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Identification of the Groups of Insect Pathogens

  • George O. PoinarJr.
  • Gerard M. Thomas

Abstract

Disease may be considered to be a state in which the body, or a tissue or organ of the body, is disturbed either functionally or structurally or both. Insect diseases may be infectious, that is, caused by pathogens, or noninfectious—caused by abiotic factors (temperature, starvation, chemicals, injury). As only the former condition is dealt with here, one should keep in mind that a seemingly diseased insect without any visible foreign particles may have a noninfectious disease, and, aside from the possibility of a noninclusion virus, factors other than those pathogens listed here should be considered as causative.

Keywords

Weak Solution Tious Particle Infectious Particle Ciliate Protozoan Pathogen Disease 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • George O. PoinarJr.
    • 1
  • Gerard M. Thomas
    • 1
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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