The potential of a strain of Beauveria bassiana (Ascomycota: Clavicipitaceae) obtained from a naturally infected Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) pupa as a biological control agent against this weevil was evaluated both in the laboratory and in semi-field assays. Laboratory results indicate that this strain of B. bassiana can infect eggs, larvae and adults of R. ferrugineus (LC,sub,50,/sub, from 6.3×10,sup,7,/sup, to 3.0×10,sup,9,/sup, conidia per ml). However, mortality was not the only indicator of treatment efficacy because adults of either sex inoculated with the fungus efficiently transmitted the disease to untreated adults of the opposite sex, with male-to-female and female-to-male rates of transmission of 55% and 60%, respectively. In addition, treatment with B. bassiana significantly reduced fecundity (up to 62.6%) and egg hatching (32.8%) in pairing combinations with fungus-challenged males, females or both sexes. Likewise, 30-35% increase in larval mortality was ...
Aims: The genetic diversity of Beauveria bassiana was investigated by comparing isolates of this species to each other (49 from different geographical regions of Brazil and 4 from USA) and to other Beauveria spp. Methods and Results: The isolates were examined by multilocus enzyme electrophoresis (MLEE), amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP), and rDNA sequencing. MLEE and AFLP revealed considerable genetic variability among B. bassiana isolates. Several isolates from South and Southeast Brazil had high similarity coefficients, providing evidence of at least one population with clonal structure. There were clear genomic differences between most Brazilian and USA B. bassiana isolates. A Mantel test using data generated by AFLP provided evidence that greater geographical distances were associated with higher genetic distances. AFLP and rDNA sequencing demonstrated notable genotypic variation between B. bassiana and other Beauveria spp. Conclusion: Geographical distance between populations
Kultuuris kasvab Beauveria bassiana ühtlase valge seeneniidistikust „mättana". Ta toodab arvukalt kuivi, pulberjaid koniide (lühieoseid) sisaldavaid valgeid eoskotte. Iga askus koosneb eoseid moodustavate rakkude kogumikest, mis on väikesed ning ovaalsed. Eosed ise on üherakulised, haploidsed ja hüdrofoobsed. Looduses tekitab Beauveria bassiana putukatel haigust nimetusega valge muskardiin. Seen siseneb putukasse läbi kutiikulast koosneva välisskeleti, millesse ta "puurib" augu, eritades lagundavaid aineid ning avaldades kutiikulale survet. Üheks selliseks aineks on näiteks ensüüm Prl, mis hüdrolüüsib elastiini, kaseiini ja želatiini.[4] Putukas olles eritab seen toksiine, tappes lõpuks oma peremeesorganismi.[5] Pärast surma kasvavad valged seeneniidid putuka kehaõõnsustest välja ning hakkavad uusi eoseid tekitama. Tüüpiline Beauveria bassiana võib nakatada paljusid erinevaid putukaliike, erinevad isolaadid erinevad ka peremeesorganismide valiku poolest. Sellise ...
ABSTRACTAphids are regarded as one of the most important pest problems of vegetable crops worldwide. Most vegetable growers in sub-Saharan Africa heavily rely on chemical insecticides for control of aphids. However, the synthetic insecticided have detrimental effects on users, consumers and the environment. Fungal-based biopesticides are being considered as alternatives to synthetic chemical insecticides. This study evaluated the virulence of five isolates of Metarhizium anisopliae (Metsch.) Sorok. and three of Beauveria bassiana (Bals.) Vuill. against apterous adults of Brevicoryne brassicae (L.), Lipaphis pseudobrassicae (Davis) and Aphis gossypii (Glover). The thermotolerance and conidial yield of the isolates were also evaluated as a prerequisite for strain selection. Three isolates of M. anisopliae ICIPE 30, ICIPE 62 and ICIPE 69 outperformed the other fungal isolates, causing mortality of 85-98%, 83-97%, and 73-77%, in B. brassicae, L. pseudobrassicae and A. gossypii, respectively, 7 d ...
