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Methods for isolation of entomopathogenic fungi from the soil environment - laboratory manual

Meyling, Nicolai V. (2007) Methods for isolation of entomopathogenic fungi from the soil environment - laboratory manual. [Metoder til isolering af insektpatogene svampe fra jorden - en laboratoriemaunal.] Department of Ecology, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen .

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Descriptions of methods and recommendation of laboratory procedures for the isolation of soil borne entomopathogenic fungi (specifically Beauveria spp. and M. anisopliae) are presented. For screening of occurrences of indigenous populations of entomopathogenic fungi the insect bait method is recommended. Further recommendations are: 1) Collect sufficient number of soil samples to cover the area of investigation; 2) if the bait method is used, apply sufficient individuals of bait insects to each sample to increase the likelihood of isolating the fungi present. Descriptions of isolation methods, statistical analyses of the data and preparation of media and bait insects are given.

EPrint Type:Other
Keywords:Insect pathogens; natural enemies; biological control; pest management
Subjects: Soil > Soil quality > Soil biology
Environmental aspects > Biodiversity and ecosystem services
Research affiliation: Denmark > DARCOF III (2005-2010) > VEGQURE - Organic cropping Systems for Vegetable production
Deposited By: Meyling, Nicolai V.
ID Code:11200
Deposited On:03 Sep 2007
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:35
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed
Additional Publishing Information:Laboratory manual

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