Egg Parasitoids in Agroecosystems with Emphasis on Trichogramma (Google eBook)

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Fernando L. Consoli, José Roberto Postali Parra, Roberto Antônio Zucchi
Springer Science & Business Media, Sep 28, 2010 - Technology & Engineering - 492 pages
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Egg Parasitoids in Agroecosystems with emphasis on Trichogramma was conceived to help in the promotion of biological control through egg parasitoids by providing both basic and applied information. The book has a series of chapters dedicated to the understanding of egg parasitoid taxonomy, development, nutrition and reproduction, host recognition and utilization, and their distribution and host associations. There are also several chapters focusing on the mass production and commercialization of egg parasitoids for biological control, addressing important issues such as parasitoid quality control, the risk assessment of egg parasitoids to non-target species, the use of egg parasitoids in integrated pest management programs and the impact of GMO on these natural enemies. Chapters provide an in depth analysis of the literature available, are richly illustrated, and propose future trends.
  

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Contents

3 Antennal Structures Used in Communication by Egg Parasitoids
57
Exploitation of Host Chemical Cues
97
5 Genetics of the Behavioral Ecology of Egg Parasitoids
149
6 Sex Ratio Modulators of Egg Parasitoids
167
Chalcidoidea with a Focus on the Genera Attacking Lepidoptera
191
8 Diversity and Hosts of Trichogramma in the New World with Emphasis in South America
219
9 Species Diversity and Host Associations of Trichogramma in Eurasia
237
10 Mass Rearing of Egg Parasitoids for Biological Control Programs
267
12 Quality Control of Mass Reared Egg Parasitoids
315
13 Biological Control with Egg Parasitoids other than Trichogramma the Citrus and Grape Cases
341
14 Egg Parasitoids Commercialization in the New World
373
15 Egg Parasitoids in Biological Control and Integrated Pest Management
389
16 Risk Assessment and Nontarget Effects of Egg Parasitoids in Biological Control
413
17 Genetically Modified Crops and Biological Control with Egg Parasitoids
443
Subject Index
467
Natural Enemy Species Index
473

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