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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Dissemination of Beneficial Microbial Agents by Insects.

Authors
item Vega, Fernando
item Dowd, Patrick
item Lacey, Lawrence
item Pell, Judith - DEPT. OF ENTO. U.K.
item Jackson, David
item Klein, Michael

Submitted to: Book Chapter in Field Manual of Techniques in Insect Pathology, Kluwer Pub.
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: February 15, 2000
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: The chapter presents a review of insect dissemination of microbial agents. This concept, also known as autodissemination, is based in the establishment of a focus of pathogen infection in combination with the use of pheromones or other lures. Four case studies involving the dissemination of entompathogenic fungi, viruses, and plant disease antagonists are discussed.

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