While many books are available on biological control, this is the only book to detail the application of molecular biology to control of pests and diseases. Each chapter deals with a different pathogen and the application of new molecular biological techniques to the biocontrol of the pathogen.
This new reference presents the most comprehensive list of organisms available. Internationally respected experts discuss viruses, bacteria, fungi, nematodes, protozoa, weeds, and insects. Types of control methods are described, and techniques commonly used in molecular biology to identify the etiological agents, diagnose diseases, and develop control methods are reviewed.
Approaches to the Control of Pests and Diseases of Plants. Molecular Approaches to Biological Control of Virus Diseases of Plants. Molecular Biology of the Biological Control of Plant Bacterial Diseases. Molecular Biology of Fungal Diseases. The Role of Molecular Biology in Developing Biological Controls for Plant-Parasitic Nematodes. Genetically Enhanced Baculovirus Insecticides. Molecular Biology of Bacteria for the Biological Control of Insects. Molecular Biology of Fungi for the Control of Insects. Molecular Biology of Protozoa for Biological Control of Harmful Insects. Molecular Biology of Bacteria and Fungi for Biological Control of Weeds. Integrated Pest Management Strategies. Future Considerations.