abstract = {The Drosophila Toll-signaling pathway controls the systemic antifungal host response. Gram-negative binding protein 3 (GNBP3), a member of the beta-glucan recognition protein family senses fungal infections and activates this pathway. A second detection system perceives the activity of proteolytic fungal virulence factors and redundantly activates Toll. GNBP3(hades) mutant flies succumb more rapidly to Candida albicans and to entomopathogenic fungal infections than WT flies, despite normal triggering of the Toll pathway via the virulence detection system. These observations suggest that GNBP3 triggers antifungal defenses that are not dependent on activation of the Toll pathway. Here, we show that GNBP3 agglutinates fungal cells. Furthermore, it can activate melanization in a Toll-independent manner. Melanization is likely to be an essential defense against some fungal infections given that the entomopathogenic fungus Beauveria bassiana inhibits the activity of the main melanization ...
Investigated the bioconversion of 2-ethylpyridine by the fungus Beauveria bassiana ATCC 7159. In the result of researches was obtained the hydroxylated derivative of the initial substrate. The yield of the product was observed as 60 %.
Heat and cold are environmental abiotic factors that restrict the use of entomopathogenic fungi as agents for biological control of insects. The thermotolerance and cold activity of 60 entomopathogenic fungal isolates, including five species of Beauveria and one isolate of Engyodontium albus (=Beauveria alba) were examined as to tolerance of temperatures that might be encountered during field use. In addition, cold activity of eight Metarhizium spp. isolates was evaluated. The isolates were from various geographic regions, arthropod hosts or substrates. High variability in conidial thermotolerance was found among the Beauveria spp. isolates after exposure to 45 degrees C for 2 h, as evidenced by low (0-20%), medium (20-60%), or high germination (60-80%). The thermal death point (0% germination) for three rather thermotolerant B. bassiana isolates (CG 138, GHA and ARSEF 252) was 46 degrees C for 6 h. At low temperatures (5 degrees C), with few exceptions (e.g. CG 66, UFPE 479, CG 227, CG 02), most of the
In Argentina, where several outbreaks of D. maculipennis wreaked losses on ranches and farms between 2008 and 2011, a research team led by Sebastian Pelizza of CEPAVE (Central de Estudios Parasitologicos y de Vectores, or Center for Parasitological and Vector Studies, part of the National University of La Plate), looked at the possibility of using the soil fungus Beauveria bassiana to combat D. maculipennis swarms and outbreaks. His study was published on line in April in the open-access Journal of Insect Science.. B. bassiana is an endophyte: It takes up residence in a host plant and thrives without harming the plant. It also is known to be parasitic to insects. Its often used for biological control of insect pests of agricultural plants, but Pelizzas study is the first to look at B. bassianas ability to resist D. maculipennis in corn. D. maculipennis is one of 18 species of grasshopper pests found in Argentina but is considered one of the most significant pests, especially in the grassland ...
Beauveria bassiana Bio-Insek is a biological insecticide. Spores of the fungus, when landing on insects, parasitizes the body and if present in the soil, will parasitize
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یکی از عوامل بیمارگر شپشه دندانه‌دار (Oryzaephilus surinamensis L.) قارچ Beauveria bassiana (Balsamo) می‌باشد.در این تحقیق اثر غلظت‌های زیر کشنده عامل بیمارگر بر باروری، میزان تخم‌گذاری و درصد تفریخ تخم شپشه دندانه‌دار در شرایط تغذیه از سه رقم خرمای سایر، زاهدی و دیری در شرایط آزمایشگاهی بررسی گردید. حشرات کامل با 5 غلظت زیر-کشنده شامل 102،2 10×5، 103، 103×5،104 اسپور در میلی-لیتر تیمار و سپس با شاهد مقایسه شد. غلظت‌های زیر کشنده کاهش دهنده پتانسیل تولید مثل با استفاده از روش لگاریتم- پروبیت در هر رقم مشخص گردید. غلظت‌های مورد آزمایش عامل بیماری دارای اثرات کاهش دهنده در شاخص باروری بود.
