Parasitology Research (2010) 107, 1271-1274

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Renan Nunes Leles, Nathalia Almeida Sousa, Luiz Fernando Nunes Rocha, Adelair Helena Santos, Heloisa Helena Garcia Silva and Christian Luz (2010)
Pathogenicity of some hypocrealean fungi to adult Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae)
Parasitology Research 107 (5), 1271-1274
Abstract: The pathogenicity of 19 hypocrealean entomopathogenic fungi from seven different genera in adult Aedes aegypti was tested. All fungi proved to be pathogenic, and Isaria fumosorosea, Lecanicillium muscarium, Lecanicillium psalliotae, Metarhizium anisopliae, Metarhizium lepidiotae, Metarhizium majus, Metarhizium frigidum, Paecilomyces carneus, and Paecilomyces lilacinus caused total mortality within 15 days of exposure of mosquitoes to the fungal culture. All fungi developed on dead individuals. The high susceptibility of adults to most tested strains underlines the interest of entomopathogenic fungi-especially those of the genera Metarhizium, Isaria, Paecilomyces and Lecanicillium-for biological control of A. aegypti.
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(original language: English)
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Database assignments for author(s): Christian Luz

Research topic(s) for pests/diseases/weeds:
biocontrol - natural enemies
Research topic(s) for beneficials or antagonists:
evaluation - screening - selection


Pest and/or beneficial records:

Beneficial Pest/Disease/Weed Crop/Product Country Quarant.


Aedes aegypti
Cordyceps fumosorosea (entomopathogen) Aedes aegypti
Metarhizium anisopliae (entomopathogen) Aedes aegypti
Akanthomyces muscarius (entomopathogen) Aedes aegypti
Purpureocillium lilacinum (entomopathogen) Aedes aegypti
Metarhizium frigidum (entomopathogen) Aedes aegypti
Paecilomyces carneus (entomopathogen) Aedes aegypti
Metarhizium lepidiotae (entomopathogen) Aedes aegypti
Metarhizium majus (entomopathogen) Aedes aegypti
Lecanicillium psalliotae (antagonist-entomopathogen) Aedes aegypti