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Insect Symbiosis, Volume 3

Insect Symbiosis, Volume 3 (Hardback, Contains 4 hardbacks)

Edited by Bourtzis, Kostas
Edited by Miller, Thomas A.

The associations between insects and microorganisms, while pervasive and of paramount ecological importance, have been relatively poorly understood. The third book in this set, Insect Symbiosis, Volume 3 , complements the previous volumes in exploring this somewhat uncharted terr...itory. Like its predecessors, Volume 3 illustrates how symbiosis research has important ramifications for evolutionary biology, microbiology, parasitology, physiology, genetics, and animal behavior, and is especially relevant to the control of agricultural and disease-carrying pests worldwide. Insect Symbiosis, Volume 3 , includes pioneering chapters on Paratransgenesis in termites, Bacterial symbionts in anopheles spp. and other mosquito vectors, Endosymbionts of lice, and the Structure and function of the bacterial community associated with the Mediterranean fruit fly. These individual studies suggest practical applications in pest control involving novel, pesticide-free, biological control approaches. This new volume adds to the growing body of knowledge on the ubiquitous endosymbiont Wolbachia.This bacterial genus and its potential as a weapon against insect pests and vectors have been covered in the first two volumes of Insect Symbiosis . Volume 3 contains chapters on Wolbachia and anopheles mosquitoes, Feminizing Wolbachia and the evolution of sex determination in isopods, and Wolbachia - induced sex reversal in Lepidoptera. The book examines symbiotic relationships in the context of how host organisms recognize their own cells as self and other cells or potentially parasitic or pathogenic organisms as nonself, allowing researchers to make predictions of compatible and incompatible interactions. Following in the tradition of the first two volumes, this book serves as a great reference on host-parasitic relationships for professionals from a broad range of disciplines.
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ISBN 9781420064100
Released NZ 28 Oct 2008
Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
Format Hardback, Contains 4 hardbacks
Series Contemporary Topics in Entomology
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ISBN-13 9781420064100
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
Imprint CRC Press Inc
Released 28 Oct 2008
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback, Contains 4 hardbacks
Contains Contains 4 hardbacks
Author(s) Edited by Bourtzis, Kostas
Edited by Miller, Thomas A.
Series Contemporary Topics in Entomology
Category Animal Ecology
Insects (Entomology)
Number of Pages 384
Dimensions Width: 178mm
Height: 254mm
Spine: 25mm
Dewey Code 595.71785
Weight 975g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Insects - Ecology, Symbiosis, Insects, Ecology
NBS Text Life Sciences: Zoology
ONIX Text College/higher education