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Main Title Eriophyoid Mites: Progress and Prognoses [electronic resource] /
Author Ueckermann, Edward A.
Publisher Springer Netherlands,
Year Published 2010
Call Number S1-S972
ISBN 9789048195626
Subjects Life sciences ; Agriculture ; Animal behavior ; Developmental biology ; Applied Ecology ; Zoology ; Invertebrates
Internet Access
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Collation VI, 307 p. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Preface -- What's "cool" on eriophyoid mites? -- Behavioural studies on eriophyoid mites: an overview -- Plant-eriophyoid mite interactions: cellular biochemistry and metabolic responses induced in mite-injured plants. Part I -- Plant-eriophyoid mite interactions: specific and unspecific morphological alterations. Part II -- Host-plant specificity and specialization in eriophyoid mites and their importance for the use of eriophyoid mites as biocontrol agents of weeds -- Effectiveness of eriophyid mites for biological control of weedy plants and challenges for future research -- The impact of eriophyoids on crops: recent issues on Aculus schlechtendali, Calepitrimerus vitis and Aculops lycopersici -- An insight into some relevant aspects concerning eriophyoid mites inhabiting forests, ornamental trees and shrubs -- The role of eriophyoids in fungal pathogen epidemiology, mere association or true interaction? -- The control of eriophyoid mites: state of the art and future challenges -- Adventive eriophyoid mites: a global review of their impact, pathways, prevention and challenges -- DNA-based methods for eriophyoid mite studies: review, critical aspects, prospects and challenges -- Collection and detection of eriophyoid mites -- Recommended procedures and techniques for morphological studies of Eriophyoidea (Acari: Prostigmata). This collection of 14 papers comprises primary research articles and literature reviews, presenting a broad overview of the developments in about all possible aspects of members of the plant parasitic superfamily Eriophyoidea. It deals with their DNA, species interactions, quarantine importance, host specificity, potential as biological control agents of weeds, chemical control, behaviour, their role in fungal pathogen epidemiology, influence in forests and on ornamentals, collecting and mounting techniques and their interaction with crops. Eriophyoids are notorious for the deformities, like, galls, erinea, leaf-rolls and rust, they can produce while feeding on their plant hosts. However, they can also act as vectors of viral diseases or are vagrants, mainly responsible for rust symptoms. Therefore the Eriophyoidea includes many economical important species responsible for great losses to crop production in greenhouses, agriculture and forests. Their minuteness and ability to produce their own hide-outs (deformities) complicate their control. However, they also have a beneficial side, as control agents of weeds. Almost every plant housed at least one eriophyoid species or even two or more and therefore there are still thousands of new species to be discovered.