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Title Advanced technologies for managing insect pests / Isaac Ishaaya, Subba Reddy Palli, A. Rami Horowitz, editors
Published Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, ©2012


Description 1 online resource
Contents Advanced Technologies for Managing Insect Pests: An Overview / A. Rami Horowitz and Isaac Ishaaya -- bHLH Transcription Factors: Potential Target Sites for Insecticide Development / Kavita Bitra and Subba Reddy Palli -- Juvenile Hormone Biosynthetic Enzymes as Targets for Insecticide Discovery / Michel Cusson, Stephanie E. Sen and Tetsuro Shinoda -- G Protein-Coupled Receptors as Target Sites for Insecticide Discovery / Hua Bai and Subba Reddy Palli -- Bursicon as a Potential Target for Insect Control / Shengzhang Dong and Qisheng Song -- Cell-Based Screening Systems for Insecticides / Guy Smagghe and Luc Swevers -- Advanced Screening to Identify Novel Pesticides / Yoshiaki Nakagawa and Toshiyuki Harada -- Arthropod Genomics and Pest Management Targeting GPCRs / Cornelis J.P. Grimmelikhuijzen and Frank Hauser -- RNA Interference and Its Potential for Developing New Control Methods Against Insect Pests / Murad Ghanim and Adi Kliot -- Comparative Aspects of Cry Toxin Usage in Insect Control / András Székács and Béla Darvas -- Plant Natural Products for Pest Management: The Magic of Mixtures / Yasmin Akhtar and Murray B. Isman -- Optical Manipulations: An Advance Approach for Reducing Sucking Insect Pests / David Ben-Yakir, Yehezkel Antignus, Yossi Offir and Yosepha Shahak -- Recent Progress in Bed Bug Management / Kenneth F. Haynes and Michael F. Potter -- Advanced Methods for Controlling Insect Pests in Dry Food / Moshe Kostyukovsky and Eli Shaaya -- Nanotechnology: An Advanced Approach to the Development of Potent Insecticides / Katrin Margulis-Goshen and Shlomo Magdassi
Summary Among the highlights of this book is the use of novel insecticides acting on a specific site in an insect group and are compatible with natural enemies and the environment. One of such approaches is based on disrupting the activity of biochemical sites acting on transcription factors such as the basic Helix-Loop-Helix (bHLH) family, anti juvenile hormone (AJH) agents that target JH biosynthetic enzymes, G-protein coupled receptors (GPCR) and bursicon as targets for insect control. Another one is the biotechnology or the genetic approach such as gene silencing (RNA interference) and Bt-crops. Other sections of the book are devoted to the plant's natural products, optical manipulation and the use of nanotechnology for improving insect control methods
Analysis Life sciences
Animal genetics
Animal Genetics and Genomics
Gene Function
Nanoscale Science and Technology
moleculaire genetica
molecular genetics
Biology (General)
Biologie (algemeen)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Insect pests -- Control.
Pests -- Integrated control.
Pests -- Control.
Pest Control
Insect Control
pest control.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Agriculture -- General.
Insect pests -- Control.
Pests -- Integrated control.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Ishaaya, I.
Palli, Subba Reddy
Horowitz, A. Rami, 1942-
LC no. 2012943161
ISBN 9789400744974