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Nesreen Abd El-Ghany

National Research Centre


Amany Mohamed Abd El-Ghany

Zagazig University


Structure Identification Diversity Pheromones and Behaviour Social Organisation Sensory Physiology Olfactory receptors Bioassays Application Pest Management Commercialization Future Approaches

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This book focuses on pheromones identification and diversity among mammals, insects, ticks and mite. Pheromones are species-specific chemical signals which enable communication between life-forms of the same species. There are various studies focused on pheromone reception and chemosensory activity. Pheromones and chemical communication are essential for insects' survival and enables them to adapt their behaviour depending on the surrounding environment. Semiochemicals (pheromones and allelochemicals) play an important role that conveys specific chemical messages between insect-insect/plant-insect leading to modify the behavioural or physiological response of insects. In insects, mechanism of chemical communication and chemosensory stimulation improves its ability to detect, discriminate and distinguish innumerable different molecules as different odours. Recently, application and commercialization of these pheromones becomes an alternative or complementary components to insecticide approaches in different integrated pest management strategies in the agricultural systems. Application involves monitoring, mass trapping, attract-and-kill, push-pull, and disruption strategies. Pheromones are promising and can be used singly or in integration with other control strategies for monitoring and controlling various pests. Future approaches, molecular biology techniques and commercialization aspects for pheromones application will also be described in this book.

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Nesreen Abd El-Ghany

National Research Centre

Nesreen Mohamed Abd El-Ghany El-Sayed , Ph.D. Science (Entomology), is currently Associate Professor at department of Pests and Plant Protection, Agricultural & Biological Division, National Research Centre, Egypt. Her research has been directed at biological control of insects using eco-friendly agents against agricultural insect pests. Her research also includes molecular biology. She is the author of more than 25 research articles. She is a reviewer in peer international journals as: Journal of Applied Entomology, Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology, Journal of Biotechnology, Journal of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, etc.

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