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Advanced Technologies for Managing Insect Pests

  • Isaac Ishaaya
  • Subba Reddy Palli
  • A. Rami Horowitz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. A. Rami Horowitz, Isaac Ishaaya
    Pages 1-11
  3. Michel Cusson, Stephanie E. Sen, Tetsuro Shinoda
    Pages 31-55
  4. Shengzhang Dong, Qisheng Song
    Pages 83-105
  5. Guy Smagghe, Luc Swevers
    Pages 107-134
  6. Yoshiaki Nakagawa, Toshiyuki Harada
    Pages 135-163
  7. Cornelis J. P. Grimmelikhuijzen, Frank Hauser
    Pages 165-177
  8. András Székács, Béla Darvas
    Pages 195-230
  9. Yasmin Akhtar, Murray B. Isman
    Pages 231-247
  10. David Ben-Yakir, Yehezkel Antignus, Yossi Offir, Yosepha Shahak
    Pages 249-267
  11. Kenneth F. Haynes, Michael F. Potter
    Pages 269-278
  12. Moshe Kostyukovsky, Eli Shaaya
    Pages 279-294
  13. Katrin Margulis-Goshen, Shlomo Magdassi
    Pages 295-314
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 315-326

About this book


Among the highlights of this book is the use of novel insecticides acting on a specific site in an insect group and are compatible with natural enemies and the environment. One of such approaches is based on disrupting the activity of biochemical sites acting on transcription factors such as the basic Helix-Loop-Helix (bHLH) family, anti juvenile hormone (AJH) agents that target JH biosynthetic enzymes, G-protein coupled receptors (GPCR) and bursicon as targets for insect control. Another one is the biotechnology or the genetic approach such as gene silencing (RNA interference) and Bt-crops. Other sections of the book are devoted to the plant’s natural products, optical manipulation and the use of nanotechnology for improving insect control methods.


Entomology Insect’s Genome Insect’s Target Sites Management of Insect Pests Selective Insecticides

Editors and affiliations

  • Isaac Ishaaya
    • 1
  • Subba Reddy Palli
    • 2
  • A. Rami Horowitz
    • 3
  1. 1.The Volcani Center, Dept. of EntomologyAgricultural Research OrganizationBet DaganIsrael
  2. 2.College of Agriculture, EntomologyUniversity of KentuckyLexingtonUSA
  3. 3., EntomologyGilat Research CenterGilatIsrael

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