Diagnostic Manual for the Identification of Insect Pathogens

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George O. Poinar, Gerard M. Thomas Plenum Press 1978
IDENTIFICATION OF THE GROUPS OF INSECT PATHOGENS ................................ . FUNGI ......................................... . Introduction .................................. . Taxonomic Status ............................. . Life Cycle ................................... . Characteristics of Infected Insects ................ . Methods of Examination ........................ . Isolation and Cultivation ........................ . Identification ................................. . Testing for Pathogenicity ....................... . Storage ...................................... . Literature .................................... . Key to Common Genera ........................ . BACTERIA ..................................... . Introduction .................................. . Taxonomic Status ............................. . Life Cycle ................................... .

IDENTIFICATION OF THE GROUPS OF INSECT PATHOGENS ................................ . FUNGI ......................................... . Introduction .................................. . Taxonomic Status ............................. . Life Cycle ................................... . Characteristics of Infected Insects ................ . Methods of Examination ........................ . Isolation and Cultivation ........................ . Identification ................................. . Testing for Pathogenicity ....................... . Storage ...................................... . Literature .................................... . Key to Common Genera ........................ . BACTERIA ..................................... . Introduction .................................. . Taxonomic Status ............................. . Life Cycle ................................... . Characteristics of Infected Insects ................ . Factors Affecting Bacterial Infections ............. . Methods of Examination ........................ . Isolation and Cultivation ........................ . Identification xi 7 7 7 8 8 9 10 11 11 11 12 12 57 57 57 58 59 59 60 ! 60 60xii CONTENTS Testing for Pathogenicity ........................ 63 Storage ....................................... 63 Literature ..................................... 64 Key to Common Genera and Species .............. 64 VIRUSES ....................................... 79 Introduction ................................... 79 Taxonomic Status .............................. 80 Life Cycle .................................... 80 Characteristics of Infected Insects ................. 81 Methods of Examination ......................... 82 Isolation ...................................... 83 Identification .................................. 85 Testing for Pathogenicity ........................ 85 Storage ....................................... 86 Literature ..................................... 86 Key to Groups of Viruses ........................ 86 PROTOZOA ..................................... 99 Introduction ................................... 99 Taxonomic Status .............................. 100 Life Cycle .................................... 100 Characteristics of Infected Insects ................. 101 Methods of Examination ......................... 101 Isolation and Cultivation ......................... 102 Identification .................................. 102 Testing for Pathogenicity ........................ 102 Storage ....................................... 103 Literature ..................................... 103 Key to Common Genera ......................... 103 RICKETTSIAS ................................... 147 Introduction ................................... 147 Taxonomic Status .............................. 148 Life Cycle .................................... 148 Characteristics of Infected Insects ................. 151 Factors Affecting Natural Infections ............... 151CONTENTS xiii Methods of Examination ......................... 152 Isolation and Cultivation ......................... 153 Identification .................................. 153 Testing for Pathogenicity ........................ 153 Storage ....................................... 153 Literature ..................................... 154 Key to Genera and Species ....................... 154 TECHNIQUES................................... 167 Culture Media, Differential Media, and Ringer's Solution ............................. 167 Bacteriological Tests ............................ 174 Stains and Staining Procedures .................... 180 Miscellaneous Techniques ....................... 192

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