Manual of Techniques in Invertebrate Pathology

Manual of Techniques in Invertebrate Pathology, 2nd Edition

Manual of Techniques in Invertebrate Pathology, 2nd Edition,Lawrence Lacey,ISBN9780123868992

L Lacey   

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Now including pathogens of additional invertebrates, the 2nd edition provides essential coverage of step-by-step protocols for the isolation, identification, propagation, bioassay and preservation of entomopathogens.

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Key Features

  • Step-by-step instructions for the latest techniques on how to isolate, identify, culture, bioassay and store the major groups of entomopathogens
  • New edition fully updated to address changes in the taxonomy of the vast majority of taxa
  • Discussion of safety testing of entomopathogens in mammals and also broader methods such as microscopy and molecular techniques
  • Provides extensive supplemental literature and recipes for media, fixatives and stains


The second edition of Manual of Techniques in Invertebrate Pathology is written by an international group of experts that contribute a broad array of techniques for the identification, isolation, culture, bioassay, propagation, and storage of the major groups of entomopathogens. The manual provides general and specific background to experienced insect pathologists, biologists, and entomologists who work with pathogen groups that are new to them. It is also useful as a laboratory manual for courses in insect pathology and biological control and related areas of study. Safety testing of entomopathogens in mammals and complementary techniques for the preparation of entomopathogens are included as well as broader methods for the study of specimens such as microscopy and molecular techniques. This manual concentrates primarily on practical step-by-step aspects of the techniques, but also provides the reader with a short history, rationale for usage, guides to supplemental literature, plus recipes for media, fixatives, and stains.


Insect pathologists; biological control and integrated pest management specialists; entomologists; marine biologists, microbiologists; nematologists; protozoologists; virologists; mycologists and biologists involved in basic and applied research on invertebrate pathogens

Lawrence Lacey

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IP Consulting International, Yakima, WA, USA

Manual of Techniques in Invertebrate Pathology, 2nd Edition

Manual of Techniques in Invertebrate Pathology, 2nd edition

Lawrence A. Lacey, editor

1. Initial Handling and Diagnosis of Diseased Invertebrates

Lawrence A. Lacey and Leellen Solter

2. Basic Techniques in Insect Virology

Karolin E. Eberle, Jörg T. Wennmann, Regina G. Kleespiesand Johannes A. Jehle

3. Isolation, Culture, Preservation, and Identification of Entomopathogenic Bacteria of the Bacilli.

Tanja W. Fisher and Steven F. Garczynski

4. Bioassay of Bacterial Entomopathogens Against Insect Larvae

Maureen O’Callaghan, Travis R. Glare and Lawrence A. Lacey

5. Bacteria for use Against Soil-Inhabitating Insects

Albrecht M. Koppenhöfer, Trevor A. Jackson, and Michael G. Klein

6. Identification of Entomopathogenic Fungi

Richard A. Humber

7. Laboratory Techniques Used for Entomopathogenic Fungi: Hypocreales

G. Douglas Inglis, Juerg Enkerli, and Mark S. Goettel

8. Mass Production of Entomopathogenic Hypocreales

Stefan T. Jaronski and Mark A. Jackson

9. Methods for the Study of Entomophthorales

Ann E. Hajek, Bernard Papierok, and Jørgen Eilenberg

10. Preservation of Entomopathogenic Fungal Cultures

Richard A. Humber

11. Research Methods for Entomopathogenic Microsporidia and Other Protists

Leellen Solter, James Becnel, and Jiri Vávra

12. Nematode Parasites, Pathogens and Associates of Insects and Invertebrates of Economic Importance

S. Patricia Stock and Heidi Goodrich-Blair

13. Pathogens and Parasites of Terrestrial Molluscs

Michael J. Wilson

14. Testing the Pathogenecity and Infectivity of Entomopathogens to Mammals

Joel P. Siegel

15. Complementary Techniques: Preparations of Entomopathogens and Diseased Specimens for More Detailed Study Using Microscopy

James J. Becnel

Quotes and reviews

listing in Society of Invertebrate Pathology Newsletter

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