Microbes for Sustainable Insect Pest Management

An Eco-friendly Approach - Volume 1

  • Md. Aslam Khan
  • Wasim Ahmad

Part of the Sustainability in Plant and Crop Protection book series (SUPP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Tan Li Peng, Samsuddin Ahmad Syazwan, Lee Seng Hua
    Pages 23-41
  3. Mudasir Gani, Taskeena Hassan, Pawan Saini, Rakesh Kumar Gupta, Kamlesh Bali
    Pages 43-113
  4. Lav Sharma, Nitin Bohra, Rupesh Kumar Singh, Guilhermina Marques
    Pages 115-149
  5. Tariq Ahmad, Ajaz Rasool, Shaziya Gull, Dietrich Stephan, Shabnum Nabi
    Pages 151-183
  6. Flávia R. S. Paixão, Éverton K. K. Fernandes, Nicolás Pedrini
    Pages 185-196
  7. Carla Huarte-Bonnet, M. Constanza Mannino, Nicolás Pedrini
    Pages 197-205
  8. Pankaj Sood, Amit Choudhary, Chandra Shekhar Prabhakar
    Pages 275-298
  9. A. R. N. S. Subbanna, J. Stanley, V. Venkateswarlu, V. Chinna Babu Naik, M. S. Khan
    Pages 317-340
  10. Purnima Das, Lakshmi Kanta Hazarika, Surajit Kalita, Somnath Roy
    Pages 365-385
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 387-396

About this book


The focus of this book is on the potential of entomopathogens in agroecosystem functioning. Entomopathogens are natural enemies of insect pests and have been regularly isolated around the world for pest management purposes. Employing entomopathogens to combat insect pests of agricultural importance has gained momentum due to ecofriendly approaches applied. Although they play a critical role in IPM they remain relatively underutilized despite their many advantages over other biological and chemical products. The different chapters throw light on topics such as soil-borne entomopathogens and their molecular phylogeny; ascomycota and IPM; conidial thermotolerance; oxidative stress for mycoinsecticide enhancement; cytotoxic factors of entomopathogenic bacteria and insect haemocytes; EPN and non-target arthropods; granuloviruses and IPM; entomopathogens with other pest management options; synergism and antagonism among entomopathogen and chemical insecticides. Microbes for Sustainable Insect Pest Management, Volume 1: An Eco-friendly Approach, along with the forthcoming Volume 2: Secondary Metabolites, Hydrolytic Enzymes & Nanoparticles, provide detailed accounts on the safe use of entomopathogens for sustainable management of insect pests. Together, they aim at providing solid foundations for the students, teachers, and researchers interested in eco-friendly management of important insect crop pests.  


biocontrol Biopesticide Entomopathogen Microbial Management Insect Pest

Editors and affiliations

  • Md. Aslam Khan
    • 1
  • Wasim Ahmad
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Biology, Faculty of ScienceJazan UniversityJazanSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.Department of Zoology, Section of NematologyAligarh Muslim UniversityAligarhIndia

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