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Sustainability in Plant and Crop Protection

Microbes for Sustainable Insect Pest Management

An Eco-friendly Approach - Volume 1

Editors: Khan, Md. Aslam, Ahmad, Wasim (Eds.)

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  • Volume is compiled with the contribution of legend workers in insect pest management
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This Volume comprises 14 chapters in an attempt to provide the reader with available information on safe and effective use of entomopathogens. Chapters in this book dealing with soil-borne entomopathogens and their phylogeny also provide a review on most updated information of their isolation and molecular identification. Employing fungal pathogens in biological control programmes plays a key role, and conidial thermotolerance and oxidative stress are examined in separate chapters. Entomopathogenic bacteria are able to kill their hosts quickly. An important contribution concerns informations provided upon bacterial cytotoxic factors on insect haemocytes. Nematodes are biological control agents safe to the environment. The information with respect to their direct and indirect effects on non-target organisms is provided. Viruses as highly specific, virulent candidates for use as biological insecticides are safe to non-target species. A separate chapter on the role of granuloviruses in IPM contributes a wealth of information. Biopesticides in combination with synthetic insecticides are reported as effective, economic, and eco-friendly. Understanding their interactions will certainly promote their uses. Finally, emphasis has been given on reviewing synergistic and antagonistic interactions of microbial and chemical pesticides, in other chapters.

About the authors

Md. Aslam Khan Ph.D (2006) in Entomology (Zoology), from Aligarh Muslim University, India, is Assistant Professor at the Department of Biology, Jazan University, Saudi Arabia. Dr. Khan has more than 13 years of teaching and research experience in microbial control of insect pests. As Research Associate, he worked for Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India. He has also to his credit more than 47 research publications in peer-reviewed national and international journals, including 13 book chapters and two book volumes with International publishers. He is fellow of the reputed scientific societies like Royal entomological society of London, The linnean society of London, The entomological society of India. His work is mainly focus on management of insect pests using non chemical means.

Wasim Ahmad Ph. D (1981), D. Sc (1993) in Nematology (Zoology) from Aligarh Muslim University is a Professor (full) of Nematology at Department of Zoology, Aligarh Muslim University, India. He has wide experience of working in leading Nematology laboratories of the world and has published extensively on nematode taxonomy, ecology and the role of Entomopathogenic nematodes in insect biocontrol.  He is recipient of several national and International awards and is Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences (FNASc) and the National Academy of Agriculture Sciences (FNAAS) India.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook £87.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-23045-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £159.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-23044-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Microbes for Sustainable Insect Pest Management
Book Subtitle
An Eco-friendly Approach - Volume 1
Editors
  • Md. Aslam Khan
  • Wasim Ahmad
Series Title
Sustainability in Plant and Crop Protection
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-23045-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-23045-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-23044-9
Series ISSN
2567-9805
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 396
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations, 19 illustrations in colour
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