Beauveria bassiana is a fungal entomopathogen with the ability to colonize plants endophytically. As an endophyte, B. bassiana may play a role in protecting plants from herbivory and disease. This protocol demonstrates two inoculation methods to establish B. bassiana endophytically in the common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris), in preparation for subsequent evaluations of endophytic biological control. Plants are grown from surface-sterilized seeds for two weeks before receiving a B. bassiana treatment of 108 conidia/ml (or water) applied either as a foliar spray or a soil drench. Two weeks later, the plants are harvested and their leaves, stems and roots are sampled to evaluate endophytic fungal colonization. For this, samples are individually surface sterilized, cut into multiple sections, and incubated in potato dextrose agar media for 20 days. The media is inspected every 2-3 days to observe fungal growth associated with plant sections and record the occurrence of B. bassiana to estimate the ...
Temperature is a critical determinant of the development of malaria parasites in mosquitoes, and hence the geographic distribution of malaria risk, but little is known about the thermal preferences of Anopheles. A number of other insects modify their thermal behaviour in response to infection. These alterations can be beneficial for the insect or for the infectious agent. Given current interest in developing fungal biopesticides for control of mosquitoes, Anopheles stephensi were examined to test whether mosquitoes showed thermally-mediated behaviour in response to infection with fungal entomopathogens and the rodent malaria, Plasmodium yoelii. Over two experiments, groups of An. stephensi were infected with one of three entomopathogenic fungi, and/or P. yoelii. Infected and uninfected mosquitoes were released on to a thermal gradient (14 - 38°C) for snapshot assessments of thermal preference during the first five days post-infection. Mosquito survival was monitored for eight days and, where
Two exotic fungal isolates, one of Beauveria bassiana (268-86) and another of Metarhizium anisopliae (100-82), three local isolates of B. bassiana (isolates I, II, III) and one of the entomogenous bacteria Serratia marcescens, were tested for pathogenicity against the banana weevil Cosmopolites sordidus. All four isolates of B. bassiana and the one of M. anisopliae were found to be pathogenic to third-instar larvae of C. sordidus, causing mortalities of 98-100% by 9 days post-exposure to dry fungal spores. M. anisopliae was the least pathogenic to larvae with LT50 of 4.2 days, compared to 3.5, 3.3, 3.6 and 4.0 respectively for isolates I, II, III and 268-86. B. bassiana was also pathogenic to adult C. sordidus, causing mortalities varying from 63-97% by 35 days post-exposure depending on isolate. As for larvae M. anisopliae exhibited low pathogenicity for the adult C. sordidus. In general, all the fungi tested were less pathogenic to adult weevils (LT50 = 17.5; 12.5; 8.0 and 22.0 days) for ...
sixty two] Boric acid, from time to time utilized as a secure indoor insecticide, is just not effective against mattress bugs because they dont groom.[sixty three][doubtful - focus on] The fungus Beauveria bassiana is currently being researched as of 2012[update] for its capability to control mattress bugs.[sixty four] As bed bugs continue to adapt pesticide resistance, scientists have examined the insects genome to check out how its adaptations establish and to search for potential vulnerabilities which might be exploited in its expansion and enhancement phases.[65 ...
Sean is a PhD student in the Department of Plant Biology. He graduated from Lake Superior State University in 2011 with a Bachelors in Biology, and received a Masters of Environmental Science from Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi in 2014. Sean joined the Department of Plant Biology in the fall of 2014 and is co-advised by Dr. H. Corby Kistler and Dr. Kathryn Bushley. Currently, Sean is investigating the role of cellular membrane-bound transporters in the transport and efflux of the Fusarium graminearum mycotoxin deoxynivalenol, commonly referred to as vomitoxin. His work will also seek to verify recent findings which suggest the widely used bio-control fungus Beauveria bassiana has the potential to produce deoxynivalenol. Sean joined the Mycology Club in 2015 and holds the position of Communications Director.. Email: [email protected] ...
