BIOL 350 (Fall)

Insect Biology and Control


Instructor:
G.B. Dunphy
Dept. Natural Resource Sciences
(514) 398-7903
gary.dunphy@nrs.mcgill.ca
Macdonald Stewart Building, Macdonald Campus 
Fax: (514) 398-7990
Workload:
3 credits (2-0-7)
Prerequisite:
BIOL 205 or permission of the instructor.  Students without the necessary prerequisite are strongly encouraged to contact the professor for permission.
Restrictions:
Not open to students who are taking or who have taken ENTO 330 or ENTO 350.
Content:

A lecture course designed to introduce insect structure, physiology, behaviour, biochemistry, development, systematics, evolution, ecology and control. The course stresses interrelationships and integrated pest control.  (Minimum enrolment 12 students).

1) Introduction
2) External anatomy
3) Internal anatomy
4) Physiology
5) Test of material from lectures to date
6) Sensory systems
7) Insects and their environments
8) Pest insects in agriculture, forestry and medicine
9) Pest control by chemical, cultural and physical methods
10) Test of material covered since previous test
11) Predators and parasitoids in biological control
12) Virus control of pest insects
13) Bacterial control of pest insects
14) Insect immunity

       
Readings:
The Insects, an Outline of Entomology by P.J. Gullan and P.S. Cranston, 2000 Chapman & Hall
Method:
Lectures, modules and term papers.
Evaluation:
Final exam, 2 midterm tests, and term paper.

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Last update: March 22, 2017