Trends in Insect Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

  • Dhiraj Kumar
  • Chengliang Gong

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Insect Genomics and Proteomics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Iswar Baitharu, Sabita Shroff, Jayanta Kumar Sahu
      Pages 35-51
    3. Dhiraj Kumar, Xiaolong Hu, Rui Guo, Renyu Xue, Guangli Cao, Chengliang Gong
      Pages 85-102
    4. M. Sayed Iqbal Ahamad, Neetha N. Kari, Shyam Kumar Vootla
      Pages 103-126
  3. Molecular Based Studies of Insect Pathology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Neeraj Kumar, Deepak Pandey, Ashutosh Halder
      Pages 163-191
    3. Leela Alamalakala, Srinivas Parimi, Navid Patel, Bharat Char
      Pages 193-232
    4. Manjul Gondwal, Bhanu Pratap Singh Gautam, Navneet Kishore
      Pages 233-249
  4. Functions and Applications of Insect Derived Products

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 251-251
    2. Manish Kumar, V. Vivekanand, Nidhi Pareek
      Pages 295-316
    3. Mian Sahib Zar, Moli Huang
      Pages 317-329
    4. M. Rajesh Kumar, P. Joice Sophia
      Pages 331-351
    5. Prashant Singh, Kamlesh Kumari, Vijay K. Vishvakarma, Sangita Aggarwal, Ramesh Chandra, Anita Yadav
      Pages 353-378

About this book


This book provides an overview on the basics in insect molecular biology and presents the most recent developments in several fields such as insect genomics and proteomics, insect pathology and applications of insect derived compounds in modern research. The book aims to provide a common platform for the molecular entomologist to stimulate further research in insect molecular biology and biotechnology.

Insects are one of the most versatile groups of the animal kingdom.  Due to their large population sizes and adaptability since long they attract researchers’ interest as efficient resource for agricultural and biotechnological purposes. Several economically important insects such as Silkworms, Honey Bee, Lac and Drosophila or Termites were established as invertebrate model organisms. Starting with the era of genetic engineering, a broad range of molecular and genetic tools have been developed to study the molecular biology of these insects in detail and thus opened up a new horizon for multidisciplinary research. Nowadays, insect derived products are widely used in biomedical and biotechnology industries. 

The book targets researchers from both academia and industry, professors and graduate students working in molecular biology, biotechnology and entomology.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Dhiraj Kumar
    • 1
  • Chengliang Gong
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Biology and Basic Medical SciencesSoochow UniversitySuzhouChina
  2. 2.School of Biology and Basic Medical SciencesSoochow UniversitySuzhouChina

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