The editors of this book, who are world renown for their creativity with entomopathogenic nematodes, have assembled the foremost authorities from four continents to contribute on basic and applied concepts. The authors have taken advantage of this opportunity to express their views to a wide scientific audience. They have combined their international experience so that the latest developments in this fascinating and rapidly expanding field are present in comprehensive manner with diverse topics ranging from biological control theory to organismal and molecular biology.
Table of Contents
1. Some Contemporary Issues in Biological Control of Insects and Their Relevance to the use of Entomopathogenic Nematodes 2. Biology and Taxonomy of Steinernematidae and Heterohabditidae 3. Molecular Techniques in Taxonomy 4. Biology and Taxonomy of Xenorhabdus 5. Soul Ecology 6. Dehydration Survival and Anhydrobiotic Potential 7. Behaviour of Infective Juveniles 8. Commercial Production and Development 9. Formulation and Application Technology 10. Efficacy Against Soil Inhabititng Insect Pests 11. Efficacy Against Insects in Habitats Other Than Soil 12. Logistics and Strategies for Introducing Entomopathogenic Nematode Technology into Developing Countries 13. Caenorhabditis Elegans as a Model for the Study of Entomopathogenic Nematode 14. Biochemistry and Physiology of Xenorhabdus 15. The Molecular Genetics of Xenorhabdus 16. Insect Immunity 17. Perspectives on Entomopathogenic Nematology