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2 - Catalogs
3 - Orders
4 - Extras
5 - About ARSEF
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THE USDA-ARS
COLLECTION OF
ENTOMOPATHOGENIC
FUNGAL CULTURES
(ARSEF)

AND ITS ASSOCIATED SERVICES

CATALOGS of ARSEF Isolates

The recent phylogenetically based revisions of the taxonomy affecting many fungal entomopathogens is included in the introductory material in all catalogs of ARSEF isolates. The same discussion is also available from the Society for Invertebrate Pathology.

LIVE SEARCH for ARSEF Isolates

 

Obtain ARSEF Isolates

Information on how to order cultures, whether USDA-APHIS permits might be needed, the costs of receiving isolates, and terms of shipment.

The Cultures Arrived! Now What Do I Do?

Reviving Lyophilized ARSEF Isolates  --  A one-page guide about how to revive freeze-dried isolates and how to interpret the labels on ampules and serum bottles.

Recipes for Commonly Used Culture Media  --  Recipes and guidance about the solid and liquid media most frequently used in ARSEF and for shipped isolates. This also includes recipes of other media that might be used to culture some more fastidious entomopathogens. If you need recipes for media not included here, please contact the Curator.

Additional Resources about Entomopathogenic Fungi

Presentations and reprints with more information about the biology and systematics of entomopathogenic fungi. Contact the Curator directly to request reprints (in PDF format) of any of his publications. 

Services and History of the ARSEF Collection

Information about depositions and exchanges of cultures, diagnostic services, how to acknowledge ARSEF isolates in publications, special catalog compilations, releases of ARSEF isolates from laboratory containment, and the history and goals of the ARSEF collection.

Contact ARSEF Staff

Richard A. Humber, Curator/Insect Mycologist

USDA-ARS Biological IPM Research Unit
Robert W. Holley Center for Agriculture and Health
538 Tower Road
Ithaca, New York 14853-2901 (USA)
     phone: [+1] 607-255-1276
     fax: [+1] 607-255-1132
     email: richard.humber@ars.usda.gov

Karen S. Hansen, Biological Technician
Micheal M. Wheeler, Biological Technician

USDA-ARS Biological IPM Research Unit
Robert W. Holley Center for Agriculture and Health
538 Tower Road
Ithaca, New York 14853-2901 (USA)
     phone: [+1] 607-255-1274
     fax: [+1] 607-255-1132

 

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