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Biology of the Insect Midgut - M. J. Lehane

Biology of the Insect Midgut

By: M. J. Lehane (Editor), P.B. Billingsley (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st October 1996
ISBN: 9780412616709
Number Of Pages: 486

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Entomological research benefits from a great diversity of technical approaches - from the molecular to the descriptive - and these are applied to an even greater diversity of insect species. As a consequence, common themes and trends in entomological research can often be overlooked as each researcher focuses on his or her own area of interest. The purpose of this volume is to bring together diverse areas of research under one common theme.
The book is divisible into four conceptual areas: the structural biology of the midgut; digestion and transport; the insect midgut as a target for control strategies; and the idgut as an environment for other organisms. Each chapter is written by scientists active in the reviewed research area and a truly international team of contributors has been chosen by the editors.
Biology of the Insect Midgut will be of immense use to advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students, and researchers in entomology, physiology and pest control.

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`This book provides an in-depth review of the physiology of the insect midgut. The volume is timely as there has recently been an upsurge in interest in insect digestive physiology.' Zoologie

List of contributors
Structure and ultrastructure of the insect midgutp. 3
Midgut developmentp. 31
Midgut endocrine cellsp. 55
The peritrophic matrixp. 86
Structural macromolecules of the cell membranes and the extracellular matrices of the insect midgutp. 115
Digestive enzymesp. 153
Mechanisms controlling the synthesis and secretion of digestive enzymes in insectsp. 195
Comparmentalization of digestionp. 206
Ion transport in Lepidopterap. 236
Amino acid absorptionp. 265
Lipid and sugar absorptionp. 293
Immune intervention against blood-feeding insectsp. 323
Bacillus thuringiensis endotoxins: action on the insect midgutp. 345
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ISBN: 9780412616709
ISBN-10: 041261670X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 486
Published: 31st October 1996
Publisher: Chapman and Hall
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.79