INSECT PHARMACOLOGY: Channels, Receptors, Toxins and Enzymes
Lawrence I. Gilbert & Sarjeet S. Gill, editors
2010, 381 pages, color & b/w photos, b/w illustrations. Publication of the extensive 7-volume work Comprehensive Molecular Insect Science provided users with a complete reference encompassing important developments and achievements in insect science, including reviews on the ecdysone receptor, lipocalins, and bacterial toxins. This derivative work taps into a previously unapproached market – the end user who desires to purchase a comprehensive yet affordable work on important aspects of this topic. Contents include timeless articles covering sodium channels, spider toxins and their potential for insect control, insect transformation for use in control, amino acid and neurotransmitter transporters, and more.
The articles are written by a group of 27 internationally recognized contributors, with extensive reference sources following each chapter. They are classic reviews offering broad coverage of essential topics in insect pharmacology, with special addenda including author notes on the chapter since its original publication. The editors’ introduction puts the selected body of work in context for this volume, highlighting the need for entomologists and related researchers to have these reviews in their collection.
Hardcover; 8-1/2 x 10-1/2″.
Lawrence I. Gilbert, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Sarjeet S. Gill, University of California, Riverside, CA
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