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Sustainability in Plant and Crop Protection

Microbes for Sustainable lnsect Pest Management

Hydrolytic Enzyme & Secondary Metabolite – Volume 2

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

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  • The only available book that provides an updated knowledge on microbial products mediated biological control
  • Volume is compiled with the contribution of legend workers in insect pest management
  • This volume is expected to be of great help to post-graduate students and researchers in plant protection
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The search for new strategies of pest control with safer molecules is currently of great importance and interest. Microbe-mediated biological crop protection is an attractive and promising technology with no concern for a negative impact on the environment and biodiversity. Microbial hydrolytic enzymes such as proteases, chitinases, lipases, etc. are attractive for this purpose. They present toxic properties and act synergistically to control pest attacks. Also, some metabolites, that microorganisms produce for their survival or defense, can be explored and exploited for plant protection.

The focus of this Volume is on the potential of microbial hydrolytic enzymes and their metabolites in agroecosystem functioning. Subsequent chapters review topics such as microbial hydrolytic enzymes as powerful management tools, chitinases in IPM of agro-horticultural crops, metabolites as pesticides and the importance of the metabolites of entomopathogenic fungi, metabolites and virulence factors. Other topicas include: microbial-based nanoparticles, recombinant DNA technologies to improve the efficacy of microbial insecticides, the effects of entomopathogens on insect predators and parasitoids, and the management of major vegetable insect pests.

This Volume provides detailed accounts on the safe use of microbial products for sustainable management of insect pests. Its aim is to build solid foundations for the students, teachers, and researchers interested in eco-friendly management of important insect crop pests. 

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 (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Microbial Hydrolytic Enzymes: Powerful Weapons Against Insect Pests

    Pages 1-31

    Lopes, F. C. (et al.)

  • Role of Bacterial and Fungal Chitinases in Integrated Management of Pest and Diseases of Agro-Horticultural Crops

    Pages 33-57

    Dukare, Ajinath S. (et al.)

  • Hydrolytic Enzymes and Integrated Pest Management

    Pages 59-74

    Ahmad, Tariq (et al.)

  • Microbial Metabolites as Pesticides

    Pages 75-88

    Dara, Surendra K.

  • Unraveling the Importance of Metabolites from Entomopathogenic Fungi in Insect Pest Management

    Pages 89-120

    Paschapur, Amit (et al.)

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eBook $189.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-67231-7
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Hardcover $249.99
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Microbes for Sustainable lnsect Pest Management
Book Subtitle
Hydrolytic Enzyme & Secondary Metabolite – Volume 2
Editors
  • Md. Aslam Khan
  • Wasim Ahmad
Series Title
Sustainability in Plant and Crop Protection
Series Volume
17
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-67231-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-67231-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-67230-0
Series ISSN
2567-9805
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 274
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour
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