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    Transmission Success of Entomopathogenic Nematodes Used in Pest Control


    Labaude, Sophie and Griffin, Christine (2018) Transmission Success of Entomopathogenic Nematodes Used in Pest Control. Insects, 9 (72). ISSN 2075-4450

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    Official URL: https://doi.org/10.3390/insects9020072


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    Abstract

    Entomopathogenic nematodes from the two genera Steinernema and Heterorhabditis are widely used as biological agents against various insect pests and represent a promising alternative to replace pesticides. Efficacy and biocontrol success can be enhanced through improved understanding of their biology and ecology. Many endogenous and environmental factors influence the survival of nematodes following application, as well as their transmission success to the target species. The aim of this paper is to give an overview of the major topics currently considered to affect transmission success of these biological control agents, including interactions with insects, plants and other members of the soil biota including conspecifics.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: © 2018 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). Cite as: Labaude, S.; Griffin, C.T. Transmission Success of Entomopathogenic Nematodes Used in Pest Control. Insects 2018, 9, 72.
    Keywords: entomopathogenic nematodes; Steinernematidae; Heterorhabditidae; infection; biocontrol;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Biology
    Item ID: 9976
    Depositing User: Dr. Christine Griffin
    Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2018 09:14
    Journal or Publication Title: Insects
    Publisher: MDPI
    Refereed: Yes
    Funders: European Union Seventh Framework Programme
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