Advances in Animal Science and Zoology. Volume 16


Owen P. Jenkins (Editor)

Series: Advances in Animal Science and Zoology
BISAC: SCI070000

Advances in Animal Science and Zoology. Volume 16 begins with a focus on entomopathogenic nematodes of the families Steinernematidae and Heterorhabditidae, which can be used successfully to control a wide range of agricultural insect pests.
Following this, the authors discuss the potential use of silver nanoparticles for the control of mosquito vectors and other coinhabiting species. The green synthesis of these nanoparticles, along with spectroscopic and microscopic techniques employed for primary and secondary phase measurements, is considered at length.
The metathoracic flight apparatus of the honey bee Apis mellifera is discussed, representing a highly specialized system for turning manoeuvres which is capable of generating unilateral modifications of the aerodynamic effect of the whole double-wing.
Novel advancements in regenerative engineering utilizing various biomaterials and engineering techniques are discussed, offering a hopeful outlook for patients with severe urologic dysfunction or damage with limited options.
The authors explore how gases produced through the fermentation of feedstuffs may be screened and analyzed to assess the production and emission of greenhouse gases related to their consumption and degradation.
The concluding study aims to identify the defoliating fall armyworm of the genus Spodoptera and assess the severity of damage they cause to maize plants in the municipality of Djougou in northern Benin.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Entomopathogenic Nematodes as Biological Control Agents in Benin: A Review
(Hugues Baimey, PhD, Régina Kotchofa, PhD, Lionel Zadji, PhD, Anique Godjo, PhD, Léonard Afouda, PhD, André Fanou, PhD, Régis Ahissou, Néhal Djaouga Mamadou and Wilfrieda Decraemer, PhD, Faculty of Agronomy, University of Parakou, Parakou, Benin)

Chapter 2. Silver Nanoparticles with Mosquito Control Potential: Optimal Synthesis and Biophysical Characterization
(Aarti Sharma, Monika Mishra, Vinay Singh Dagar and Sarita Kumar, Department of Life Sciences, School of Sciences, Indira Gandhi National Open University, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi, India, and others)

Chapter 3. Functional Morphology of the Metathorax and Hind Wing of Apis mellifera (Hymenoptera: Apidae)
(Hans Klaus Pfau, Zoological Institute, University of Mainz, Germany)

Chapter 4. Advancements in Regenerative Engineering for Treating Urologic Dysfunction
(Bonnie G. Nolan and Arun K. Sharma, PhD, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital, Department of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Urology, Chicago, IL, US, and others)

Chapter 5. Gas Production Technique as a Powerful Tool for the Evaluation of the Nutritional Quality of Feedstuffs in Ruminants’ Production
(Manuel Murillo-Ortiz, PhD, Damián Reyes-Jáquez, PhD, Esperanza Herrera-Torres, PhD, and Gerardo Pámanes-Carrasco, PhD, 1Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia, Universidad Juárez del Estado de Durango, Durango, Dgo., Mexico, and others)

Chapter 6. Resurgence of Spodoptera Frugiperda (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in Maize Fields in Northern Benin: Towards the Development of a Control Method Integrating Entomopathogenic Nematodes
(Hugues Baimey, PhD, Régina Kotchofa, PhD, Lionel Zadji, PhD, André Fanou, PhD, Rufin Dossou-Agbede, Hamidate Euridice Tella and Anne-Marie Alia, Faculty of Agronomy, University of Parakou, Parakou, Benin)


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