Insect Bioecology and Nutrition for Integrated Pest Management Book

Insect Bioecology and Nutrition for Integrated Pest Management


  • Author : Antônio Ricardo Panizzi
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2012-03-08
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 750
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439837085

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Insect Bioecology and Nutrition for Integrated Pest Management Excerpt :

The field of insect nutritional ecology has been defined by how insects deal with nutritional and non-nutritional compounds, and how these compounds influence their biology in evolutionary time. In contrast, Insect Bioecology and Nutrition for Integrated Pest Management presents these entomological concepts within the framework of integrated pest management (IPM). It specifically addresses bioecology and insect nutrition in modern agriculture. Written for graduate students and professionals in entomology, this book covers neotropical information in three sections: General Aspects: Basic bioecology and insect nutrition; artificial diets; insect/plant interactions; insect symbionts; the interface of chemical ecology with the food; and insect cannibalism Specific Aspects: Specific feeding guilds of insects including ants, social bees, leaf chewers, seed suckers, seed chewers, root feeders, gall makers, detritivorous feeders, pests of storage grains, fruit flies, aphids, endo- and ectoparasitoids, predators, crisopids, and hematophagous insects Applied Aspects: Host plant resistance and the design of IPM programs in the context of insect bioecology and nutrition Much of the research on which these chapters were written was done in Brazil and based on its neotropical fauna. The complexity and diversity of the neotropics provides enough data that readers from all zoogeographical regions can readily translate the information in this book to their specific conditions. The book’s value as an entry point for further research is enhanced by the inclusion of approximately 4,000 references.

Advances in Nutritional Research Book

Advances in Nutritional Research


  • Author : Harold H. Draper
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-04-17
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN 10 : 9781461399346

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Advances in Nutritional Research Excerpt :

Volume 4 of Advances in Nutritional Research reflects the increased importance that recently has been attached to nutrition in many fields of clinical medicine. This heightened interest in nutrition stems from the demonstration that the intake of specific nutrients may have far-reaching consequences, not only for normal metabolism, but also for metabolic processes affecting clinical or subclinical disease. Conversely, many disease states have been shown to have previously unrecognized effects on nutrient function and metabolism. In addition to topics of obvious relevance to human clinical nutrition, this volume contains chapters dealing with the nutrition of cells grown in culture and of species that may provide insights into nutritional disorders of man. To gether with its predecessors, Volume 4 provides graduate students and estab lished investigators with authoritative accounts of the status of research on a range of topics of current interest in experimental and clinical nutrition. vii Contents Chapter 1. Vitamin-Responsive Genetic Abnormalities .......... . S. Harvey Mudd 1. Introduction.............................................. 1 2. Historical Perspective ...................................... 2 3. Genetic Abnormalities Currently Known to Be Vitamin Responsive. 3 4. Mechanisms Underlying Vitamin Responsiveness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 4.1. Defects in the Processing of a Vitamin Prior to Its Interaction in Cofactor Form with a Particular Apoenzyme ........ 7 4.2. Defects in Particular Apoenzymes that Interact with the Cofactor Forms of Vitamins. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 . . . . . .

Current Trends of Insect Physiology and Population Dynamics  Modeling Insect Phenology  Demography  and Circadian Rhythms in Variable Environments Book

Current Trends of Insect Physiology and Population Dynamics Modeling Insect Phenology Demography and Circadian Rhythms in Variable Environments


  • Author : Petros T. Damos
  • Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
  • Release Date : 2018-06-12
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9782889454891

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Current Trends of Insect Physiology and Population Dynamics Modeling Insect Phenology Demography and Circadian Rhythms in Variable Environments Excerpt :

The current eBook collection includes substantial scientific work in describing how insect species are responding to abiotic factors and recent climatic trends on the basis of insect physiology and population dynamics. The contributions can be broadly split into four chapters: the first chapter focuses on the function of environmental and mostly temperature driven models, to identify the seasonal emergence and population dynamics of insects, including some important pests. The second chapter provides additional examples on how such models can be used to simulate the effect of climate change on insect phenology and population dynamics. The third chapter focuses on describing the effects of nutrition, gene expression and phototaxis in relation to insect demography, growth and development, whilst the fourth chapter provides a short description on the functioning of circadian systems as well as on the evolutionary dynamics of circadian clocks.

