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Biological Control of Insect and Weed Pests

Biological Control of Insect and Weed Pests

Biological Control of Insect and Weed Pests

  • Editor: Teresa Romero Cortes
  • ISBN: 978-1-63278-060-7
  • DOI: 10.4172/978-1-63278-060-7-061
  • No of Pages: 34
  • Publisher: OMICS International
  • Published On: December 2015 , Wed 16
  • Chapter 1      
    Biological Control of Insect and Weed Pests
    Authors: Teresa Romero Cortes, Mario Ramírez-Lepe, Jaime Alioscha Cuervo Parra

    Biological control agents are the instruments for biological control which is the technique of defending crops who is born from the study of the equilibrium present in nature between the harmful organisms and their natural antagonists.

  • Teresa Romero Cortes

    Escuela Superior de Apan, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo, Carretera Apan-Calpulalpan, Km 8, Chimalpa Tlalayote s/n, Colony Chimalpa, Apan, Hgo., Mexico

    Dr. Teresa Romero Cortes is a graduate student from the faculty of Bioanalysis of the Universidad Veracruzana, later she earned an Mastery in Biochemical Engineering and a PhD in Food Science from the Instituto Tecnológico de Veracruz. She currently serves as a research professor at the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo, Apan campus in which she has participated in the creation of two educational programs of national importance. She has the desirable profile recognition by the Secretaria de Educación Pública (SEP) and recognition by the Sistema Nacional de Investigadores (“National Research System”, SNI). Is member of the research in genetics and bioprocess engineering. His research interests are focused on the general microbiology, predictive microbiology, molecular biology, microbial biotechnology and the effect of cold storage on the flexibility of the cuticle (“mixiote”) of pulque maguey (Agave sp.).

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