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Invasive Stink Bugs and Related Species (Pentatomoidea): Biology, Higher Systematics, Semiochemistry, and Management

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J.E. McPherson
February 15, 2018

The Superfamily Pentatomoidea (stink bugs and their relatives) is comprised of 18 families with over 8,000 species, the largest of which is the family Pentatomidae (about 5,000 species). These species primarily are phytophagous, and many cause tremendous economic damage to crops worldwide. Within t...

What Species Mean: A User's Guide to the Units of Biodiversity

Julia D. Sigwart
August 21, 2018

Everyone uses species names and yet there are communication gaps between those who who name species (systematists) and those who use species names (everyone). Species are real, and have macroevolutionary meaning. And it follows that systematists have a broadly macroevolution-oriented approach to...

Insect Vectors and Plant Pathogens

Nachhattar Singh Butter
August 16, 2018

The history of pathogens and vectors, unique symptoms of diseases and economic importance of important viral diseases have been dealt with in the introductory chapter of this book. While highlighting the role of arthropods, nematodes, and fungi; other agents of the spread of plant pathogens have...

Flies, Phylogeny and Islands: Evolution and Diversity of Hawaiian Drosophilia

Patrick O'Grady
August 15, 2018

Hawaiian Drosophila has become a well-known model system in modern biology. This book brings together all the historical information on Hawaiian Drosophilidae in a single reference with a useful summary of where Hawaiian Drosophila research resides and how work on this impressive radiation has...

Handbook of Natural Pesticides: Methods: Volume II: Isolation and Identification

N. Bhushan Mandava
June 28, 2018

This handbook series includes several naturally occurring chemicals that exhibit biological activity. These chemicals are derived from plants, insects, and several microorganisms. Volume II of this series is devoted to methods for isolation and identification for pest control technology.Methods...

Cockroaches as Models for Neurobiology: Applications in Biomedical Research: Volume II

Ivan Huber
June 14, 2018

Cockroaches offer a useful and inexpensive alternative to traditional laboratory animals, yet most researchers are unfamiliar with their biology. This unique and comprehensive cockroach handbook is written for everyone from novice to expert. It addresses every aspect of cockroach biology, with a...

Ecological Strategies of Aquatic Insects

Charles W. Heckman
June 11, 2018

This book recounts the habits of many interesting and unusual exceptions to the rule that insects are typically terrestrial forms of life. It examines the different ways that groups of species have developed modes of existence in or on the surface of water, and gives reasons why the gross...

Plant Biotechnology

Hiru Ranabhatt, Renu Kapor
May 31, 2018

This book summarises various aspects of plant biotechnology and is divided into 27 chapters. This edition discusses: plant cell culture and development, plant tissue culture, micropropagation, germplasm storage, haploid plants, triploid plants, in vitro pollination and fertilisation, protoplast...

Handbook of Natural Pesticides: Volume VI: Insect Attractants and Repellents

E. David Morgan
March 14, 2018

This volume addresses chemical interactions between insects and plants, such as feeding and ovipositional attractants and deterrents. It begins with a general introduction to insects in a chemical world. Included is a discussion of molecular biology and genetics in insect control, with respect to...

The Biology of Plant-Insect Interactions: A Compendium for the Plant Biotechnologist

Chandrakanth Emani
March 07, 2018

Overviews of biochemical, genetic, and molecular perspectives of plant-insect interactions with added emphasis on bioinformatic, genomic, and transcriptome analysis are comprehensively treated in this book. It presents the agro-ecological and evolutionary aspects of plant-insect interactions with...

Invasive Stink Bugs and Related Species (Pentatomoidea): Biology, Higher Systematics, Semiochemistry, and Management

J.E. McPherson
February 15, 2018

The Superfamily Pentatomoidea (stink bugs and their relatives) is comprised of 18 families with over 8,000 species, the largest of which is the family Pentatomidae (about 5,000 species). These species primarily are phytophagous, and many cause tremendous economic damage to crops worldwide. Within...

Chemical Ecology of Insects: Applications and Associations with Plants and Microbes

Jun Tabata
January 24, 2018

Insects have evolved very unique and interesting tactics using chemical signals to survive. Chemical ecology illustrates the working of the biological network by means of chemical analyses. Recent advances in analytical technology have opened the way to a better understanding of the more...

Carrion Ecology, Evolution, and Their Applications

M. Eric Benbow, Jeffery K. Tomberlin, Aaron M. Tarone
January 24, 2018

Shortlisted for the 2018 TWS Wildlife Publication Awards in the edited book category   Decomposition and recycling of vertebrate remains have been understudied, hampered largely due to these processes being aesthetically challenging (e.g., smell and sight). Technological innovations have...

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