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Cover for Nutrition and symbiosis.

A single question dominates the study of aphid nutrition: how does plant phloem sap, a nutritionally unbalanced diet of high C:N content, support the remarkably high growth and reproductive rates characteristic of many aphid species? The 'long answer' to this opening question requires a mechanistic ...

Author(s)
Douglas, A. E.; Emden, H. F. van
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647098)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Population dynamics: cycles and patterns.

This chapter looks at the abundance on crops of several aphid species and what explanations for the patterns observed can be proposed from field-derived evidence. Although attempts over the years to understand the causes of population change of aphids on crops from field-collected data have...

Author(s)
Leigh, S. G.; Emden, H. F. van
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647098)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Host-plant resistance.

This chapter focuses on the practical use of host plant resistance (HPR) for aphid control in different crop genotypes. The induction of HPR by various associated organisms (endophytes) is also discussed.

Author(s)
Emden, H. F. van
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647098)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Integrated pest management and introduction to IPM case studies.

This chapter focuses on the integration of various methods (IPM) for the control of aphid crop pests. Case studies on the efficacy of these IPM methods are also discussed.

Author(s)
Emden, H. F. van
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647098)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Host-plant resistance.

This chapter discusses the resistance of host plants to aphids, including the types of host plant resistance (i.e. antixenosis, antibiosis and tolerance), mechanisms of host plant resistance, yield drag or other fitness costs, negative effects on natural enemies, problem trading and biotypes in...

Author(s)
Emden, H. F. van
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9780851998190)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Integrated pest management and introduction to IPM case studies.

This chapter introduces the concepts and potential of integrated pest management (IPM), pointing out that it originated in California with work on aphids, and the IPM case studies in the succeeding chapters. It defines IPM as the use of multiple control measures, states the golden rules of IPM, and ...

Author(s)
Emden, H. F. van
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9780851998190)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Nutrition and symbiosis.

This chapter provides a mechanistic understanding of aphid nutrition and its interaction with the functions of the symbiotic microorganisms (Buchnera species). Key features of microbial symbiosis in aphids are reviewed. The domination of carbon and nitrogen nutrition, the mineral and micronutrient...

Author(s)
Douglas, A. E.; Emden, H. F. van
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9780851998190)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Aphids as crop pests.

This book contains 33 chapters focusing on taxonomy, population dynamics, biological characteristics, feeding behaviour, crop damage, disease transmission, control, monitoring and forecasting of aphid pests of various crops. The efficacy of various methods (biological, chemical, cultural and host...

Author(s)
Emden, H. F. van; Harrington, R.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647098)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Feeding injury.

This chapter focuses on direct damage by aphids and other Aphidoidea. It describes the diversity of symptoms caused by this group of insects, and discusses the current state of knowledge of the biochemical and physiological mechanisms leading to damage. Additionally, it discusses the ramifications...

Author(s)
Goggin, F. L.; Quisenberry, S. S.; Ni XinZhi
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647098)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Taxonomic issues.

This chapter looks at aphids from a taxonomist's viewpoint. It highlights some of the problems of interpreting the observed variation within and between species, and discusses what the names given to aphids really mean. Then, as examples, it discusses 15 taxa that probably head the list of...

Author(s)
Blackman, R. L.; Eastop, V. F.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647098)
Type
Book chapter

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