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This book provides an excellent overview of the new discoveries and approaches, and mode of action studies on natural product-based pest management agents. It covers a wide range of topics that include herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, algaecides, and molluscicides, as well as regulatory aspects governing natural products registration and commercialization. This book will benefit scientists, students, and faculty members in the fields of agronomy, plant biochemistry and physiology, natural products chemistry, entomology, chemical ecology, plant pathology, and related disciplines, as well as the organic farming sector and groups working on alternatives to synthetic pesticides.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780841239333
  • Publisher: American Chemical Society
  • Publication date: 2/17/2006
  • Series: ACS Symposium Series , #927
  • Pages: 338
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 6.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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Table of Contents

1. Natural Products for Pest Management, Agnes M. Rimando and Stephen O. Duke
Discovery and Mode of Action of Natural Herbicides
2. Isolation of Seed Germination and Plant Growth Inhibitors from Mediterranean Plants: Their Potential Use as Herbicides, Marina DellaGreca, Francesca Cutillo, Brigida D'Abrosca, Antonio Fiorentino, and Armando Zarrelli
3. Chlorosis Inducing Phytotoxic Metabolites: New herbicides from Phoma macrostoma, Paul R. Graupner, B. Clifford Gerwick, Thomas L. Siddall, Andy W. Carr, Erin Clancy, Jeffrey R. Gilbert, Karen L. Bailey, and Jo-Ann Derby
4. Physiological Effects of 2-Benzoxazolinone on Lettuce, Manuel J. Reigosa and Adela M. Sánchez-Moreiras
5. Chemical and Biological Characterization of Toxins Produced by Weed Pathogenic Fungi as Potential Natural Herbicides, Antonio Evidente Sr.
6. Natural Compounds for Novel Strategies of Parasitic Plant Management, Maurizzio Vurro and Angela Boari
7. Search for Germination Stimulants and Inhibitors for Root Parasitic Weeds, Koichi Yoneyama, Daisuke Sato, Yasutomo Takeuchi, Hitoshi Sekimoto, and Takao Yokota
8. Phytotoxins Produced by Invasive Weeds and their Applications in Agriculture and the Restoration of Natural Areas, Tiffany L. Weir, Laura G. Perry, and Jorge M. Vivanco
9. Isolation Strategies for Finding Bioactive Compounds: Specific Activity vs. Total Activity, Syuntaro Hiradate
Discovery and Mode of Action of Natural Fungicides and Insecticides
10. Natural Products and Their Role in the Design of Active Ingredients for Modern Crop Protection, Peter Jeschke, Folker Lieb, Robert Velten, and Welf-Burkhard Wiese
11. Phytotoxic, Antialgal, and Antifungal Activity of Constituents from Selected Plants of Kazakhstan, Mozaina Kobaisy, Maria R. Tellez, Kevin K. Schrader, David E. Wedge, Gulnara T. Sitpaeva, Nadejda G. Gemejieva, Gaukhar S. Mukanova, and Leonid K. Mamonov
12. Finding New Fungicides from Natural Sources, David E. Wedge and Stephen O. Duke
13. Natural Insect Repellents: Activity Against Mosquitoes and Cockroaches, Gretchen Schultz, Chris Peterson, and Joel Coats
14. Insect Antifeedant Activity of Natural Products and SAR of Their Derivatives, Masanori Morimoto and Koichiro Komai
15. Isolation and Identification of an Insecticidal Soyasaponin from Field Pea Extracts, Wesley G. Taylor and Paul G. Fields
16. Modified Vetiver Oil: Economic Biopesticide, Kamlesh Chauhan and Ashok K. Raina
Molecular Biology as a Tool in the Discovery of Natural Pesticides
17. Engineering Natural Products for Crop Resistance to Parasitic Weeds, James H. Westwood
18. Brassinosteroids in Induced Resistance and Induction of Tolerances to Abiotic Stress in Plants, Annette Friebe
19. Actinonin-Induced Inhibition of Plant Peptide Deformylase: A Paradigm for the Design of Novel Broad-Spectrum Herbicides, Cai-Xia Hou and Mark Williams
20. Global Gene Expression Approaches to Mode-of-Action Studies with Natural Product-Based Pesticides, Isabelle A. Kagan, Albrecht Michel, Brian E. Scheffler, Anja Prause, Scott R. Baerson, and Stephen O. Duke
21. A Functional Genomics Approach for the Identification of Genes Involved in the
Biosynthesis of the Allelochemical Sorgoleone erson, Franck Rimando, Zhiqiang Pan, and S. O. Duke
Regulatory Issues on the Use of Natural Pesticides
22. Regulatory Considerations for Researchers of Natural Products, Michael Braverman, D. L. Kunkel, J. J. Baron, and R. E. Holm

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