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Insect pathogenic fungi in biological control: status and future challenges

Eilenberg, Jørgen; Meyling, Nicolai V. and Jensen, Annette B. (2009) Insect pathogenic fungi in biological control: status and future challenges. In: Ehlers, Ralf-Udo; Crickmore, Neil; Enkerli, Jürg; Glazer, Itamar; Lopez-Ferber, Miguel and Tkaczuk, Cezary (Eds.) IOBC wprs Bulletin, International Organization for Biological and Integrated Control of Noxious Animals and Plants, pp. 7-10.

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In Europe, insect pathogenic fungi have in decades played a significant role in biological control of insects. With respect to the different strategies of biological control and with respects to the different genera of insect pathogenic fungi, the success and potential vary, however. Classical biological control: no strong indication of potential. Inundation and inoculation biological control: success stories with the genera Metarhizium, Beauveria, Isaria/Paecilomyces and Lecanicillium (previously Verticillium). However, the genotypes employed seem to include a narrow spectrum of the many potentially useful genotypes. Conservation biological control: Pandora and Entomophthora have a strong potential, but also Beauveria has a potential to be explored further. The main bottleneck for further exploitation of insect pathogenic fungi in biological control is the limited knowledge of host pathogen interaction at the fungal genotype level.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Keynote presentation
Subjects: Values, standards and certification > Regulation
Food systems > Markets and trade
Environmental aspects > Biodiversity and ecosystem services
Research affiliation: Denmark > KU-LIFE - Faculty of Life Sciences
Denmark > DARCOF III (2005-2010) > VEGQURE - Organic cropping Systems for Vegetable production
ISBN:978-92-9067-219-7
Deposited By: Meyling, Nicolai V.
ID Code:16060
Deposited On:03 Sep 2009 12:29
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:39
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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