Enhance the infectivity of Entomopathogenic nematode for the desiccation by novel methods.
Department of Pest Physiology, Plant Protection Research Institute, Agricultural Research Center, Dokki, Giza, Egypt.
Abstract: New progenies of the three entomopathogenic nematodes species (Steinernema riobrave, Steinernema rarum, Heterorhabditidsindica) and the isolate Heterorhabditids sp. (Hp2) obtained from the continuous culturing of nematode density inside the host (full grown larvae of the greater wax moth, Galleria mellonella). The newprogenies have the ability to penetrate and caused high mortality to the host more than the original species and its efficacy were not affected by the desiccation. The 4, 5, 6th progenies of the four tested species recorded penetration rate range (78.33-96.33%) and 100% mortality to Galleria mellonella in the soil moisture 10, 5, 3%. That mean these new juveniles are an excellent biocontrol agent.
[Saheir F. El-Lakwah. Enhance the infectivity of Entomopathogenic nematode for the desiccation by novel methods. J Am Sci 2013;9(6):639-645]. (ISSN: 1545-1003). http://www.jofamericanscience.org. 81
Keywords: Entomopathogenic Nematode, efficacy, mortality, penetration rate, desiccation, Galleria mellonella. Full Text 81