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Rehner, Stephen A. , Marilena Aquino de Muro & Joseph W. Bischoff. Description and phylogenetic placement of Beauveria malawiensis sp. nov. (Clavicipitaceae, Hypocreales). Mycotaxon 98: 137 - 145. 2006.. ABSTRACT: A new entomopathogenic species, Beauveria malawiensis, is described. Beauveria malawiensis was isolated from a cadaver of Phoracantha semipunctata (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) collected in Zomba, Malawi. Morphologically, B. malawiensis is distinguished by its pink colony color, the terminal and intercalary clusters of inflated conidiophores that each gives rise to multiple rachiform conidiogenous cells, and holoblastic cylindrical conidia. Phylogenetic analysis of nuclear ribosomal internal transcribed spacer and translation elongation factor-1 alpha sequences place B. malawiensis apart from other species in the genus that also produce cylindrical conidia, supporting its proposed species status. KEYWORDS: Cordyceps, fungal entomopathogen, new species, taxonomy. ...
Roy, H.E.; Brodie, E.L.; Chandler, D.; Goettel, M.S.; Pell, J.K.; Wajnberg, E.; Vega, F.E.. 2010 Entomopathogenic fungi and insect behaviour: unsuspecting hosts to targeted vectors. In: Roy, Helen E.; Vega, Fernando E.; Chandler, Dave; Goettel, Mark S.; Pell, Judith K.; Wajnberg, E., (eds.) The ecology of fungal entomopathogens. Dordrecht, Springer, 1-6. Full text not available from this repository ...
Natural control. CLHB larvae are most susceptible to natural enemies in the early larval instar stage, or approximately the first two months of development. In China, predation by the weaver/red ants, Oecophylla smaragdina (Fab.) prevented the need for chemical control (Lieu 1945, Yang 1984). Sanitation. Field sanitation including cutting and burning/chipping of infested plant parts can eliminate immature stages. Mechanical exclusion. Since eggs are laid under the bark at the base of the trunk, wire nettings or spiral guards at the trunk base can serve as physical barrier for female oviposition. Biological control. The pathogenic fungi Beauveria brongniartii (Sacc.) is known to cause high adult mortality. In Japan, studies demonstrated adult mortality of 46 to 100% when sheets of polyurethane forms impregnated with Beauveria brongniartii were wrapped around the lower portion of the trunk or hung from the crotch (CABI 2004). Chemical control. Systemic insecticides are injected into base of a tree ...
Two exotic fungal isolates, one of Beauveria bassiana (268-86) and another of Metarhizium anisopliae (100-82), three local isolates of B. bassiana (isolates I, II, III) and one of the entomogenous bacteria Serratia marcescens, were tested for pathogenicity against the banana weevil Cosmopolites sordidus. All four isolates of B. bassiana and the one of M. anisopliae were found to be pathogenic to third-instar larvae of C. sordidus, causing mortalities of 98-100% by 9 days post-exposure to dry fungal spores. M. anisopliae was the least pathogenic to larvae with LT50 of 4.2 days, compared to 3.5, 3.3, 3.6 and 4.0 respectively for isolates I, II, III and 268-86. B. bassiana was also pathogenic to adult C. sordidus, causing mortalities varying from 63-97% by 35 days post-exposure depending on isolate. As for larvae M. anisopliae exhibited low pathogenicity for the adult C. sordidus. In general, all the fungi tested were less pathogenic to adult weevils (LT50 = 17.5; 12.5; 8.0 and 22.0 days) for ...
From: Department for International Development Document Type: Research Paper Theme: Agriculture Authors: Ellis, R.H. Moore, D. Hong, T.D. Gunn, J. Jenkins, N.E. ...
