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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Germination of Blastospores and Conidia of Paecilomyces Fumosoroseus on Silverleaf Whiteflies

item Vega, Fernando
item Jackson, Mark
item McGuire, Michael

Submitted to: National Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: December 12, 1996
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: Second instar silverleaf whiteflies were sprayed with 1 x 10**7 conidia or blastospores. Samples were collected at different periods of time after spraying and freeze-dried. SEM was used to determine time to germ tube formation and fungal penetration through the cuticle. Blastospores germinate much faster than conidia.

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