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Insect pathogens: molecular approaches and techniques.

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This book attempts to bring together a broad array of molecular techniques and approaches currently used in insect pathology. It is divided into four parts: (i) identification and diagnostics; (ii) evolutionary relationships and genetics; (iii) host-pathogen interactions; and (iv) genomics and genetic engineering. Sixteen chapters have been written by leading researchers in the field which provide...


Chapter 8 (Page no: 166)

Phylogenetics and population genetics of entomopathogenic and insect-parasitic nematodes.

This chapter presents a brief introduction to phylogenetics, population genetics and DNA bar coding, and discusses the genetic loci and analytical tools (software) that are relevant to applying them to entomogenous nematodes.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 3) Molecular approaches to virus characterization and detection. Author(s): Erlandson, M. A. Theilmann, D. A.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 32) Molecular approaches and techniques for the study of entomopathogenic bacteria. Author(s): Boemare, N. Tailliez, P.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 50) Molecular methods for identification and diagnosis of fungi. Author(s): Castrillo, L. A. Humber, R. A.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 71) Molecular approaches and the taxonomy of insect-parasitic and pathogenic nematodes. Author(s): Stock, S. P.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 101) Identification and diagnostics of entomopathogenic protozoa. Author(s): ObornĂ­k, M.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 131) Phylogenetic studies with entomopathogenic bacteria with special emphasis on symbionts of entomopathogenic nematodes. Author(s): Tailliez, P. Boemare, N.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 145) Molecular systematics of entomopathogenic fungi. Author(s): Rehner, S. A.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 195) Host-virus interactions. Author(s): Burand, J. P. Nakai, M. Smith, I.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 223) Insect-protozoa-bacteria associations: a model system for investigating host-parasite interactions. Author(s): Weiss, B. L. Attardo, G. M. Aksoy, S.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 241) Methods in investigating nematode-bacterium-insect symbiosis. Author(s): Goodrich-Blair, H. Clarke, D. J. Grewal, P. S. Ciche, T. A.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 275) Genetic engineering of bacteria to improve efficacy using the insecticidal proteins of Bacillus species. Author(s): Park, H. W. Federici, B. A.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 306) Genomic analysis of the symbiotic and entomopathogenic Photorhabdus bacteria. Author(s): Gaudriault, S. Duchaud, E.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 329) Genomics of entomopathogenic viruses. Author(s): Slack, J. Li, Z. Escasa, S. Doucet, D. Ladd, T. Quan, G. Arif, B.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 346) Genomics and genetic improvement of entomopathogenic nematodes. Author(s): Koltai, H.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 365) Entomopathonic fungi and the genomics era. Author(s): St Leger, R. J. Wang, C.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Department of Microbiology and Molecular Biology, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602-5253, USA.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2009
  • ISBN
  • 9781845934781
  • Record Number
  • 20093094007