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Virulence is often under selection during host-parasite coevolution. In order to increase fitness, parasites are predicted to circumvent and overcome host immunity. A particular challenge for pathogens are external immune systems, chemical defence systems comprised of potent antimicrobial compounds released by prospective hosts into the environment. We carried out an evolution experiment, allowing for coevolution to occur, with the entomopathogenic fungus, Beauveria bassiana, and the red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum, which has a well-documented external immune system with strong inhibitory effects against B. bassiana. After just seven transfers of experimental evolution we saw a significant increase in parasite induced host mortality, a proxy for virulence, in all B. bassiana lines. This apparent virulence increase was mainly the result of the B. bassiana lines evolving resistance to the beetles external immune defences, not due to increased production of toxins or other harmful ...
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Krs is a class II lysyl-tRNA synthetase (KRS) that is involved in cytosolic protein synthesis in budding yeast but functionally has not been explored in filamentous fungi. Previous transcriptomic analysis has revealed that a Krs-coding gene is likely involved in pathogenesis of Beauveria bassiana, a classic insect pathogen as a global source of fungal insecticides. Here, we show that Krs is localized in the cytoplasm of hyphal cells and acts as a substantial virulence factor in B. bassiana. Deletion of krs resulted in 10-h delayed germination, decreased (15 %) thermotolerance, and lowered (46 %) UV-B resistance of aerial conidia despite limited impact on conidiation capacity and slight or inconspicuous influence on radial growth on rich and minimal media with different carbon (10 sugars/polyols) and nitrogen (17 amino acids) sources ...
Este trabalho teve o objetivo de avaliar, em condições de laboratório, a influência da temperatura e do tempo de exposição na viabilidade e virulência dos fungos Beauveria bassiana e Metarhizium anisopliae...
Citation: Meikle, W.G., Bon, M., Cook, S.C., Gracia, C.G., Jaronski, S. 2013. Two strains of Pseudomonas fluorscens bacteria differentially affect survivorship of waxworm (Galleria mellonella) larvae exposed to an arthropod fungal pathogen, Beauveria bassiana. Biocontrol Science and Technology. 23(2): 220-233. Interpretive Summary: In a field experiment by the same senior author (Meikle), biopesticide (which is like a pesticide but instead of chemicals it uses live fungal spores to attack pests) that had been commercially produced had very little effect on the bee mites (Varroa) that the product was trying to treat, and a negative effect on the nontarget insects, the bees themselves. This result was very different from previous field trials. The biopesticide was found to be contaminated by two strains of a bacteria that are often found in spoiled food and unclean water. The question was whether the bacteria may have interfered with the fungal spores and their ability to kill the mites. The ...
Ormond, E.L., Thomas, A.P., Pugh, P.J., Pell, J.K. and Roy, H.E. (2010) A Fungal Pathogen in Time and Space The Population Dynamics of Beauveria bassiana in a Conifer Forest. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 74, 146-154.
Catching Endophytic Fungi. Comparison of Histochemical and Immunological Methods Beauveria bassiana on a Brassica napus leaf: Immunofluorescence labelling with rabbit primary polyclonal and FITC
The OBS was baited with a synthetic mosquito lure, a blend consisting of carboxylic acids, ammonia and carbon dioxide. This lure was recently developed at Ifakara Health Institute [6, 8]. To reduce costs and ensure ease of handling, one constituent of the synthetic lure, industrial CO2 gas was replaced with organic CO2, made from a cocktail of bakers yeast and sugar [9, 10]. The mixture was prepared at least one hour before commencing the experiment to ensure that the yeast-sugar digestion process was already ongoing when the experiment started. The CO2 apparatus consisted of two separate plastic pots each having 500 grams of sugar and 3 litres water. Each pot contained a different amount of bakers yeast i.e. 80 g and 150 g of respectively. The yeast-sugar suspension inside both pots was adequately stirred before the pots were placed inside the OBS. This two-pot system, initially described by Saito et al [9] ensures a continuous supply of sufficient CO2 gas throughout the night. For the ...
Rehner, S.A., Minnis, A.M., Sung, G.H., Luangsa-ard, J.J., Devotto, L. and Humber, R.A. (2011) Phylogeny and Systematics of the Anamorphic, Entomopathogenic Genus Beauveria. Mycologia, 103, 1055-1073.
