1st ed. - London ; New York : Chapman & Hall, 1996.
xvi, 486 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographic references and index.
Structure and ultrastructure of the insect midgut. Midgut development. Midgut endocrine cells. The peritrophic membrane. Structural molecules in the insect midgut. Digestive enzyme control. Compartmentalization of digestion. Ion transport and fluid regulation in lepidoptera. Amino acid absorption in insect midgut. Absorption: lipids and sugars. Guts as an immunological target. Bacillus thuringiensis. Antinutritive plant defence mechanisms. Symbionts in the midgut. Insect transmitted pathogens in the insect midgut.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Entomological research benefits from a great diversity of technical approaches - from the molecular to the descriptive - and these are applied to an even greater diversity of insect species. As a consequence, common themes and trends in entomological research can often be overlooked as each researcher focuses on his or her own area of interest. The purpose of this volume is to bring together diverse areas of research under one common theme. The book is divisible into four conceptual areas: the structural biology of the midgut; digestion and transport; the insect midgut as a target for control strategies; and the idgut as an environment for other organisms. Each chapter is written by scientists active in the reviewed research area and a truly international team of contributors has been chosen by the editors. "Biology of the Insect Midgut" will be of immense use to advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students, and researchers in entomology, physiology and pest control. (source: Nielsen Book Data)