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Title Biorational control of arthropod pests : application and resistance management / Isaac Ishaaya, A. Rami Horowitz, editors
Published Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, ©2009


Description 1 online resource (xi, 408 pages) : illustrations
Contents Biorational Pest Control -- An Overview -- Agonists/Antagonists of the Insect Kinin and Pyrokinin/PBAN Neuropeptide Classes as Tools for Rational Pest Control -- Rational Design of Insect Control Agents: The PK/PBAN Family as a Study Case -- Tyramine and Octopamine Receptors as a Source of Biorational Insecticides -- Recent Advances in the Mode of Action of Juvenile Hormones and Their Analogs --?-Aminobutyric Acid Receptors: A Rationale for Developing Selective Insect Pest Control Chemicals -- Natural Products: Plant Lectins as Important Tools in Controlling Pest Insects -- Genetically Modified Insects as a Tool for Biorational Control -- Symbiosis Research as a Novel Strategy for Insect Pest Control -- Novel Approaches for the Management of Mealybug Pests -- Manipulation of Insect Signaling for Monitoring and Control of Pest Insects -- Physical Control: An Important Tool in Pest Management Programs -- A Systems Approach to IPM Integration, Ecological Assessment and Resistance Management in Tree Fruit Orchards -- Mechanisms of Acaricide Resistance in the Two-Spotted Spider Mite Tetranychus urticae
Summary This book deals with various approaches for arthropod pest control. One approach is based on disrupting the activity of specific biochemical sites such as neuropeptides, ecdysone and juvenile hormones or tyramine, octopamine and GABA receptors. Another approach is the use of natural products obtained from tropical plants and other biological systems for pest control. Finally, the exploiting of genetically modified insects, plants and symbionts along with male/female call disturbance are important novel tools in crop protection. Countermeasures for resistance to biorational control agents using
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Insect pests -- Biological control.
Biological pest control agents.
Pests -- Biological control.
Pest Control, Biological
Sciences de la vie.
Biological pest control agents.
Insect pests -- Biological control.
Form Electronic book
Author Ishaaya, I.
Horowitz, A. Rami, 1942-
ISBN 9789048123162