The only available book that provides an updated knowledge on microbial products mediated biological control
Volume is compiled with the contribution of legend workers in insect pest management
This volume is expected to be of great help to post-graduate students and researchers in plant protection
Part of the book series: Sustainability in Plant and Crop Protection (SUPP, volume 17)
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Table of contents (11 chapters)
About this book
The search for new strategies of pest control with safer molecules is currently of great importance and interest. Microbe-mediated biological crop protection is an attractive and promising technology with no concern for a negative impact on the environment and biodiversity. Microbial hydrolytic enzymes such as proteases, chitinases, lipases, etc. are attractive for this purpose. They present toxic properties and act synergistically to control pest attacks. Also, some metabolites, that microorganisms produce for their survival or defense, can be explored and exploited for plant protection.
The focus of this Volume is on the potential of microbial hydrolytic enzymes and their metabolites in agroecosystem functioning. Subsequent chapters review topics such as microbial hydrolytic enzymes as powerful management tools, chitinases in IPM of agro-horticultural crops, metabolites as pesticides and the importance of the metabolites of entomopathogenic fungi, metabolites and virulence factors. Other topicas include: microbial-based nanoparticles, recombinant DNA technologies to improve the efficacy of microbial insecticides, the effects of entomopathogens on insect predators and parasitoids, and the management of major vegetable insect pests.
This Volume provides detailed accounts on the safe use of microbial products for sustainable management of insect pests. Its aim is to build solid foundations for the students, teachers, and researchers interested in eco-friendly management of important insect crop pests.
- Secondary metabolite
- Secondary metabolite
- Insect pest
- Eco-friendly management
Editors and Affiliations
Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Jazan University, Jazan, Saudi Arabia
Md. Aslam Khan
Department of Zoology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India
About the editors
Wasim Ahmad Ph. D (1981), D. Sc (1993) in Nematology (Zoology) from Aligarh Muslim University is a Professor (full) of Nematology at Department of Zoology, Aligarh Muslim University, India. He has wide experience of working in leading Nematology laboratories of the world and has published extensively on nematode taxonomy, ecology and the role of Entomopathogenic nematodes in insect biocontrol. He is recipient of several national and International awards and is Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences (FNASc) and the National Academy of Agriculture Sciences (FNAAS) India.
Book Title: Microbes for Sustainable lnsect Pest Management
Book Subtitle: Hydrolytic Enzyme & Secondary Metabolite – Volume 2
Editors: Md. Aslam Khan, Wasim Ahmad
Series Title: Sustainability in Plant and Crop Protection
Publisher: Springer Cham
eBook Packages: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
Copyright Information: Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-67230-0Published: 29 April 2021
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-67233-1Published: 29 April 2022
eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-67231-7Published: 12 April 2021
Series ISSN: 2567-9805
Series E-ISSN: 2567-9821
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XI, 274
Number of Illustrations: 4 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour
Topics: Invertebrate Zoology, Plant Pathology, Agriculture, Soil Science