Eriophyoid Mites: Progress and Prognoses

  • Edward A. Ueckermann

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-V
  2. E. A. Ueckermann
    Pages 1-2
  3. Enrico de Lillo, Anna Skoracka
    Pages 3-30
  4. Katarzyna Michalska, Anna Skoracka, Denise Navia, James W. Amrine
    Pages 31-59
  5. Anna Skoracka, Lincoln Smith, George Oldfield, Massimo Cristofaro, James W. Amrine
    Pages 93-113
  6. Marisa Castagnoli, Mariusz Lewandowski, Gabriel S. Łabanowski, Sauro Simoni, Grażyna M. Soika
    Pages 169-189
  7. Efrat Gamliel-Atinsky, Stanley Freeman, Marcel Maymon, Eduard Belausov, Ronald Ochoa, Gary Bauchan et al.
    Pages 191-204
  8. Thomas Van Leeuwen, Johan Witters, Ralf Nauen, Carlo Duso, Luc Tirry
    Pages 205-224
  9. Denise Navia, Ronald Ochoa, Cal Welbourn, Francisco Ferragut
    Pages 225-255
  10. R. Monfreda, M. Lekveishvili, R. Petanovic, J. W. Amrine Jr.
    Pages 273-282
  11. E. de Lillo, C. Craemer, J. W. Amrine Jr., G. Nuzzaci
    Pages 283-307

About this book

Introduction

This collection of 14 papers comprises primary research articles and literature reviews, presenting a broad overview of the developments in about all possible aspects of members of the plant parasitic superfamily Eriophyoidea. It deals with their DNA, species interactions, quarantine importance, host specificity, potential as biological control agents of weeds, chemical control, behaviour, their role in fungal pathogen epidemiology, influence in forests and on ornamentals, collecting and mounting techniques and their interaction with crops. Eriophyoids are notorious for the deformities, like, galls, erinea, leaf-rolls and rust, they can produce while feeding on their plant hosts. However, they can also act as vectors of viral diseases or are vagrants, mainly responsible for rust symptoms. Therefore the Eriophyoidea includes many economical important species responsible for great losses to crop production in greenhouses, agriculture and forests. Their minuteness and ability to produce their own hide-outs (deformities) complicate their control. However, they also have a beneficial side, as control agents of weeds. Almost every plant housed at least one eriophyoid species or even two or more and therefore there are still thousands of new species to be discovered.

Keywords

Acari Eriophyoidea Pathogen Plant Parasitic mites Prostigmata

Editors and affiliations

  • Edward A. Ueckermann
    • 1
  1. 1.ARC-Plant Protection Research InstituteQueenswoodSouth Africa

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-9562-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-9561-9
  • Online ISBN 978-90-481-9562-6
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