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Ecology of Agricultural Pests : Biochemical approaches - W.O.C. Symondson

Ecology of Agricultural Pests

Biochemical approaches

By: W.O.C. Symondson (Editor), Eryl Liddell (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th June 1996
ISBN: 9780412621901
Number Of Pages: 518

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Advances in biochemical techniques are revolutionizing the study of invertebrate ecology. Their application to pest problems is generating detailed information on the population genetics of pests, pest-predator relationships and interactions between pests and their environment.

`...an excellent synthesis of the biochemical options available together with examples of studies using different techniques...clear and accessible...' Integrated Pest Management Reviews

List of contributors
Introduction - Biochemical approaches to understanding agricultural pestsp. 1
Biochemical systematics: principles and perspectives for pest managementp. 7
Combined use of biochemical, immunological and molecular assays for infection, species identification and resistance detection in field populations of Anopheles (Diptera: Culicidae)p. 31
Studies of interactions between alfalfa weevil strains, Wolbachia endosymbionts and parasitoidsp. 51
Biomechanical approaches to the study of ecological genetics: the role of selection and gene flow in the evolution of insecticide resistancep. 73
A molecular and ecological investigation of the large arionid slugs of North-West Europe: the potential for new pestsp. 93
Systematics of brown planthopper and related species using nuclear and mitochondrial DNAp. 133
Application of novel molecular markets (DNA) in agricultural entomologyp. 149
Location of resistance to Breviocoryne brassicae in wild brassica speciesp. 199
The use of DNA markers in population genetics and ecological studies of the desert locust Schistocerca gregaria (Orthoptera: Acrididae)p. 213
The use of DNA analysis and the polymerase chain reaction in the study of introduced pests in New Zealandp. 231
Serological analysis of arthropod predation: past, present and futurep. 265
Serological diagnosis of parasitism: a monoclonal antibody-based immunodot assay for Microplitis croceipes (Hymenoptera: Braconidae)p. 301
Polyclonal, monoclonal and engineered antibodies to investigate the role of predation in slug population dynamicsp. 323
The potential of combinatorial antibody libraries in pest-predator relationship studiesp. 347
Serological analysis of predators of Helicoverpa armigera Hubner (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) eggs in sorghum - pigeonpea intercropping at JCRISAT, India: a preliminary field studyp. 367
Using gut content immunoassays to evaluate predaceous biological control agents: a case studyp. 383
An environmental risk assessment for release of an exotic microporidium for European corn borer control in North Americap. 401
Progress in quantifying predation using antibody techniquesp. 419
Electrophoretic approaches to predator-prey interactionsp. 457
Genetics of esterases in laboratory and feral cotton boll weevils, Anthonomus grandis Bohemanp. 469
Practical applications for techniques to determine the nutritional state and age of field-caught tsetse fliesp. 479
Indexp. 499
List of Systematics Association Publicationsp. 514
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ISBN: 9780412621901
ISBN-10: 0412621908
Series: The Systematics Association Special Volume Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 518
Published: 30th June 1996
Publisher: Chapman and Hall
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 15.6  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 2.02