Microbial Pest Control

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CRC Press, Oct 17, 2000 - Science - 320 pages
A complete overview of the technologies and products for microbial-based pest control. It documents the use of genetically altered Bt and transgenic crops, microbial formulations, and synergistic interactions of microbials with synthetic chemicals, as well as the management of Bt foliar applications and Bt genes in transgenic crops. The book includes case studies and pathogen, products and manufacturers indices.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
3
2 Production of Bt
9
3 Classification and Nomenclature of Bt
13
4 Bt Crystal Proteins and Genes
16
5 Insecticidal Activity
21
6 Mode of Action
24
7 Persistence
30
8 Safety and Ecotoxicology of Bt
32
4 Biological Control of Aerial Plant Diseases
181
5 Control of PostHarvest Decay of Fruits and Vegetables
184
6 Biological Control with Trichoderma Species
186
7 Biological Control with Fluorescent Pseudomonads
189
8 Production of Biofungicides
190
9 Formulation of Biofungicides
191
10 Concluding Remarks
193
Bioherbicides
199

9 Concluding Remarks
34
Bacterial Insecticides for Crop and Forest Protection and Insect Vector Control
43
2 Bacillus thuringiensis subsp kurstaki
44
3 Bacillus thuringiensis subsp israelensis
54
4 Bacillus sphaericus
60
5 Concluding Remarks
69
Genetically Modified Bt Strains and Bt Transgenic Plants
77
2 Novel Bt Strains Through Conventional Genetic Techniques
78
3 Recombinant DNA Technology
81
4 InsectTolerant Transgenic Crop Plants
89
5 Concluding Remarks
95
Formulation of Bacterial Insecticides
101
2 Characteristics of Microbial Insecticide Formulations
102
3 Formulation Attributes Having Impact on Efficacy of Bacterial Insecticides
103
4 Commonly Used Formulations of Bt
111
5 Improved Bt Formulations
112
6 TargetSpecific TailorMade Formulations of Bacterial Larvicides
116
7 Efficient Delivery is Equivalent to Effectiveness at Low Dose
118
Insect Resistance to Bt Toxins
123
2 Resistance to Bt toxins in Lepidoptera
124
3 Synergistic Interactions of Btisraelensis Toxins and Effect on Resistance Development
130
4 Insect Resistance to B sphaericus
132
6 Concluding Remarks
140
Viral Insecticides Biofungicides Bioherbicides and Mycoinsecticides
145
Natural and Recombinant Viral Insecticides
147
3 Genetically Modified Baculoviruses for Insect Control
157
4 Concluding Remarks
163
Biofungicides
167
2 Biological Control of SoilBorne Diseases
169
3 Soilborne Diseases
176
2 Fungal Bioherbicides
200
3 Bacterial Bioherbicides
203
4 Environmental Limitations for Efficacy of Bioherbicides
204
5 Production of Bioherbicides
205
7 Formulation of Bacterial Bioherbicides
208
Mycoinsecticides
211
2 Mode of Action
213
3 Production of Mycoinsecticides
215
4 Formulation of Mycoinsecticides
217
5 Concluding Remarks
221
Integrated Use and Commercialization of Biopesticides
223
Integrated Use of Biopesticides and Synthetic Chemical Pesticides
225
2 Integrated Use of Biofungicides
226
3 Integrated Use of Bioherbicides
231
4 Integrated Use of Bioinsecticides
234
5 Concluding Remarks
240
Commercialization of Biopesticides
245
2 Commercialization Aspects
247
3 Commercialization of Biofungicides
250
4 Commercialization of Bioherbicides
252
5 Commercialization of Bioinsecticides
254
6 Commercialization of PestResistant Crops
257
7 Concluding Remarks
261
Glossary and Product Manufacturer Pathogen and Subject Indices
265
Glossary
267
Product Index
277
Manufacturer Index
283
Pest and Pathogen Index
287
Subject Index
295
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