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Isolation and identification of entomopathogenic nematodes from citrus orchards in South Africa and their biocontrol potential against false codling moth.
It was shown that emerging moths were infected with nematodes, which may aid in control and dispersal, and the first report on the potential use of EPN to control the soil-borne life stages of FCM, which includes larvae, pupae and emerging moth. Expand
Entomopathogenic nematodes (Steinernematidae and Heterorhabditidae) from the southwestern parts of South Africa
Soil samples were collected in the southwestern parts of South Africa to obtain entomopathogenic nematodes of the families Steinernema and Heterorhabditis, where they parasitise different life stages of various soil-inhabiting insects. Expand
Steinernema khoisanae n. sp. (Rhabditida: Steinernematidae) : a new entomopathogenic nematode from South Africa
A new species of entomopathogenic nematode, Steinernema khoisanae n. sp. is described from South Africa. The new species is characterised by morphometrics of the infective juvenile with body lengthExpand
Susceptibility of the Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata) and the Natal fruit fly (Ceratitis rosa) to entomopathogenic nematodes.
Pupariating larvae and adult flies were susceptible to nematode infection, with no infection recorded for the pupae. Expand
Diversity and distribution of nematodes associated with terrestrial slugs in the Western Cape Province of South Africa
A survey of nematodes associated with native and introduced species of terrestrial slugs was conducted in the Western Cape Province of South Africa, in order to gather new data regarding diversity and distribution, and three new species of slug-parasitic nematode were identified. Expand
Potential of South African entomopathogenic nematodes (Heterorhabditidae and Steinernematidae) for control of the citrus mealybug, Planococcus citri (Pseudococcidae).
Results showed that the first 2-4h post application is the most decisive time for establishing successful infection of mealybugs, as the level of available free water gradually decreases, as trees dry out. Expand
Entomopathogenic Nematode Exploitation: Case Studies in Laboratory and Field Applications from South Africa
A revived interest in applied research on EPN ensued during early 2000, with research starting in earnest in 2003 at the South African Agricultural Research Council–Small Grain Institute (ARC–SGI) near Bethlehem, Free State province, continuing a year later at Stellenbosch University, in the Western Cape province. Expand
Heterorhabditis safricana n. sp. (Rhabditida: Heterorhabditidae), a new entomopathogenic nematode from South Africa
A new entomopathogenic nematode from South Africa is identified and described, which is thought to be the first of its kind in the world. Expand
Photorhabdus heterorhabditis sp. nov., a symbiont of the entomopathogenic nematode Heterorhabditis zealandica.
Sequence analysis based on a multigene approach, DNA-DNA hybridization data and phenotypic traits showed that strains SF41T, SF783 and Q614 belong to the same species of the genus Photorhabdus with Photorhabidus temperata subsp. Expand
Soil biota in a megadiverse country: Current knowledge and future research directions in South Africa
Abstract Soils are integral to agricultural productivity, biodiversity, and the maintenance of ecosystem services. However, soil ecosystem research depends on foundational biological knowledge thatExpand