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Title Biotechnology for biological control of pests and vectors / editor Karl Maramorosch, Ph. D
Published Boca Raton : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, [2018]


Description 1 online resource (371 pages)
Series CRC revivals
CRC revivals
Contents Intro; Title Page; Copyright Page; Preface; The Editor; Contributors; Contents; Genetic Engineering of Bacterial Biocontrol Agents; Chapter 1 Bacillus Thuringiensis Insecticidal Crystal Proteins: Gene Structure, Action, and Utilization; Chapter 2 Mosquitocidal Toxin Gene of Bacillus Thuringiensis Subspecies Israelensis; Chapter 3 The Bacillus Sphaericus Toxins and Their Potential for Biotechnological Development; Chapter 4 Insect Resistance to Bacillus Thuringiensis; Genetic Engineering of Viruses and Nematodes; Chapter 5 Development of Genetically Enhanced Baculovirus Pesticides
Chapter 6 Genetic Engineering of Nematodes for Pest ControlBioengineering of Plants; Chapter 7 Engineering of Insect Resistance in Plants with Bacillus Thuringiensis Genes; Chapter 8 Plant Transformation by Particle Bombardment; Chapter 9 Monoclonal Antibodies for Detection of Rice Viruses: Grassy Stunt, Stripe, Dwarf, Gall Dwarf, and Ragged Stunt; Insect Cell Fusion; Chapter 10 Fusion of Cultured Insect Cells; Medical Aspects; Chapter 11 Control of Mosquito Vectors by Genetically Engineered Bacillus Thuringiensis and B. Sphaericus in the Tropics
Chapter 12 Biomedical Applications of Monoclonal Antibodies (McAb) Against Entamoeba HistolyticaChapter 13 Human Onchocerciasis: New Immunodiagnostic Assays and Control Measures; Mass Production of Microbial and Viral Biocontrol Agents; Chapter 14 Mass Production of Bacillus Thuringiensis and B. Sphaericus For Microbial Control of Insect Pests; Chapter 15 Mass Production of Viral Insecticides; Regulatory and Environmental Aspects; Chapter 16 Federal Regulation of Biotechnology: Jurisdiction of The U.S. Department of Agriculture
Summary This book describes new strategies being used to combat disease agents and invertebrate pests. Outstanding experts from the United States, Belgium, China, Guatemala, Japan, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand have contributed chapters that cover the latest achievements in genetic engineering, emphasizing the microbial and viral biological control agents that can provide environmentally safe, economical control systems. Topics discussed include genetic engineering of Bacillus thuringiensis and B. sphaericus, the development of insect resistance to microbial biocontrol agents, engineering of baculoviruses and nematodes, bioengineering of plants, plant transformation by particle bombardment, fusion of cultured insect cells, new immunodiagnostic assays and control measures against parasitic human diseases, and genetically engineered microbial agents for malaria control. The book also presents improved mass production procedures of microbial and viral biocontrol agents, as well as regulatory and environmental aspects of genetically engineered biocontrol agents. Biotechnology for Biological Control of Pests and Vectors will provide a valuable reference for researchers and students of biological control, microbiology, virology, and molecular biology
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Chapter 17 Environmental Impacts of Genetically Engineered Microbial and Viral Biocontrol AgentsIndex
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Subject Vector control -- Biological control.
Pests -- Biological control.
Biological pest control agents -- Biotechnology
Pest Control, Biological
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Agriculture -- General.
Biological pest control agents -- Biotechnology.
Pests -- Biological control.
Vector control -- Biological control.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Maramorosch, Karl, editor.
ISBN 9781351087209