Entomopathogenic Nematology (Cabi Publishing) by Randy Gaugler (Editor)

By Randy Gaugler (Editor)

Nematodes which are parasites of bugs are not any longer a laboratory interest. they've got started to be authorized as environmentally benign choices to using chemical pesticides, for the keep watch over of insect pests. Nematode worms at the moment are utilized as organic regulate brokers opposed to insect pests of diverse horticultural and agricultural crops.This ebook offers a entire evaluation of entomopathogenic nematology. It starts off by means of reviewing basic biology and surroundings a taxonomic origin for nematodes and their bacterial symbionts. numerous chapters are dedicated to practical strategies focused on parasitism and to nematode ecology. Later chapters describe technological advances and regulate methodologies.

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Glaseri, S. cubanum Unidentified, Steinernema spp. S. kushidai Upper threshold T°C for growth Pathogenicity for lepidopteran insects Motility Pigmentation Simmon’s citrate Aesculin hydrolysis Phenylalanine deaminase Tryptophan deaminase Acid production from: myo-Inositol Ribose Salicin Utilization of: Diaminobutane D,L-Glycerate L(−)Histidine myo-Inositol Ribose L-Tyrosine Lecithinase (egg yolk agar) Lipase (Tween-80) X. poinarii X. beddingii X. japonica + − − + − − − − − − − − − − + − − + − − − 35 − 32 − 40 − 39 + 35 + + − + − d ow + − d − d y + − [−] + d br + d [−] − + lb + + − +w d yb − − dw − +w − − dw + − − − − − + + − − − − + − +w − − d d [+] + + dw [+] [+] d + − [−] [+] − − − − +w − + + − + + d +w − − − − − − d − a All tests were done at 28°C; + = 90–100% of strains are positive; [+] = 76–89% are positive; d = 26–75% are positive; [−] = 11–25% are positive; − = 0–10% are positive.

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