Author(s): Lawrence A. Lacey and Harry Okay. Kaya
The 38 chapters of this Field Manual give you the equipment required for making plans experiments with entomopathogens and their implementation within the box. Basic equipment come with chapters at the principle and apply of microbial keep an eye on brokers, statistical design of experiments, apparatus and alertness methods. The primary pathogen teams are lined in particular person chapters (virus, micro organism, protozoa, fungi, nematodes). Subsequent chapters take care of the affect of naturally happening and offered unique pathogens and inundative utility of microbial keep an eye on brokers. The biggest phase of the Manual consists of 21 chapters at the utility and analysis of entomopathogens in quite a lot of agricultural, wooded area, home and aquatic habitats. Mites and slugs expand the scope of the ebook. Supplementary tactics and media for follow-up laboratory research are described. Three ultimate chapters duvet the analysis of Bt transgenic crops, resistance to insect pathogens and techniques to regulate it, and pointers for comparing the results of MCAs on nontarget organisms. Readership: Researchers, graduate scholars, practitioners of built-in pest control, regulators, the ones doing environmental affect research. The ebook is a stand-alone reference, however could also be complementary to the laboratory-oriented Manual of Techniques in Insect Pathology and an identical complete texts.