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Author Vega, Fernando E
Title Insect-Fungal Associations : Ecology and Evolution
Imprint Cary : Oxford University Press USA - OSO, 2005
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Note Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Acknowledgments -- Contents -- Introduction: Seven Wonders of the Insect-Fungus World -- Part I. Fungi Acting against Insects -- 1. Phylogenetics of the Insect Pathogenic Genus Beauveria -- 2. Phylogeography of Metarhizium, an Insect Pathogenic Fungus -- 3. Interactions between Entomopathogenic Fungi and Arthropod Natural Enemies -- 4. Ecology and Evolution of Fungal Endophytes and Their Roles against Insects -- 5. The Fungal Roots of Microsporidian Parasites -- 6. Fungal Biotrophic Parasites of Insects and Other Arthropods -- Part II. Fungi Mutualistic with Insects -- 7. Reciprocal Illumination: A Comparison of Agriculture in Humans and in Fungus-growing Ants -- 8. Evolutionary Dynamics of the Mutualistic Symbiosis between Fungus-Growing Termites and Termitomyces Fungi -- 9. The Role of Yeasts as Insect Endosymbionts -- 10. The Beetle Gut as a Habitat for New Species of Yeasts -- 11. Ecology and Evolution of Mycophagous Bark Beetles and Their Fungal Partners -- Conclusion: Symbioses, Biocomplexity, and Metagenomes -- Index
There is a significant and increasing interest in using fungi as biocontrol agents for insect pests in agricultural systems, and also a growing interest in the basic biology of insect-fungal associations from the perspective of parasitism, symbiosis, and infection. Vega and Blackwell are well-regarded workers in this field, and they have assembled an impressive short book of ten chapters to cover the most important topics in this field, incorporating new molecular technigques wherever possible. The book should appeal to workers in ecology, entomology, mycology, plant pathology, and biological control and pest management
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Vega, Fernando E. Insect-Fungal Associations : Ecology and Evolution Cary : Oxford University Press USA - OSO,c2005 9780195166521
Subject Fungi as biological pest control agents.;Insect pests -- Biological control.;Fungi in agriculture.;Insect-fungus relationships
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Alt Author Blackwell, Meredith
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