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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: BITING ARTHROPODS: INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT

Location: Mosquito and Fly Research Unit

Title: Preparations of Entomopathogens and Diseased Specimens for More Detailed Study Using Microscopy

Authors
item Solter, Leellen -
item Becnel, James
item Vavra, Jiri -

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: November 20, 2011
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: The science of Insect Pathology encompasses a diverse assemblage of pathogens from a large and varied group of hosts. Microscopy techniques and protocols for these organisms are complex and varied and often require modifications and adaptations of standard procedures. The objective of this chapter is to provide the researcher with some of the basic techniques and protocols used to study insect pathogens realizing that the guidelines must be tailored for specific needs. Methods for light and electron microscopy are reviewed and detailed protocols provided.

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