Advanced Technologies for Managing Insect Pests

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Isaac Ishaaya, Subba Reddy Palli, A. Rami Horowitz
Springer Science & Business Media, Jul 20, 2012 - Science - 328 pages
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Among the highlights of this book is the use of novel insecticides acting on a specific site in an insect group and are compatible with natural enemies and the environment. One of such approaches is based on disrupting the activity of biochemical sites acting on transcription factors such as the Helix-Loop-Helix (bHLH) family, anti juvenile hormone (AJH) agents that target JH biosynthetic enzymes, G-protein coupled receptors (GPCR) and bursicon as a target for insect control. Another one is the biotechnology or the genetic approach such as gene silencing (RNA interference) and Bt-crops. Other sections of the book are devoted to the plant’s natural products, optical manipulation and the use of nanotechnology for improving insect control methods.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Advanced Technologies for Managing Insect Pests An Overview
1
Chapter 2 bHLH Transcription Factors Potential Target Sites for Insecticide Development
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Chapter 3 Juvenile Hormone Biosynthetic Enzymes as Targets for Insecticide Discovery
31
Chapter 4 G ProteinCoupled Receptors as Target Sites for Insecticide Discovery
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Chapter 5 Bursicon as a Potential Target for Insect Control
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Chapter 6 CellBased Screening Systems for Insecticides
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Chapter 7 Advanced Screening to Identify Novel Pesticides
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Chapter 8 Arthropod Genomics and Pest Management Targeting GPCRs
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Chapter 10 Comparative Aspects of Cry Toxin Usage in Insect Control
195
Chapter 11 Plant Natural Products for Pest Management The Magic of Mixtures
231
Chapter 12 Optical Manipulations An Advance Approach for Reducing Sucking Insect Pests
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Chapter 13 Recent Progress in Bed Bug Management
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Chapter 14 Advanced Methods for Controlling Insect Pests in Dry Food
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Chapter 15 Nanotechnology An Advanced Approach to the Development of Potent Insecticides
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Index
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Chapter 9 RNA Interference and Its Potential for Developing New Control Methods Against Insect Pests
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