Biocontrol of Lepidopteran Pests

Use of Soil Microbes and their Metabolites

  • K. Sowjanya Sree
  • Ajit Varma

Part of the Soil Biology book series (SOILBIOL, volume 43)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. K. Sowjanya Sree, Ajit Varma
    Pages 1-10
  3. G. V. Ranga Rao, Ch. Sridhar Kumar, K. Sireesha, P. Lava Kumar
    Pages 11-52
  4. K. Y. Srinivasa Rao, Debasis Pattanayak, Rohini Sreevathsa
    Pages 53-70
  5. Leela Alamalakala, Srinivas Parimi, Sandip Dangat, Bharat R. Char
    Pages 89-121
  6. Md. Aslam Khan, Wasim Ahmad
    Pages 123-160
  7. Qiongbo Hu, Tingyan Dong
    Pages 169-206
  8. H. B. Singh, Chetan Keswani, Shatrupa Ray, S. K. Yadav, S. P. Singh, S. Singh et al.
    Pages 219-235
  9. M. Abid Hussain, Wasim Ahmad
    Pages 289-314
  10. S. Sivaramakrishnan, M. Razia
    Pages 315-328
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 335-344

About this book


This volume describes the various applications of entomopathogenic soil microorganisms in the management and control of the devastating lepidopteran pest. An introduction describes the insecticidal properties of viruses, bacteria, fungi, nematodes and their metabolites, as well as their applications in the context of crop improvement. Subsequent chapters focus on topics such as insecticidal proteins; the role of nucleopolyhedroviruses; Bt toxins and their receptors; control of lepidopterans using entomopathogenic fungi; management of cotton defoliators; and sustainable use of entomopathogenic nematodes and their bacterial symbionts. An overview of culture collections of entomopathogenic microorganisms rounds out the volume.


Crop improvement Entomopathogenic fungi Insect pests Insecticidal toxins Nematodes Soil microbes

Editors and affiliations

  • K. Sowjanya Sree
    • 1
  • Ajit Varma
    • 2
  1. 1.Amity Institute of Microbial TechnologyAmity University Uttar PradeshNoidaIndia
  2. 2.Amity Institute of Microbial TechnologyAmity University Uttar PradeshNoidaIndia

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