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Laboratory Guide to Insect Pathogens and Parasites

  • George O. PoinarJr.
  • Gerard M. Thomas

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. George O. Poinar Jr., Gerard M. Thomas
    Pages 1-3
  3. George O. Poinar Jr., Gerard M. Thomas
    Pages 5-55
  4. George O. Poinar Jr., Gerard M. Thomas
    Pages 57-77
  5. George O. Poinar Jr., Gerard M. Thomas
    Pages 79-103
  6. George O. Poinar Jr., Gerard M. Thomas
    Pages 105-170
  7. George O. Poinar Jr., Gerard M. Thomas
    Pages 171-233
  8. George O. Poinar Jr., Gerard M. Thomas
    Pages 235-280
  9. George O. Poinar Jr., Gerard M. Thomas
    Pages 281-325
  10. George O. Poinar Jr., Gerard M. Thomas
    Pages 327-334
  11. George O. Poinar Jr., Gerard M. Thomas
    Pages 335-364
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 365-392

About this book

Introduction

After the publication of the Diagnostic Manual for the Identification of Insect Pathogens, the authors received many queries asking why they had not included the larger metazoan parasites as well as the microbial forms. An examination of the literature indicated that pictorial guides to the identification of nematodes and the immature stages of insect parasites were unavailable. Consequently we decided to rewrite the sections cover­ ing insect pathogens and combine these with new sections on ento­ mogenous nematodes and the immature stages of insect parasites. The result is the present laboratory guide, which is unique in covering all types of biotic agents which are found inside insects and cause them injury or disease. Included as parasites are insects and nematodes. Among the pathogens included are viruses, rickettsias, bacteria, fungi, and protozoans. Emphasis is placed on identification with an attempt to use the most easily recognizable characters. Use of a certain number of technical terms is unavoidable, and explanations of these can be found in most biological dictionaries or the glossary of invertebrate pathology prepared by Steinhaus and Martignoni (1970).

Keywords

Metazoa fungi insects parasites protozoa

Authors and affiliations

  • George O. PoinarJr.
    • 1
  • Gerard M. Thomas
    • 1
  1. 1.College of Natural ResourcesUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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