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Distribution patterns of fungal entomopathogens in soil habitats: Natural occurrence, diversity and dynamics


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Meyling, Nicolai V. (2009) Distribution patterns of fungal entomopathogens in soil habitats: Natural occurrence, diversity and dynamics. Speech at: 42nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Invertebrate Pathology, Park City, Utah, USA, 16-20 August 2009. [Unpublished]

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Fungal entomopathogens are seemingly ubiquitous in soils. An increasing number of surveys around the world have shown that ascomycete fungi from the Hypocreales can be isolated from soils of many habitats. Based on morphological characteristics of the fungi some patterns of distribution have emerged. However, recent developments in molecular characterization of entomopathogenic fungi have revealed significant new insights into the distribution of genetic groups of some taxa, including Beauveria spp, and possible restrictions to certain habitats. I will present and discuss some of these distribution patterns and include new findings which indicate that some fungi are restricted to underground lifestyles while others cycle between below- and aboveground habitats within an agroecosystem.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Speech
Keywords:Entomopathogenic fungi; soil; conservation biological control; Beauveria; Metarhizium
Subjects: Knowledge management > Research methodology and philosophy > Specific methods > Surveys and statistics
Soil > Soil quality > Soil biology
Environmental aspects > Biodiversity and ecosystem services
Crop husbandry > Soil tillage
Research affiliation: Denmark > KU - University of Copenhagen > KU-LIFE - Faculty of Life Sciences
Denmark > DARCOF III (2005-2010) > VEGQURE - Organic cropping Systems for Vegetable production
Deposited By: Meyling, Nicolai V.
ID Code:16056
Deposited On:03 Sep 2009 07:15
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:39
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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