Two compounds made from a fungus could help researchers develop new drugs for treating atherosclerosis. When researchers tested them in mice, they appeared to prevent the accumulation of lipids in the cells where hardening of the arteries starts. (In the beginning stages of atherosclerosis, cells called macrophages store cholesterol and fatty acids.) In the study, Japanese researchers isolated the compounds from Beauveria fungus and called them beauveriolides.They tested the compounds macrophage cells and learned that the compounds prevent the formation of droplets and the activity of an enzyme called acyl-CoA: cholesterol acyltransferase. Thus they prevent the string of events that eventually lead to hardening the arteries. In mice bred to develop atherosclerosis, these compounds lowered atherosclerotic lesion formation by about 50% in treated animals, compared with controls. Also, no side effects such as damage to adrenal tissue were noted. The researchers reported their findings in the ...
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Managing Western Flower Thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) on Lettuce and Green Peach Aphid and Cabbage Aphid (Hemiptera: Aphididae) on Broccoli with Chemical Insecticides and the Entomopathogenic Fungus Beauveria bassiana (Hypocreales: Clavicipitaceae)
Managing Western Flower Thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) on Lettuce and Green Peach Aphid and Cabbage Aphid (Hemiptera: Aphididae) on Broccoli with Chemical Insecticides and the Entomopathogenic Fungus Beauveria bassiana (Hypocreales: Clavicipitaceae).
The effect of endophytic Beauveria bassiana in banana (Musa spp.) plants against the banana weevil Cosmopolites sordidus was examined in a screenhouse study in Uganda. Tissue-cultured banana plants (cv. Kibuzi, genome group EA-AAA) were inoculated by dipping roots in a B. bassiana suspension of 1.5 x 107 conidia/ml for 2 h. C. sordidus larvae were introduced 2 months later. Two weeks after larval infestation, endophytic B. bassiana significantly reduced larval survivorship (23.5[long dash]88.9% mycosis), resulting in 42.0[long dash]86.7% reduction of plant damage. This study has demonstrated for the first time that endophytic B. bassiana can be used to target the cryptic and damaging stage of C. sordidus, and offers an alternative, effective delivery mechanism for this biological control agent.. ...
The capability of Beauveria bassiana fungus to kill mosquito larvae was challenged with Aedes aegypti and Culex pipiens quinquefasciatus in a study conducted at the entomology laboratory of the Hea...
Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki is the most invasive termite species and has the largest economic impact of all the subterranean termites in the US. Although a lot of work has been done on the determination of chemical composition of frontal gland secretion from different families of termites, the protein component of those secretions was relatively overlooked. This study started with the observation that proteins are present in the frontal gland secretion of Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki soldiers. The goal was to characterize one of these proteins by identifying its DNA sequence which would lead to protein sequence, function, structure and role it plays in the defense of Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki. The protein cloned named TFP4 and analysis of its sequence revealed a molecular weight of 6853 Daltons. The sequence was compared with those of known proteins in NCBIs data base and similarities with other proteins analyzed. Two functions were assigned to TFP4, lysozyme and serine protease inhibitor.
Keywords: biocontrol agent, Cladosporium cladosporioides, fungal growth, insect cuticle, enzyme assay, IPMIntroduction The entomopathogenic fungus, Cladosporium cladosporioides is an important natural enemy of arthropods capable of infecting them directly through the integument (Shahid et al. 2012). Some Cladosporium species are efficient as biological insecticides, particularly against insects that have developed resistance to chemical insecticides (Abdel-Baky and Abdel-Salam 2003). It is well known that the entomopathogenic fungus is effective against a wide spectrum of insect pests and is commonly utilized in integrated pest management (IPM) as well as biological control programs (Bedini et al. 2018). By combining the entomopathogenic fungus with botanicals increase efficiency and accelerate the insect mortality (Asi et al. 2010; Serebrov et al. 2005; Purwar and Sachan 2006; Islam et al. 2010a, b). The appropriate use of entomopathogenic fungus and botanicals can play a significant role in ...
