Immunological Techniques in Insect Biology

  • Lawrence I. Gilbert
  • Thomas A. Miller

Part of the Springer Series in Experimental Entomology book series (SSEXP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Joseph G. Kunkel
    Pages 1-41
  3. Michael Ma, Klaus-Peter Sieber, Joanne Ballarino, Shuenn-Jue Wu
    Pages 43-73
  4. Rob C. H. M. Oudejans, Hans Voshol, Thomas K. F. Schulz, Ad M. T. Beenakkers
    Pages 75-92
  5. Hugo Schooneveld, Jan A. Veenstra
    Pages 93-133
  6. Bruce W. Hermann
    Pages 135-179
  7. James T. Warren, Lawrence I. Gilbert
    Pages 181-214
  8. Noelle A. Granger, Walter G. Goodman
    Pages 215-251
  9. Rainer Keller
    Pages 253-272
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 273-284

About this book

Introduction

Insects as a group occupy a middle ground in the biosphere between bacteria and viruses at one extreme, amphibians and mammals at the other. The size and general nature of insects present special problems to the study of ento­ mology. For example, many commercially available instruments are geared to measure in grams, while the forces commonly encountered in studying insects are in the milligram range. Therefore, techniques developed in the study of insects or in those fields concerned with the control of insect pests are often unique. Methods for measuring things are common to all sciences. Advances some­ times depend more on how something was done than on what was measured; indeed a given field often progresses from one technique to another as new methods are discovered, developed, and modified. Just as often, some of these techniques find their way into the classroom when the problems involved have been sufficiently ironed out to permit students to master the manipulations in a few laboratory periods. Many specialized techniques are confined to one specific research labora­ tory. Although methods may be considered commonplace where they are used, in another context even the simplest procedures may save considerable time. It is the purpose of this series (1) to report new developments in method­ ology, (2) to reveal sources of groups who have dealt with and solved particular entomological problems, and (3) to describe experiments which may be appli­ cable for use in biology laboratory courses.

Keywords

amphibians bacteria biology biosphere chemistry insect insects mammals pesticides

Editors and affiliations

  • Lawrence I. Gilbert
    • 1
  • Thomas A. Miller
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of BiologyUniversity of North CarolinaChapel HillUSA
  2. 2.Department of EntomologyUniversity of CaliforniaRiversideUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4612-3798-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-8356-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-3798-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-6188
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