About the book
Diptera comprises one of the major insect orders with rich species diversity. They play a valuable and diverse role in the ecosystem and human life and are widely known for their role as model research organisms, ecological indicators, pollinators, and the control agents of insect pests. On the other hand, they act as major pests and vectors transmitting serious ailments to humans and animals; while several others impact our cultivation adversely.
This book volume intends to highlight the advances made in dipteran biology, their development, and physiological systems. Various biochemical, molecular, and bioinformatic tools to study the dipteran diversity in nature will be focused upon. A special Chapter on dipteran disease vectors and the status of diseases transmitted by them worldwide will throw light upon their vector competence and significance. The conventional and advanced strategies employed in their management using chemical and biorational products; their bio-efficacy; and mode of action at the physiological, biochemical, and molecular level will be covered along with challenges in the field and future perspectives.