Biology of the Insect Midgut

  • M. J. Lehane
  • P. F. Billingsley

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Structural Biology of the Midgut

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. P. F. Billingsley, M. J. Lehane
      Pages 3-30
    3. K. M. Baldwin, R. S. Hakim, M. J. Loeb, S. Y. Sadrud-Din
      Pages 31-54
    4. F. Sehnal, D. Žitňan
      Pages 55-85
    5. R. L. Tellam
      Pages 86-114
  3. Digestion and Transport

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. W. R. Terra, C. Ferreira, B. P. Jordão, R. J. Dillon
      Pages 153-194
    3. M. J. Lehane, H. M. Müller, A. Crisanti
      Pages 195-205
    4. W. R. Terra, C. Ferreira, J. E. Baker
      Pages 206-235
    5. U. Klein, A. Koch, D. F. Moffett
      Pages 236-264
    6. V. F. Sacchi, M. G. Wolfersberger
      Pages 265-292
    7. S. Turunen, K. Crailsheim
      Pages 293-320
  4. The Midgut as a Target for Control Strategies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 321-321
    2. P. Willadsen, P. F. Billingsley
      Pages 323-344
    3. P. V. Pietrantonio, S. S. Gill
      Pages 345-372
    4. G. W. Felton, J. A. Gatehouse
      Pages 373-416
  5. The Midgut as an Environment for Other Organisms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 417-417
    2. A. E. Douglas, C. B. Beard
      Pages 419-431
    3. D. C. Kaslow, S. Welburn
      Pages 432-462
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 463-486

About this book


Entomological research benefits from a great diversity of technical approaches - from the molecular to the descriptive - and these are applied to an even greater diversity of insect species. As a consequence, common themes and trends in entomological research can often be overlooked as each researcher focuses on his or her own area of interest. The purpose of this volume is to bring together diverse areas of research under one common theme.
The book is divisible into four conceptual areas: the structural biology of the midgut; digestion and transport; the insect midgut as a target for control strategies; and the idgut as an environment for other organisms. Each chapter is written by scientists active in the reviewed research area and a truly international team of contributors has been chosen by the editors.
Biology of the Insect Midgut will be of immense use to advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students, and researchers in entomology, physiology and pest control.


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Editors and affiliations

  • M. J. Lehane
    • 1
  • P. F. Billingsley
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Biological SciencesUniversity of WalesBangor, GwyneddUK
  2. 2.Department of ZoologyUniversity of AberdeenAberdeenUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7179-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-1519-0
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