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Trends in Insect Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Editors: Kumar, Dhiraj, Gong, Chengliang (Eds.)

  • An up-to-date overview on recent developments in insect molecular biology and biotechnology
  • Covers economically important model organisms such as silkworm, drosophila and honey bee
  • Draws together different aspect in this interdisciplinary research field
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About this book

This book provides an overview on the basics in insect molecular biology and presents the most recent developments in several fields such as insect genomics and proteomics, insect pathology and applications of insect derived compounds in modern research. The book aims to provide a common platform for the molecular entomologist to stimulate further research in insect molecular biology and biotechnology.

Insects are one of the most versatile groups of the animal kingdom.  Due to their large population sizes and adaptability since long they attract researchers’ interest as efficient resource for agricultural and biotechnological purposes. Several economically important insects such as Silkworms, Honey Bee, Lac and Drosophila or Termites were established as invertebrate model organisms. Starting with the era of genetic engineering, a broad range of molecular and genetic tools have been developed to study the molecular biology of these insects in detail and thus opened up a new horizon for multidisciplinary research. Nowadays, insect derived products are widely used in biomedical and biotechnology industries. 

The book targets researchers from both academia and industry, professors and graduate students working in molecular biology, biotechnology and entomology.




About the authors

Dr. Dhiraj Kumar completed his post-doctorate at the Molecular Biology Laboratory, School of Biology and Basic Medical Science, Soochow University, China, and selected as a visiting scientist in the prestigious Talented Young Scientist Programme of the Chinese Government. He also worked as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Zoology, Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya (A Central University), Bilaspur (C.G.), India. Dr. Kumar received a young scientist award and an outstanding paper award for his research contributions in biological science. He has published numerous research papers in renowned international journals including those from the Nature Publishing Group and has filed a patent for his new innovation. Presently Dr. Kumar’s research is focused on metagenomics, transgenic technology, and biomedical science.


Dr. Chengliang Gong is currently serving at Soochow University, China, as a Professor and Dean of the Department of Applied Biology, School of Biology and Basic Medical Science. He is also Vice President of the Sericultural Society of Jiangsu Province, China. Prof. Gong has carried out over forty research projects as a PI funded by various research funding organizations of China and has published more than fifty research papers in international journals. He has also obtained ten patents as the first inventor. His major research interests are in the areas of genetic manipulation, molecular biology, biochemistry, and pathology of insects and aquatic animals.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Molecular Marker-Assisted Selection Breeding in Silkworm, Bombyx mori

    Mundkur, Rajendra (et al.)

    Pages 3-34

  • Molecular, Neuronal, and Behavioral Mechanism of Communication Among Insect Species: A Review

    Baitharu, Iswar (et al.)

    Pages 35-51

  • Monocyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (MAHs) Induced Toxicity in Drosophila: How Close How Far?

    Singh, Mahendra P. (et al.)

    Pages 53-65

  • Tracing of Evolution in Silkworm, Bombyx mori L., on the Basis of Molecular Studies

    Muniraju, E. (et al.)

    Pages 67-84

  • Long Noncoding RNA: Disclosing New Horizon in the Molecular World of Insects

    Kumar, Dhiraj (et al.)

    Pages 85-102

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eBook $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-61343-7
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-61342-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Trends in Insect Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
Editors
  • Dhiraj Kumar
  • Chengliang Gong
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-61343-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-61343-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-61342-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 378
Number of Illustrations and Tables
9 b/w illustrations, 80 illustrations in colour
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