Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-2013

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Invertebrate Pathology

Volume

114

Issue

3

First Page

329

Last Page

332

DOI

10.1016/j.jip.2013.09.009

Abstract

Entomopathogenic ascomycete fungi are ubiquitous in soil and on phylloplanes, and are important natural enemies of many soil-borne arthropods including larval western corn rootworm, Diabrotica virgifera virgifera, which is a major pest of corn. We measured the prevalence of Beauveria bassiana andMetarhizium anisopliae sensu lato in ten cornfields in Iowa, USA by baiting with larval insects. B. bassianaand M. anisopliae s.l. were present in 60% ± 6.3% and 55% ± 6.4% of soil samples, respectively. Subsequent laboratory bioassays found that some M. anisopliae s.l. strains collected from cornfields killed a greater proportion of D.v. virgifera larvae than a standard commercial strain.

Comments

This article is from Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 114 (2013): 329, doi:10.1016/j.jip.2013.09.009.

Rights

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Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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