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Global Advances in the Ecology and Management of Golden Apple Snails

Posted on 29/1/2007 | 2130 reads | Tags: Genetics and biodiversity
Edited by Dr. Ravindra C. Joshi and Dr. Leocadio S. Sebastian

Here in one publication is all information so far known about golden apple snails (GAS) and the rice systems and countries they have afflicted. Around 500 pages of information are devoted to this species that continue to expand their distribution. With this complete publication, the knowledge vacuum on the ecology and management of GAS will be filled.

Some 24 chapters cover various aspects of snail taxonomy (traditional as well as molecular tools), impacts of GAS on aquatic ecosystems and farmers' health, and pesticide abuse/misuse. Even GAS-invaded countries have submitted their separate country reports.

Further, some chapters are dedicated to the utilization of GAS as food and as natural paddy weeder, with some information available on the biorational approach in its management and control.

The publication ensures comprehensive reference on the topic, written by experts around the world for the benefit of all researchers, students, and various organizations and libraries who need information on the subject.

600 pages, hardbound.
Dimensions: 7.78 cm x 25.4 cm
Weight: 1.6 kg.
ISBN 978-971-9081-31-9

Price: Developed countries US$102, Developing countries US$52.

For ordering information please visit the Philippine Rice Research Institute website.

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