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Principles of Insect Pathology

  • Drion G. Boucias
  • Jacquelyn C. Pendland

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Drion G. Boucias, Jacquelyn C. Pendland
    Pages 1-30
  3. Drion G. Boucias, Jacquelyn C. Pendland
    Pages 31-64
  4. Drion G. Boucias, Jacquelyn C. Pendland
    Pages 65-110
  5. Drion G. Boucias, Jacquelyn C. Pendland
    Pages 111-146
  6. Drion G. Boucias, Jacquelyn C. Pendland
    Pages 147-175
  7. Drion G. Boucias, Jacquelyn C. Pendland
    Pages 177-216
  8. Drion G. Boucias, Jacquelyn C. Pendland
    Pages 217-257
  9. Drion G. Boucias, Jacquelyn C. Pendland
    Pages 259-286
  10. Drion G. Boucias, Jacquelyn C. Pendland
    Pages 287-319
  11. Drion G. Boucias, Jacquelyn C. Pendland
    Pages 321-364
  12. Drion G. Boucias, Jacquelyn C. Pendland
    Pages 365-398
  13. Drion G. Boucias, Jacquelyn C. Pendland
    Pages 399-437
  14. Drion G. Boucias, Jacquelyn C. Pendland
    Pages 439-468
  15. Drion G. Boucias, Jacquelyn C. Pendland
    Pages 469-497
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 539-550

About this book

Introduction

Principles of Insect Pathology, a text written from a pathological viewpoint, is intended for graduate-level students and researchers with a limited background in microbiology and in insect diseases. The book explains the importance of insect diseases and illuminates the complexity and diversity of insect-microbe relationships. Separate sections are devoted to
  • the major insect pathogens, their characteristics, and their life cycles
  • the homology that exists among invertebrate, vertebrate, and plant pathogens
  • the humoral and cellular defense systems of the host insect as well as the evasive and suppressive activities of insect disease agents
  • the structure and function of passive barriers
  • the heterogeneity in host susceptibility to insect diseases and associated toxins
  • the mechanisms regulating the spread and persistence of diseases in insects.

Principles of Insect Pathology combines the disciplines of microbiology (virology, bacteriology, mycology, protozoology), pathology, and immunology within the context of the insect host, providing a format which is understandable to entomologists, microbiologists, and comparative pathologists.

Keywords

Fungi imperfecti insect insect diseases plant pathogens zoology

Authors and affiliations

  • Drion G. Boucias
    • 1
  • Jacquelyn C. Pendland
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Food and Agricultural SciencesUniversity of FloridaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-4915-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-7229-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-4915-4
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