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Screening of tropical isolates of Metarhizium anisopliae for virulence to the red palm weevil Rhynchophorus ferrugineus Olivier (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)

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Title
Screening of tropical isolates of Metarhizium anisopliae for virulence to the red palm weevil Rhynchophorus ferrugineus Olivier (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)
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SpringerPlus, January 2016
DOI 10.1186/s40064-016-2780-6
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Sun, Xiaodong, Yan, Wei, Qin, Weiquan, Zhang, Jing, Niu, Xiaoqing, Ma, Guangchang, Li, Fuheng

Abstract

The red palm weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus Olivier (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) is a serious pest of the palm tree in tropical regions of the world. One strain of Metarhizium sp. ZJ-1, isolated from Chinese soils, was evaluated for growth characteristics, and screened for its virulence to R. ferrugineus larvae in laboratory conditions. An approximately 685-bp fragment was amplified by ITS (ITS1-5.8S-ITS2) PCR from strain ZJ-1, further phylogenetic analysis revealed that 93 % similarity to Metarhizium anisopliae. Inoculation of 1 × 10(8) conidia/mL caused 100 % mortality of R. ferrugineus, LT50 levels of ZJ-1 were 1.66 days (1 × 10(8) conidia/mL), indicating that the conidia of strain ZJ-1 were highly virulent. These results suggest that M. anisopliae ZJ-1 has potential as an effective and persistent biological control agent for R. ferrugineus.

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Unknown 22 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 6 27%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 18%
Researcher 2 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 9%
Student > Bachelor 2 9%
Other 3 14%
Unknown 3 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 12 55%
Environmental Science 2 9%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 5%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 5%
Sports and Recreations 1 5%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 5 23%

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