Synopses & Reviews
This is a practical handbook for researchers and technicians aboutthe captive rearing of disease-carrying arthropods and plant pathogens, so that the interactions among pathogens, vectors, andhosts can be studied under controlled conditions. It is structured as an anthology of papers, each on a separate species in a particularrearing and study setting, with an eye toward generalizing the techniques learned for various rearing and research situations.Species discussed here include mosquitoes, bedbugs, ticks, thrips, leafhoppers, and fungus pathogens in plants.Annotation ©2014 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
This book provides an integrated description of methods used to rear vectors of human, higher animal, and plant pathogens in the laboratory. It deals with diverse subject areas, and contains descriptions of standard, as well as highly specialized, methods used by medical, veterinary, entomology, and plant pathology experts. The text brings together the standard breeding and manipulation methods developed in America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. It describes the cultivating, handling, sterile techniques, and cell culture as well as safety measures to prevent contamination and escape of insects, ticks, nematodes and fungal vectors.