Entomopathogenic Bacteria: from Laboratory to Field Application

  • Jean-François Charles
  • Armelle Delécluse
  • Christina Nielsen-Le Roux

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. The Entomopathogenic Bacteria

  3. Toxins and Genes

    1. Armelle Delécluse, Victor Juárez-Pérez, Colin Berry
      Pages 101-125
    2. Didier Lereclus, Hervé Agaisse
      Pages 127-142
    3. Marie-Laure Rosso, Jacques Mahillon, Armelle Delécluse
      Pages 143-166
  4. Mode of Action and Resistance

    1. Peter Lüthy, Michael G. Wolfersberger
      Pages 167-180
    2. Stephen F. Garczynski, Michael J. Adang
      Pages 181-197
    3. Jean-François Charles, Maria Helena Silva-Filha, Christina Nielsen-LeRoux
      Pages 237-252
  5. Safety and Ecotoxicology of Entomopathogenic Bacteria

    1. Lawrence A. Lacey, Joel P. Siegel
      Pages 253-273
  6. Standardisation, Production and Registration

    1. Ole Skovmand, Isabelle Thiéry, Gary Benzon
      Pages 275-295
    2. Eduardo Aranda, Argelia Lorence, Ma. del Refugio Trejo
      Pages 317-332
    3. Gary N. Libman, Susan C. MacIntosh
      Pages 333-353
  7. Field Application and Resistance Management

    1. Kees van Frankenhuyzen
      Pages 371-382
    2. Richard T. Roush
      Pages 399-417
    3. Lêda Regis, Christina Nielsen-LeRoux
      Pages 419-439
  8. Biotechnology and Risk Assessment

  9. Back Matter
    Pages 505-524

About this book


Entomopathogenic bacteria (Bacillus thuringiensis and B. sphaericus) are increasingly used as biopesticides to control larval insect populations which are either agricultural or forestry pests and to reduce those which as adults are vectors of severe human diseases.
This new book, the first since 1993 to address all aspects of entomopathogenic bacteria, provides undergraduate and graduate students as well as research scientists with a complete, modern view of this important group of bacteria.
The authors, chosen for their sustained contributions to the field, cover both fundamental and applied research in this area. The main topics include bacterial ecology and taxonomy, toxin diversity, activity and mode of action, regulation and environment of the genes, safety and ecotoxicology, production and field application of the bacteria, and outbreaks of resistant populations. The book concludes with the most recent data obtained on transgenic biotechnology and addresses environmental impact issues.


Toxin bacteria biodiversity ecology environment production protein

Editors and affiliations

  • Jean-François Charles
    • 1
  • Armelle Delécluse
    • 1
  • Christina Nielsen-Le Roux
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut PasteurParisFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5542-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-1429-7
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