Ecdysone Book

Ecdysone


  • Author : Mary Bownes
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2013-10-22
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 298
  • ISBN 10 : 9781483190822

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Ecdysone Excerpt :

Ecdysone: From Metabolism to Regulation of Gene Expression presents papers from the Seventh Ecdysone Workshop held in Edinburgh, UK from March 31 to April 3, 1985. The book discusses the biosynthesis, distribution, and metabolism of ecdysteroids; the ecdysteroid action and hormone receptors; and the ecdysone inducible genes. The text also describes hormones and oogenesis; the interactions with other hormones, studies on other hormones, and practical applications of ecdysteroid studies.

Advances in Insect Physiology Book

Advances in Insect Physiology


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 1993-12-15
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 386
  • ISBN 10 : 0080579205

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Advances in Insect Physiology Excerpt :

Insect Physiology is currently undergoing a revolution with the increased application of molecular biological techniques to investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying the physiological responses to insect cells. Advances in Insect Physiology has instituted a commitment to the publication of high quality reviews on molecular biology and molecular genetics in areas where they provide an increased understanding of physiological processes in insects. Volume 24 is the first to include such specifically sought articles.

Current Catalog Book

Current Catalog


  • Author : National Library of Medicine (U.S.)
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2022-05-22
  • Genre: Medicine
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015074107544

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Current Catalog Excerpt :

First multi-year cumulation covers six years: 1965-70.

Insects at Low Temperature Book

Insects at Low Temperature


  • Author : Richard Lee
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 514
  • ISBN 10 : 9781475701906

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Insects at Low Temperature Excerpt :

The study of insects at low temperature is a comparatively new field. Only recently has insect cryobiology begun to mature, as research moves from a descriptive approach to a search for underlying mechanisms at diverse levels of organization ranging from the gene and cell to ecological and evolutionary relationships. Knowledge of insect responses to low temperature is crucial for understanding the biology of insects living in seasonally varying habitats as well as in polar regions. It is not possible to precisely define low temperature. In the tropics exposure to 10-15°C may induce chill coma or death, whereas some insects in temperate and polar regions remain active and indeed even able to fly at O°C or below. In contrast, for persons interested in cryopreservation, low temperature may mean storage in liquid nitrogen at - 196°C. In the last decade, interest in adaptations of invertebrates to low temperature has risen steadily. In part, this book had its origins in a symposium on this subject that was held at the annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America in Louisville, Kentucky, USA in December, 1988. However, the emergence and growth of this area has also been strongly influenced by an informal group of investigators who met in a series of symposia held in Oslo, Norway in 1982, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada in 1985 and in Cambridge, England in 1988. Another is scheduled for Binghamton, New York, USA (1990).

Eicosanoids in Invertebrate Signal Transduction Systems Book

Eicosanoids in Invertebrate Signal Transduction Systems


  • Author : David W. Stanley
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-07-14
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400865055

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Eicosanoids in Invertebrate Signal Transduction Systems Excerpt :

This volume generates a new paradigm for researching and understanding the biological meaning of eicosanoids. Eicosanoid is a general term for oxygenated metabolites of certain polyunsaturated fatty acids. The compounds are extremely important in human biology, in which they are well understood. Their importance to humans, however, has tended to overshadow their broader biological significance. David Stanley seeks to change that in this book, providing a general sketch of the medical background on eicosanoids and then developing a detailed critical treatment of eicosanoid actions in invertebrates and some lower vertebrates. Stanley looks at the role of eicosanoids in, for example, invertebrate reproduction, immunity, and ion transport physiology. As he explains, eicosanoids also mediate important ecological interactions, particularly host-parasite interactions. Drawing on these physiological and ecological actions, the book develops a "biological paradigm," under which we understand that eicosanoids probably exert important actions in most, if not all, animals. Because eicosanoids mediate crucial events in the lives of animals, they are endowed with unusual explanatory power. Research designed to increase our understanding of eicosanoids has thus yielded and will continue to yield important new information about animal biology. In addition to representing a major advance in our understanding of eicosanoids in animals, this book serves as an unusually comprehensive and accessible introduction to eicosanoid research in general. Originally published in 1999. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly he