Management of Nematode and Insect-Borne Diseases

1st Edition

K. G. Mukerji, Geeta Saxena

CRC Press
Published November 12, 2007
Textbook - 306 Pages
ISBN 9781560221357 - CAT# HW15354

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Summary

A comprehensive resource for students and researchers

Management of Nematode and Insect-Borne Plant Diseases examines the various aspects of disease control from an international perspective. Leading academics and researchers around the world address the microbial control of insect pests, the use of nematophagous fungi and biofumigation in the control of plant-parasitic nematodes, the use of genetically manipulated microbes, and the biology and control of vectors.

Management of Nematode and Insect-Borne Plant Diseases provides detailed descriptions of the management of diseases caused by insects and by plant-parasitic nematodes. This unique book includes in-depth examinations of the use of arthropod microbial control agents; the biology and control of bacteria; the use of living and synthetic mulches; the genetic transformation of microbial control agents; the integrated use of different control options; the use of nematophagus fungi as a control agent; the use of biofumigation; potato early dying complex; host/plant resistance; and RNAi silencing. Each chapter is written by an experienced scientist in that specific field to produce a single reference resource.

Management of Nematode and Insect-Borne Plant Diseases includes:
  • the latest research on the development of microbial control agents against insect and mite pests
  • up-to-date theory on the management of the vectors and disease in fruit and nut crops
  • the use of mulches in the control of homopteran pests
  • an overview of the microbial control of insect pests
  • a look at the increasing role of biological control agents
  • an examination of nematode resistance in vegetable crops
  • a historical background of RNAi, its biology, and its function in the eukaryotic system
  • and much more

Management of Nematode and Insect-Borne Plant Diseases is a comprehensive professional resource for botanists, agriculturalists, environmental scientists, biologists, zoologists, ecologists, entomologists, plant pathologists, horticulturalists, plant protection scientists, and biotechnologists.

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