The first edition of Tanada and Kaya's Insect Pathology is the standard reference in the field for researchers and both undergraduate and graduate students and is well known worldwide among entomologists. However, the field has seen rapid advances in the 20 years since its original publication, and the new edition brings together an essential and updated resource for researchers with 13 chapters edited by Fernando E. Vega and Harry K. Kaya.
Many of these advances involve new insights on ecology as well as phylogenetics and molecular biology of viruses, bacteria, fungi, microsporidia, nematodes, and protists. All these aspects, as well as basic biology, diagnosis, infectious process and pathogenesis, host response, transmission and more, are covered by renowned experts in their respective fields. The second edition of Insect Pathology includes chapters on the history of this discipline, principles of microbial control and epizootiology, diseases of beneficial insects, host resistance, and Wolbachia. This thoroughly illustrated and up-to-date revision will provide insect pathologists, entomologists, microbiologists, mycologists, nematologists, protistologists, ecologists, and practitioners of biological control of insect pests with a solid and much-needed reference.
- Covers all major groups of insect pathogens
- Includes chapters on the history of insect pathology, principles of microbial control and epizootiology, host resistance, Wolbachia and diseases of beneficial insects
- Includes contributions from the leading researchers and emerging leaders in their fields
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1. Scope and Basic Principles of Insect Pathology Harry K. Kaya and Fernando E. Vega 2. History of Insect Pathology Elizabeth W. Davidson 3. Principles of Epizootiology and Microbial Control David I. Shapiro-Ilan, Denny Bruck, and Lawrence A. Lacey 4. Baculoviruses and Other Occluded Insect Viruses Robert Harrison and Kelli Hoover 5. RNA Viruses Infecting Pest Insects Yan Ping Chen, James J. Becnel, and Steven M. Valles 6. Fungal Entomopathogens Fernando E. Vega, Nicolai V. Meyling, Janet Jennifer Luangsa-ard, and Meredith Blackwell 7. Microsporidian Entomopathogens Leellen F. Solter, James J. Becnel, and David H. Oi 8. Bacterial Entomopathogens Juan Luis Jurat-Fuentes and Trevor Jackson 9. Wolbachia Infections in Arthropod Hosts Grant Hughes and Jason L. Rasgon 10. Protistan Entomopathogens Carlos E. Lange and Jeffrey C. Lord 11. Nematode Parasites and Entomopathogens Edwin E. Lewis and David J. Clarke 12. From Silkworms to Bees: Diseases of Beneficial Insects Rosalind R. James and Zengzhi Li 13. Physiology and Ecology of Host Defense Against Microbial Invaders Jonathan G. Lundgren and Juan Luis Jurat-Fuentes