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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Image Number D2858-1

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Image Number D2858-1

Beneficial nematodes that can attack and kill corn rootworm must be mass-produced before distribution. Here, a cadaver of a waxworm larva (right) serves as a host “factory” for nematodes feeding within it. Inset: A microscopic view of the thread-like nematodes (white arrows point to several; the gray arrow points to a nerve of the insect host) inside the cadaver.

 

Photo by Ivan Hiltpold.


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Last Modified: 4/25/2013
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