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Parasites and Pathogens of Insects : Parasites and Pathogens of Insects Parasites v.1 - Nancy E. Beckage

Parasites and Pathogens of Insects

Parasites and Pathogens of Insects Parasites v.1

By: Nancy E. Beckage (Editor), Stephen A. Thompson (Editor), B. A. Federici (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st July 1993
ISBN: 9780120844418
Number Of Pages: 364

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Both volumes of Parasites and Pathogens of Insects provide in-depth coverage of the interface between insect parasites and pathogens and hosts, and explore the relationships between these partners. They emphasize biochemical and molecular interactions, basic biology, and the roles of hormones, receptors, and other cellular components in modulating interactions between host insects and attacking agents. These topics also are assessed in relation to biotechnology and biological control.
In the short term, these volumes fill a void in current literature by emphasizing basic interactions at the biochemical and molecular levels. In the long term, these interactions may provide avenues for exploitation to enhance the rate of "beneficial" parasitism or to reduce the rates of disease transmission and infection of vertebrate hosts.
Key Features
* Presents the latest information on insect parasites and pathogens
* Describes biochemical and molecular host-parasite and host-pathogen relationships
* Covers mechanisms of insect pathogenicity and resistance
* Provides exceptional breadth of coverage and authoritative reviews
* Special topics
* Transposable elements in insect pathogens
* Co-evolution and gene transfer between hosts and invaders
* Biological control

"The collection of reviews contained in this two-volume book is wide ranging and provides fresh information written by those who have first-hand knowledge. The references cited are current up to 1993, and there is a detailed index in both volumes. This book represents an invaluable collection of disparate phenomena concerning both insects and their guests in a single source." --PARASITOLOGY TODAY

"All the chapters in this book are well referenced. It will serve as a useful reference book for undergraduates and graduates interested in host-parasite/pathogen interactions." --BULLETIN OF ENTOMOLOGICAL RESEARCH

Patterns of Development in Insect Parasites
Games Parasites Play: The Dynamic Roles of Proteins and Peptides in the Relationship between Parasite and Host
Hormonal Interactions between Insect Endoparasites and Their Host Insects
Reproductive Disturbances Induced by Parasites and Pathogens of Insects
Behavioral Effects of Parasites and Pathogens in Insect Hosts
Redirection of Host Metabolism and Effects on Parasite Nutrition
Teratocytes: Developmental and Biochemical Characteristics
The Polydnavirus Life Cycle
Polydnavirus Genome Organization
Venoms of Parasitic Hymenoptera as Investigatory Tools
Biochemical and Molecular Basis of Mosquito Susceptibility to Plasmodium and Filarioid Nematodes
Cellular Defense Responses of Insects: Unresolved Problems
The Response to Foreign Tissue Transplants in Insects
Regulation of Insect Hemolymph Phenoloxidases
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ISBN: 9780120844418
ISBN-10: 0120844419
Series: Parasites & Pathogens of Insects : Book 1
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 364
Published: 1st July 1993
Publisher: ACADEMIC PR INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 15.85  x 2.18
Weight (kg): 0.69