Special Issue "Biological Interactions of Pests"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 February 2022.
Interests: multi-species interactions; chemical ecology; ecology genomics; molecular ecology; behaviour; development; immunity
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Interests: insect development, immunity; mosquito reproduction; pathogen transmission; antifungal and antiviral immune response
Interests: insects; mosquito; antifungal; innate immunity; melanization; vector-borne disease; defense; immune signal pathway
There has been a continual increase in the number of pests or insects representing problems in agricultural ecology. Certain aspects such as the behavior, immune system, development, etc., of pests could be used as new targets in ecological control measures. At present, these studies not only focus on the community level of insects themselves but also on their interactions with other organisms. These biological interactions have influence on the chemical communication, formation of social division, and even the evolution of the involved species.
In recent years, advances have been made in understanding the mechanisms of numerous popular cases of biological interactions, particularly in multi-species interactions. For example, the development of new research technologies in multi-omics, microbiome, neuroendocrinology, and chemical analysis will allow uncovering the signaling molecules and related signal pathways between some interactions of concern, e.g., intestinal microbial associates–insects, vector insects–pathogens, and natural enemy–insects–plants.
This Special Issue will focus on “Biological Interactions of Pests”. We welcome novel research, review, and opinion pieces covering all related topics including chemical communication, genetics and epigenetics, beneficial microorganisms, physiological responses, novel molecules and their signaling pathways, management solutions, modeling, case studies from the field, and policy positions.
Dr. Lilin Zhao
Dr. Zhen Zou
Dr. Yanhong Wang
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Agronomy is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- biological interaction
- insect pests
- ecology adaptations
- molecular interaction