1. Biotechnology in Crop Protection: Towards Sustainable Insect Control; A.M. R. Gatehouse, M.G. Edwards.- 2. Bacteria as Biological Control Agents for Insects: Economics, Engineering, and Environmental Safety; B.A. Federici.- 3. Benefits and Risks of Using Fungal Toxins in Biological Control; M. Vurro.- 4. Biocontrol of Weeds with Allelopathy: Conventional and Trangenic Approaches; S.O. Duke et al.- 5. Selecting, Monitoring, and Enhancing the Performance of Bacterial Biocontrol Agents: Principles, Pitfalls, and Progress; L.S. Thomashow et al.- 6. Exploiting the Interactions Between Fungal Antagonists, Pathogens and the Plant for Biocontrol; S.L. Woo, M. Lorito.- 7. The Mechanisms and Applications of Symbiotic Opportunistic Plant Symbionts; G.E. Harman, M. Shoresh.- 8. Using Strains of Fusarium oxysporum to Control Fusarium Wilts: Dream Or Reality?; C. Alabouvette et al.- 9. Metarhizium anisopliae as a Model for Studying Bioinsecticidal Host Pathogen Interactions; R.J. St. Leger.- 10. Sclerotinia minor - Biocontrol Target or Agent?; A. Watson.- 11. Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. Striga, Athletes Foot or Achilles Heel?; A.Watson et al.- 12. Control of Sclerotial Pathogens with the Mycoparasite Coniothyrium minitans; J.M. Whipps et al.- 13. Biological Controls and the Potential of Biotechnological Controls for Vertebrate Pest Species; P. Kerr.- 14. Genetically Enhancing the Efficacy of Plant Pathogens for Control of Weeds; B.M. Thompson et al.- 15. Interactions of Synthetic Herbicides with Plant Disease and Microbial Herbicides; S.O. Duke et al.- 16. Approaches to and Successes in Developing Transgenically Enhanced Mycoherbicides; J. Gressel et al.- 17. Functional Genomics: Functional Reconstitution of Portions of the Proteome in Insect Cell-Lines; T.A. Grigliatti, T.A. Pfeifer.- 18. Tac-Tics: Transposon-Based Biological Pest Management Systems; T.A. Grigliatti et al.- 19. Failsafe Mechanisms for Preventing Gene Flow and Organism Dispersal of Enhanced MicrobialBiocontrol Agents; J. Gressel.- Epilogue - Getting From here to Eternity; D. Sands.- Index.-
The main scientists working with enhancing fungal, bacterial, virus and insect biological control agents on different targets present the latest progress in overcoming the barrier of insufficient virulence. This multi-disciplinary group review their own work and that of others, and describe the approaches being used, the successes and the barriers yet to be overcome. There is no up-to-date equivalent work describing biocontrol, let alone enhanced biocontrol.
No up to date equivalent describing biocontrol, let alone enhanced biocontrol
Multidisciplinary evaluation of developing technologies from the molecular to whole organism
Wealth of knowledge on overcoming host protection
Wealth of knowledge on host - parasite/pathogen interactions