Insecticides Design Using Advanced Technologies

  • Isaac Ishaaya
  • A. Rami Horowitz
  • Ralf Nauen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Yoel Sasson, Ganit Levy-Ruso, Ofer Toledano, Isaac Ishaaya
    Pages 1-39
  3. Thomas A. Miller, David J. Lampe, Carol R. Lauzon
    Pages 87-103
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 305-314

About this book


In the past, insecticide development has been guided mostly by chemo-rational and bio-rational design based on understanding of the physiology and ecology of insects and crops. A limitation in each new class of compounds is the evolution of resistance in populations of key pests, which ultimately leads to control failures. This phenomenon and the desire to produce more selective and biorational compounds serve as the driving force to develop advanced technologies for insecticide design. Among the highlights of this book are the use of nanotechnology to increase potency of available insecticides, the use of genetic engineering techniques for controlling insect pests, the development of novel insecticides that bind to unique biochemical receptors, the exploration of natural products as a source for environmentally acceptable insecticides, and the use of insect genomics and cell lines for determining biological and biochemical modes of action of new insecticides.


cell lines chemistry controlling development genetic engineering genomics insecticide insects mitochondria nanotechnology natural product programmed cell death receptor transgen transport

Editors and affiliations

  • Isaac Ishaaya
    • 1
  • A. Rami Horowitz
    • 2
  • Ralf Nauen
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of EntomologyAgricultural Research Organization, The Volcani CenterIsrael
  2. 2.Department of EntomologyAgricultural Research Organization, Gilat Research CenterIsrael
  3. 3.Bayer CropScience AGResearch Insecticides BiologyGermany

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