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The Toxicology and Biochemistry of Insecticides, Second Edition (Hardback)
  • The Toxicology and Biochemistry of Insecticides, Second Edition (Hardback)

The Toxicology and Biochemistry of Insecticides, Second Edition (Hardback)

Hardback 380 Pages / Published: 27/11/2014
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Despite their potentially adverse effects on nontarget species and the environment, insecticides remain a necessity in crop protection as well as in the reduction of insect-borne diseases. The Toxicology and Biochemistry of Insecticides provides essential insecticide knowledge required for the effective management of insect pests.

Continuing as the sole book in more than two decades to address this multifaceted field, the Second Edition of this highly praised review on insecticide toxicology has been greatly expanded and updated to present the most current information on:

Systemic classification of insecticidesHow insecticides function at the molecular level and newly discovered modes of actionInsecticide resistance, molecular mechanisms, fitness costs, reversion, and management of resistanceVarious bioassay methods including the interpretation of probit analysisMolecular mechanisms of insecticide selectivityMajor biochemical mechanisms involved in the transformation of insecticidesFate of insecticides in the environment and the sublethal effects of insecticides on wildlifeNewly developed insecticides, including the addition of more microbial insecticides in keeping with current integrated pest management (IPM) approaches

Incorporating extensive reference lists for further reading, The Toxicology and Biochemistry of Insecticides, Second Edition is an ideal textbook for students of entomology, plant medicine, insecticide toxicology, and related agricultural disciplines. It is also a valuable resource for those involved in insecticide research, environmental toxicology, and crop protection.

Publisher: Apple Academic Press Inc.
ISBN: 9781482210606
Number of pages: 380
Weight: 862 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 25 mm
Edition: 2nd New edition


"Overall, this is a carefully crafted treatment of a difficult subject, and Simon Yu has successfully walked the fine line between too much and not enough detail. Importantly, he does an excellent job explaining why certain things are important to toxicologists, and what should be of interest to managers of insect pests. Also, he provides a holistic treatment that has something of interest for everyone, and it is presented in an easily comprehended manner. If you work with insecticides, and especially if you don't, you need to read this book. There is a great deal of misinformation about pesticides in the world, but this book is a great source of enlightenment."
-John L. Capinera, University of Florida, in Florida Entomologist

Praise for the First Edition

"... applicable to a diversity of students from entomology, pest management and related agricultural disciplines. ... provides an updated and comprehensive introductory textbook for students of insecticide toxicology that incorporates traditional toxicological concepts, including uptake, mode of action, and principles of xenobiotic metabolism with an up-to-date cataloging of both historically important insecticide classes and novel chemistries and their mode of action. This information provides a solid foundation for developing more complex issues, such as the role of xenobiotic metabolism as it relates to selective toxicity and resistance evolution. ... presents material in an easy-to-read outline that is well organized. ... illustrated with many line drawings and tables providing the reader with ample opportunity to interpret data that enhances understanding of a certain topic. ... This text is a valuable basic reference for students of insecticide toxicology. ... I have recommended the text for my own course and have received positive feedback from a diversity of students."
-Blair D. Siegfried, Department of Entomology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA, Florida Entomologist, March 2009

"This is a great book detailing everything you might wish to know about the entomological toxicology, biochemistry, and indeed the physiology, sensitivities and resistance to, mode of action, purpose and range, regulation, and environmental fate, of pesticides-and more besides. The division into 11 chapters is amply signposted in a set of more-than-adequate contents pages. If that should fail you in locating what you are looking for, then the index at the rear will see you right. ... Each chapter flowed nicely into and introduced the next, and the book had a very reasonable style (even the bits on mono-oxygenases). I loved reading about spiracles and their significance (or not) in pesticide absorption. It covered topics in useful depth, but facts were easy to find and were not hidden beneath layers of waffle or arcane language. It would serve as an invaluable reference tool to toxicologists (and agronomists, biochemists, teachers, entomologists, students, and ecologists ...) coming into contact with insecticides."
-Tom Holmes, Covance Laboratories Ltd., UK, BTS Newsletter, Summer 2009

"If you are interested in more general aspects of insecticides, the chapters on formulation and the mode of action of insecticides are good, and the section in chapter 5 on probits is one of the best written I have seen."
-TC Marrs, Edentox Associates, UK, BTS Newsletter, Winter 2008

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