There has been a large increase in the commercial use of integrated crop/pest management methods for pest and disease control on a wide range of crops throughout the world since the first edition of this book. The completely revised second edition of the bestselling Biological Control in Plant Protection: A Color Handbook continues the objective of providing a handbook with profiles and full-color photographs of as many examples of biological control organisms from as wide a global area as possible. It is designed to help readers anticipate and recognize specific problems of pest management and then resolve them using the natural enemies of pests-parasites, predators, and pathogens.
Baculoviruses have proven to be the most powerful and versatile eukaryotic expression vectors available. This unique laboratory manual is designed to help both beginning and experienced researchers construct and use baculovirus vector systems. It simplifies selection of the most appropriate baculovirus vector design for a given problem, then describes each step of the implementation process--from vector construction to large-scale protein production. The book provides an understanding of how the vectors work; a biological overview of cells, viruses, plasmids, and promoters; guidelines for choosing optimum vectors; protocols for growing insect cells and recombinant viruses; methods of analyzing protein products and scaling up protein production; techniques for producing proteins in insect larvae; and easy-to-use maps charting available expression vectors. This comprehensive approach has many benefits for researchers and students alike. It allows them to understand how and why the vector system works and offers a rapid comparison of options for choosing the right virus, plasmid or promoter for vector design and construction, with a minimum amount of lost time. The manual is an invaluable resource for every individual engaged in the production of proteins for any purpose.
<b>A step-by step guide to successfully achieving VPP recognition</b> <p> Participating in OSHA's Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) offers businesses a number of advantages including enhanced safety performance, lower injury and lost workday rates, positive public recognition, and direct impact on the bottom line. <i>Preparing for OSHA's Voluntary Protection Programs: A Guide to Success</i> is a comprehensive guide for companies and their managers and employees on how to achieve VPP recognition. <p> The authors, who have more than forty years of collective experience in working with the VPP, provide the reader with a thorough understanding of what the VPP is, how it developed, and the business case for pursuing VPP recognition, explaining: <ul> <li> <p> How to develop an effective safety and health process that meets the VPP application requirements <li> <p> Key steps for preparing for an on-site VPP evaluation to ensure success, with an included application that you can customize and use as the basis of your application <li> <p> The four elements, or cornerstones, of the VPP <li> <p> Tips and techniques you can use to strengthen your safety and health management system <li> <p> Post-evaluation issues such as maintaining excellence, submission of annual reports, and preparing for reapproval evaluations <li> <p> Resources available to approved worksites or those worksites interested in pursuing VPP status </ul> <p> With real-world case studies illustrating the essential points, <i>Preparing for OSHA's Voluntary Protection Programs: A Guide to Success</i> will put you on the road to winning valuable recognition as an organization that has achieved exemplary occupational safety and health.
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