Entomopathogenic Bacteria: from Laboratory to Field Application
ISBN/ASIN: 9789048155422,9789401714297 | 2000 | English | pdf | 524/532 pages | 13.1 Mb
Publisher: Springer Netherlands | Author: Fergus G. Priest (auth.), Jean-François Charles, Armelle Delécluse, Christina Nielsen-Le Roux (eds.) | Edition: 1
Entomopathogenic bacteria (Bacillus thuringiensis and B. sphaericus) are increasingly used as biopesticides to control larval insect populations which are either agricultural or forestry pests and to reduce those which as adults are vectors of severe human diseases.
This new book, the first since 1993 to address all aspects of entomopathogenic bacteria, provides undergraduate and graduate students as well as research scientists with a complete, modern view of this important group of bacteria.
The authors, chosen for their sustained contributions to the field, cover both fundamental and applied research in this area. The main topics include bacterial ecology and taxonomy, toxin diversity, activity and mode of action, regulation and environment of the genes, safety and ecotoxicology, production and field application of the bacteria, and outbreaks of resistant populations. The book concludes with the most recent data obtained on transgenic biotechnology and addresses environmental impact issues.