Biopesticides include fungi, bacteria, neem extract and pheromones. The effectiveness of many biopesticides equals that of conventional chemical pesticides, but there are two distinct differences. Biopesticides in general take longer to kill insects, plant diseases, or weeds, usually between 2 and 10 days. There are two types of biopesticides - biochemical and microbial. Biochemical pesticides are similar to naturally occurring chemicals and are nontoxic, such as insect pheromones used to locate mates, while microbial biopesticides, come from bacteria, fungi, algae or viruses that either occur naturally or are genetically altered. Entomopathogenic fungi generally suppress pests by mycosis: causing a disease that is specific to the insect. Biological control products have been under development since the late nineties; Green Muscle and NOVACRID are based on a naturally occurring entomopathogenic fungus (i.e. insects-infecting fungus), Metarhizium acridum. Species of Metarhizium are widespread ...
Brad Coates, Department of Entomology, Iowa State University. MS dissertation seminar Genetic Variation among Isolates of the Entomopathogenic Fungus, Beauveria bassiana (Bals.) Vuill. (Ascomycota:Hypocreales): Use of rRNA Internal Transcribed Spacers and Group I Introns for the Identification of Strains ...
Biopesticides are the fastest-growing crop protection market sector increasing at twice the compound annual growth rate of the crop protection market as a whole. In 2013, biopesticides represented 3% of the global crop protection market and are expected to grow to nearly 5% by 2015. Microbial biopesticides represent the largest product type in the biopesticide market, occupying close to 70% of the total market. Bioinsecticides are the largest use segment, occupying 50% of the total market. Several factors have prompted the biopesticide market expansion, but the needs of growers and manufacturers have been the primary driving forces of growth. These needs include a reduction in chemical and pesticide residues, stricter import and supermarket standards, a shorter pre-harvest interval, a push for sustainability, and additional modes of action for managing resistance. Browse the slideshow below for a visual presentation of more impressive biopesticide stats. ...
The lethal qualities that made Bassis fungus the bane of silk producers have proven a boon for agriculture and public health. Named Beauveria bassiana after its discoverer, it is a potent biological control agent against a host of harmful insects, including grasshoppers, locusts, bed bugs, and house flies. When the fungus contacts its host, spores germinate, enter the body, and grow internally, killing the insect within a few days. New spores arise from a white mold that covers the dead insect like the wrappings of a mummy, contributing to the infections name of white muscardine disease.. Given the virulence of this fungus, pest control managers have considered whether it might also be effective against one of the most damaging cattle pests, the horn fly (Haematobia irritans), but research recently published in the open-access Journal of Insect Science suggests that, while it "holds promise," lots of work remains to be done. The fungus samples tested in the research had stopping power but did ...
The team used Formica fusca, an ant species that can form thousand-strong colonies. This common black ant eats other insects, and also aphid honeydew. It often nests in tree stumps or under rocks and foraging workers can sometimes be spotted climbing trees.. Some ants were infected with Beauveria bassiana, a fungus. Infected ants chose food laced with toxic hydrogen peroxide, whereas healthy ants avoided it. Hydrogen peroxide reduced infected ant fatalities by 15%, and the ants varied their intake depending upon how high the peroxide concentration was.. In the wild, Formica fusca can encounter similar chemicals in aphids and dead ants. The Independent reported self-medicating ants a first among insects.. Bos obtained his doctorate from the University of Copenhagen. He began postdoctoral research at Helsinki in 2012. He also runs the AntyScience blog. The blog aims to help address "a gap between scientists and the general public." The name is a pun referencing ants, its primary topic, science, ...
Death by icing sugar. The icing sugar fungus, (Cordyceps bassiana) grows from within the victim insect, eventually killing it, Kaimai Forest, New Zealand [OC] http://ift.tt/2uF1Bjn
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Biopesticides centered on micro-organisms being always get a handle on plant conditions, nematodes, insects, and weeds. Bacteria can be found in all soils consequently they are probably the most abundant...