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Pathogenic application of Aspergillus species for the control of agricultural important grasshoppers

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Santosh Kumar, Riffat Sultana, M. Saeed Wagan

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J. Bio. Env. Sci.3( 12), 223-229, December 2013


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During the present study a total of 08 species of grasshopper came in collection amongst these survivalships of three grasshopper i-e Oxya velox (Fabricius, 1787), Poekilocerus pictus (Fabricius, 1775) and Hieroglyphus nigrorepletus Bolivar, 1912 were note following the infection of three Aspergillus species i-e Aspergillus flavus, A.fumigutus and A.niger under laboratory condition. The average survival times of the treated grasshopper in the present study were significantly shorter than those typically observed in control trails. The high fungal infection incidence recorded on grasshopper cadavers suggested that fungi entomopathogen isolated are significantly important pathogen in the reduction of grasshopper’s population.


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Pathogenic application of Aspergillus species for the control of agricultural important grasshoppers

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