Submitted to: Field Manual of Techniques in Invertebrate Pathology
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: August 30, 2006
Publication Date: October 1, 2007
Citation: Vega, F.E., Dowd, P.F., Lacey, L.A., Klein, M.G. 2007. Dissemination of beneficial microbial agents by insects. Field Manual of Techniques in Invertebrate Pathology. 18 p. 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 entomopathogenic fungi, viruses, and plant disease antagonists are discussed.