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Cover for Aphid transcriptomics - past, present and future.

This chapter provides a brief overview of insect genomic and transcriptomic research, focusing on aphid transcriptomics. Transcriptomic surveys in different model and non-model aphid species regarding their biology, host specificity, viral transmission, polyphenism and pesticide resistance are...

Author(s)
Sattar, S.; Thompson, G. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243130)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Light in the agricultural environment.

This chapter describes the general characteristics and the different sources of light. The direct physiological effects of light on arthropods, including insect plant and stored products pests as well as disease vectors, are mentioned. Also, the induction of plant resistance to pests using light is ...

Author(s)
Ben-Yakir, D.; Horváth, G.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394705)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Symbionts and pathogens of the Asian citrus psyllid.

This chapter focuses on the associations between Asian citrus physllid (Diaphorina citri) and its community of microorganisms. D. citri harbors a community of microorganisms that contribute to the metabolic needs, and thus the overall fitness, of its insect host. These microorganisms may also alter ...

Author(s)
Pelz-Stelinski, K. S.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394088)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Huanglongbing pathogens: acquisition, transmission and vector interactions.

This chapter provides information on the main components of the transmission process of Liberibacter asiaticus and other Huanglongbing (HLB)-associated bacteria, i.e. acquisition from infected plants, translocation from the gut into other organs and tissues of the vector, evidence for...

Author(s)
El-Desouky, A.; Shatters, R. G., Jr.; Heck, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394088)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Management objectives and integration of strategies for the Asian citrus psyllid.

Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) poses a major threat to citrus everywhere and is the prime focus of citrus pest management wherever it is present. The objective of psyllid management is to slow the establishment of the psyllid and disease by regulatory actions and also by regional 'eradication' efforts...

Author(s)
Stansly, P. A.; Qureshi, J. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394088)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Management of the Asian citrus psyllid in Asia.

This chapter focuses on the origin and spread, pest status, current distribution and influence of abiotic factors, chemical control, spread of huanglongbing, insecticide resistance, natural enemies, plant volatiles, and physical control of the Asian citrus psyllid. Citrus industries and orchards...

Author(s)
Beattie, G. A. C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394088)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Asian citrus psyllid management in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

This chapter focuses on the main management strategies used by citrus growers for Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) control in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Control strategies include monitoring and phytosanitary alert system, chemical control, biological control, and external actions. Farm size and the presence or...

Author(s)
Miranda, M. P.; Ayres, A. J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394088)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for General introduction.

This chapter discusses the importance of insects (including biological control agents and those that attack field, forest and orchard, domesticated animals and man), as well as their size and taxonomy in relation to physiology and ecology. The function of insect stages is described and the role of...

Author(s)
Freeman, B. E.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241181)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Biological control in Guatemala.

Biological control was initiated in Guatemala in the 1990s, after costs for chemicals had increased substantially and had resulted in a drastic decrease in production of, for example, cotton and tomato. Most often, augmentative biocontrol is used in Guatemala. Examples of successful programmes are...

Author(s)
Lenteren, J. C. van
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Asian citrus psyllid: biology, ecology and management of the huanglongbing vector.

Asian citrus psyllid (ACP), Diaphorina citri, is an insect pest which transmits a bacterium, Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus (CLas), primarily through feeding in newly emergent foliage of citrus trees. This pathogen causes a disease known as Huanglongbing (HLB), or citrus greening, which has...

Author(s)
Qureshi, J. A.; Stansly, P. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394088)
Type
Book

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