollution and highlights the need to assess the extent of soil pollution globally in order to achieve food safety and sustainable development. This is linked to FAO’s strategic objectives, especially SO1, SO2, SO4 and SO5 because of the crucial role of soils to ensure effective nutrient cycling to produce nutritious and safe food, reduce atmospheric CO2 and N2O concentrations and thus mitigate climate change, develop sustainable soil management practices that enhance agricultural resilience to extreme climate events by reducing soil degradation processes. This document will be a reference material for those interested in learning more about sources and effects of soil pollution.

Dictionary of Microbiology and Molecular Biology Book

Dictionary of Microbiology and Molecular Biology


  • Author : Paul Singleton
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2006-10-16
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 895
  • ISBN 10 : UVA:X030116411

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Dictionary of Microbiology and Molecular Biology Excerpt :

A unique, encyclopaedic reference work covering the whole field of pure and applied microbiology and microbial molecular biology. This latest edition contains a vast amount of new and updated material - often to research level, and well beyond the coverage of current textbooks - making the dictionary even more valuable to lecturers, students, researchers and others in the biosciences and medicine. Updates and extends current textbooks 18 000 entries, from concise definitions to review-length articles Extensive cross-referencing between topics Thousands of references from mainstream journals and other specialist sources Over 5000 taxa: algae, archaeans, bacteria, fungi, protozoa and viruses; prions A 30-page Appendix of detailed metabolic pathways A classic book with a lifetime's use! Reviews of the Second Edition ' very informative and extensive valuable reference tool.' FEBS Letters 'The material is well cross-referenced ... Students should find it particularly useful.' Society for General Microbiology ' the uniqueness is in its concise and clear description of terms extremely comprehensive and easy to use.' ARBA

The Forest Tent caterpillar Book

The Forest Tent caterpillar


  • Author : Victor H. Lowe
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1899
  • Genre: Agriculture
  • Pages : 25
  • ISBN 10 : UIUC:30112019757175

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Field Crop Arthropod Pests of Economic Importance Book

Field Crop Arthropod Pests of Economic Importance


  • Author : Peter A. Edde
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2021-08-21
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 1004
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128196991

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Field Crop Arthropod Pests of Economic Importance Excerpt :

Field Crop Arthropod Pests of Economic Importance presents detailed descriptions of the biology and ecology of important arthropod pest of selected global field crops. Standard management options for insect pest control on crops include biological, non-chemical, and chemical approaches. However, because agricultural crops face a wide range of insect pests throughout the year, it can prove difficult to find a simple solution to insect pest control in many, if not most, cropping systems. A whole-farm or integrated pest management approach combines cultural, natural, and chemical controls to maintain insect pest populations below levels that cause economic damage to the crop. This practice requires accurate species identification and thorough knowledge of the biology and ecology of the target organism. Integration and effective use of various control components is often enhanced when the target organism is correctly identified, and its biology and ecology are known. This book provides a key resource toward that identification and understanding. Students and professionals in agronomy, insect detection and survey, and economic entomology will find the book a valuable learning aid and resource tool. Includes insect synonyms, common names, and geographic distribution Provides information on natural enemies Is thoroughly referenced for future research

Geostatistics Explained Book

Geostatistics Explained


  • Author : Steve McKillup
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-03-25
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781139486699

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A reader-friendly introduction to geostatistics for students and researchers struggling with statistics. Using simple, clear explanations for introductory and advanced material, it demystifies complex concepts and makes formulas and statistical tests easy to apply. Beginning with a critical evaluation of experimental and sampling design, the book moves on to explain essential concepts of probability, statistical significance and type 1 and type 2 error. An accessible graphical explanation of analysis of variance (ANOVA) leads onto advanced ANOVA designs, correlation and regression, and non-parametric tests including chi-square. Finally, it introduces the essentials of multivariate techniques, multi-dimensional scaling and cluster analysis, analysis of sequences and concepts of spatial analysis. Illustrated with wide-ranging examples from topics across the Earth and environmental sciences, Geostatistics Explained can be used for undergraduate courses or for self-study and reference. Worked examples at the end of each chapter reinforce a clear understanding of the statistical tests and their applications.

Common Infectious Diseases of Insects in Culture Book

Common Infectious Diseases of Insects in Culture


  • Author : Vladimir Gouli
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2011-08-12
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 63
  • ISBN 10 : 940071890X

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Common Infectious Diseases of Insects in Culture Excerpt :

This handbook gives a comprehensive and copious illustrated description, with original art work, of the most common diseases in laboratory reared insect colonies, comprising Viruses (Baculoviridae, Reoviridae, Poxviridae, Iridoviridae); Bacteria (Bacillaceae, Pseudomonadaceae, Enterobacteriaceae); Rickettsia; Fungi and Microsporidia and Protozoa. Gregarine and Coccidian parasitoids are also depicted. Manuals for the diagnostic of insect diseases have been published in the 90’s, however, these were intended for professional insect pathologists or for proficient training in invertebrate pathology, hence requiring some scientific background in insect pathology. Currently, most guides are web based, not comprehensive and solely addressing the most common diseases in a particular insect, or group of insects, reared in laboratory facilities. A comprehensive and proficient practical handbook for students and technicians working with insect reared colonies is lacking in the current literature.

Biological Control  Measures of Success Book

Biological Control Measures of Success


  • Author : G. Gurr
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 429
  • ISBN 10 : 9789401140140

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Biological Control Measures of Success Excerpt :

As well as examining successful biological control programmes this book analyses why the majority of attempts fail. Off-target and other negative effects of biological control are also dealt with. Chapters contributed by leading international researchers and practitioners in all areas of biological control afford the book a breadth of coverage and depth of analysis not possible with a single author volume. Combined with the use of other experts to review chapters and editorial oversight to ensure thematic integrity of the volume, this book provides the most authoritative analysis of biological control published. Key aspects addressed include how success may be measured, how successful biological control has been to date and how may it be made more successful in the future. With extensive use of contemporary examples, photographs, figures and tables this book will be invaluable to advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as being a `must' for all involved in making biological control successful.

Principles of Plant Health and Quarantine Book

Principles of Plant Health and Quarantine


  • Author : D. L. Ebbels
  • Publisher : CABI
  • Release Date : 2003-07-21
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN 10 : 0851997783

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Principles of Plant Health and Quarantine Excerpt :

There is a growing awareness that an understanding of international plant health agreements and protocol is essential in the increasingly free-trade environment of today, and that administrative methods of plant pest control are important in crop production. However, there has been no recent book, which introduces students and practitioners to the subject of plant health and quarantine. This book fills this gap.

Plant Bacteriology Book

Plant Bacteriology


  • Author : Clarence I. Kado
  • Publisher : Branch Line Video
  • Release Date : 2010-01-01
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 0890543887

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Plant Bacteriology Excerpt :

Provides fundamental knowledge every plant scientist and student of plant pathology should know, including important historical events that gave birth to the field as well as its recent advances. Illustrates the symptoms caused by bacteria in a way that facilitates comprehension of the many different types of plant diseases that they cause. Each symptom type is presented with a detailed example of a causal agent and its characteristics, diagnostics, and mechanisms of virulence and pathogenicity. Also includes an extended discussion on the molecular mechanisms of virulence and a chapter on epidemiology and disease control.