Special Issue "Insect Pathology"

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A special issue of Insects (ISSN 2075-4450).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 May 2013)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Drion G. Boucias
Entomology and Nematology Department, University of Florida, Building 970, Natural Area Dr. (Steinmetz Hall), Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
Website: http://entnemdept.ifas.ufl.edu/cv/people/boucias/
E-Mail: pathos@ufl.edu
Interests: insect pathology; insect disease interactions; microbial metabolites; epizootiology; microbial control; structure-function relationships; symbiont/pathogen interactions

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Insect Pathology is a broad topic that encompasses multiple disciplines that covers the biology of microbes that have a detrimental impact on the insect fitness. Over the past decades, progress has been made in elucidating .the mechanisms responsible for the ability of microbes (viruses, bacteria, fungi, protists, algae, nematodes) to infect and replicate within the insect host. Using a combination of histological and molecular approaches specific pathogenic determinants have been identified that dictate the infectivity, virulence, and specificity of various disease-causing agents. Fundamental studies on these insect-associated microbes have provided both products and strategies used in the management of insect pest populations. In this issue a combination of original articles and minireviews, written by insect microbiologists and entomologists, will address the properties that allow entomopathogens to recognize the insect host, to gain ingress through insect defense barriers, to replicate within the host, to egress from the host, and to persist and be transmitted to healthy conspecifics.

Prof. Dr. Drion G. Boucias
Guest Editor

Submission

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Insects is an international peer-reviewed Open Access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 500 CHF (Swiss Francs). English correction and/or formatting fees of 250 CHF (Swiss Francs) will be charged in certain cases for those articles accepted for publication that require extensive additional formatting and/or English corrections.

Keywords

  • insect pathology
  • insect-disease interactions
  • pathogenic determinants
  • insecticidal toxins
  • epizootiology
  • insect defenses

Published Papers (17 papers)

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Insects 2014, 5(1), 62-91; doi:10.3390/insects5010062
Received: 18 November 2013; in revised form: 3 December 2013 / Accepted: 13 December 2013 / Published: 24 December 2013
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Insects 2013, 4(4), 694-711; doi:10.3390/insects4040694
Received: 22 August 2013; in revised form: 17 October 2013 / Accepted: 1 November 2013 / Published: 26 November 2013
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Insects 2013, 4(4), 712-730; doi:10.3390/insects4040712
Received: 15 September 2013; in revised form: 7 November 2013 / Accepted: 13 November 2013 / Published: 26 November 2013
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Insects 2013, 4(4), 609-630; doi:10.3390/insects4040609
Received: 26 July 2013; in revised form: 20 October 2013 / Accepted: 22 October 2013 / Published: 4 November 2013
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Insects 2013, 4(4), 631-645; doi:10.3390/insects4040631
Received: 28 August 2013; in revised form: 16 October 2013 / Accepted: 23 October 2013 / Published: 4 November 2013
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Insects 2013, 4(3), 506-520; doi:10.3390/insects4030506
Received: 15 July 2013; in revised form: 4 September 2013 / Accepted: 16 September 2013 / Published: 23 September 2013
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Insects 2013, 4(3), 476-492; doi:10.3390/insects4030476
Received: 18 August 2013; in revised form: 30 August 2013 / Accepted: 30 August 2013 / Published: 5 September 2013
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Insects 2013, 4(3), 447-462; doi:10.3390/insects4030447
Received: 15 May 2013; in revised form: 14 August 2013 / Accepted: 15 August 2013 / Published: 28 August 2013
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Insects 2013, 4(3), 425-446; doi:10.3390/insects4030425
Received: 14 May 2013; in revised form: 15 July 2013 / Accepted: 16 July 2013 / Published: 2 August 2013
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Insects 2013, 4(3), 413-424; doi:10.3390/insects4030413
Received: 3 May 2013; in revised form: 18 June 2013 / Accepted: 9 July 2013 / Published: 31 July 2013
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Insects 2013, 4(3), 392-403; doi:10.3390/insects4030392
Received: 10 June 2013; in revised form: 4 July 2013 / Accepted: 9 July 2013 / Published: 23 July 2013
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Insects 2013, 4(3), 375-391; doi:10.3390/insects4030375
Received: 30 May 2013; in revised form: 4 July 2013 / Accepted: 8 July 2013 / Published: 17 July 2013
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Insects 2013, 4(3), 357-374; doi:10.3390/insects4030357
Received: 24 May 2013; in revised form: 3 July 2013 / Accepted: 5 July 2013 / Published: 16 July 2013
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Insects 2013, 4(3), 339-356; doi:10.3390/insects4030339
Received: 8 May 2013; in revised form: 21 June 2013 / Accepted: 24 June 2013 / Published: 9 July 2013
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Insects 2013, 4(3), 287-319; doi:10.3390/insects4030287
Received: 6 May 2013; in revised form: 13 June 2013 / Accepted: 13 June 2013 / Published: 2 July 2013
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Insects 2013, 4(3), 320-338; doi:10.3390/insects4030320
Received: 1 June 2013; in revised form: 21 June 2013 / Accepted: 21 June 2013 / Published: 2 July 2013
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Insects 2013, 4(2), 206-216; doi:10.3390/insects4020206
Received: 28 March 2013; in revised form: 27 April 2013 / Accepted: 2 May 2013 / Published: 29 May 2013
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Last update: 6 September 2013

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