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Advances in Diptera - Insight, Challenges and Management Tools

Sarita Kumar

University of Delhi

An academician and pioneering researcher in ‘Insect pest and vector control’, a prolific writer with more than 100 publications, recipient of ‘Meritorious Teacher Award’, from the Government of NCT of Delhi, The Shiksha Rattan Puraskar award from the IIF Society, and the ‘Distinguished Teacher Award’ from Former President of India Dr. Abdul Kalam. Dr. Kumar is a member of the National Academy of Vector-Borne Diseases, The Indian Science Congress, and the Scientific Advisory Board, Virginia, USA.


Life Cycle Growth and Development Physiology Habitat Behaviour Species Diversity Phylogeny Molecular Tools Bioinformatics Disease Vector Pollination Agricultural Pest

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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.

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Date completed: February 18th 2022

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Deadline for full chapters: May 17th 2022

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Review results due: August 5th 2022

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Expected publication date: October 4th 2022

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About the editor

Sarita Kumar

University of Delhi

Dr. Sarita Kumar is a Professor of Zoology at Acharya Narendra Dev College, University of Delhi. In over 29 years of teaching, academics, administration, and 30 years of research experience; she has contributed immensely to education at every level. She works in the area of ‘Insect pest and vector control’, and is credited with 60+ research publications, over 80 presentations/publications in National/International Conferences, and 8 e-book research chapters. Under her supervision, five students have obtained a doctoral degree, six are currently registered, and one is working as a senior RA. She is also Editor/Associate editor and Reviewer of many International Journals.

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