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Common infectious diseases of insects in culture: diagnostic and prophylactic methods

TitleCommon infectious diseases of insects in culture: diagnostic and prophylactic methods
Publication TypeBook
Publication Year2011
Publication Date08/23/2011
Number of Pages64
AuthorsGouli, V, Gouli, S, Marcelino, J
PublisherSpringer
ISBN9400718896
AbstractThis handbook gives a comprehensive and copious illustrated description, with original art work, of the most common diseases in laboratory reared insect colonies, comprising Viruses (Baculoviridae, Reoviridae, Poxviridae, Iridoviridae); Bacteria (Bacillaceae, Pseudomonadaceae, Enterobacteriaceae); Rickettsia; Fungi and Microsporidia and Protozoa. Gregarine and Coccidian parasitoids are also depicted. Manuals for the diagnostic of insect diseases have been published in the 90’s, however, these were intended for professional insect pathologists or for proficient training in invertebrate pathology, hence requiring some scientific background in insect pathology. Currently, most guides are web based, not comprehensive and solely addressing the most common diseases in a particular insect, or group of insects, reared in laboratory facilities. A comprehensive and proficient practical handbook for students and technicians working with insect reared colonies is lacking in the current literature.
Status: 
Published
Attributable Grant: 
RACC
Grant Year: 
Year2