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    Data on morphological features of mycosis induced by Colletotrichum nymphaeae and Lecanicillium longisporum on citrus orthezia scale

    Moura Mascarin, Gabriel and Guarín-Molina, Juan Humberto and Arthurs, Steven Paul and Humber, Richard Alan and de Andrade Moral, Rafael (2016) Data on morphological features of mycosis induced by Colletotrichum nymphaeae and Lecanicillium longisporum on citrus orthezia scale. Data in Brief, 8. pp. 49-51.

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    We describe symptoms of mycosis induced by two native fungal entomopathogens of the citrus orthezia scale, Praelongorthezia praelonga (Hemiptera: Ortheziidae), an important pest of citrus orchards. The data presented in this article are related to the article entitled “Seasonal prevalence of the insect pathogenic fungus Colletotrichum nymphaeae in Brazilian citrus groves under different chemical pesticide regimes” [1]. The endemic fungal pathogen, C. nymphaeae, emerges through the thin cuticular intersegmental regions of the citrus orthezia scale body revealing orange salmon-pigmented conidiophores bearing conidial masses, as well as producing rhizoid-like hyphae that extend over the citrus leaf. By contrast, nymphs or adult females of this scale insect infected with Lecanicillium longisporum exhibit profuse outgrowth of bright white-pigmented conidiophores with clusters of conidia emerging from the insect intersegmental membranes, and mycosed cadavers are commonly observed attached to the leaf surface by hyphal extensions. These morphological differences are important features to discriminate these fungal entomopathogens in citrus orthezia scales.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: © 2016 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Inc. This is an open access article under the CCBY license (
    Keywords: Insect mycosis; Conidia; Conidiophores; Microscopy; Biological control; Ascomycetous fungi;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Mathematics and Statistics
    Item ID: 10000
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    Depositing User: Rafael de Andrade Moral
    Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2018 14:03
    Journal or Publication Title: Data in Brief
    Publisher: Elsevier
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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