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Intraguild predation among biological-control agents: theory and evidence
Abstract Theoretical and empirical evidence developed in four subdisciplines of biological control (biocontrol of plant pathogens, weeds, nematodes, and arthropods) is brought to bear upon a sharedExpand
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Nematode-trapping fungi of a natural shrubland: Tests for food chain involvement
We describe the spatial and temporal pat- terns in the abundance of nematode-trapping fungi and in suppression of nematodes in a coastal shrub- land. A previous study at this location (Bodega Ma-Expand
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Trap production by nematophagous fungi growing from parasitized nematodes
Nematode-trapping fungi are generally considered facultative parasites that produce traps only under special conditions. However, Arthrobotrys dactyloides, A. oligospora, MonacrosporiumExpand
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Effects of a common harvester ant (Messor andrei) on richness and abundance of soil biota
Soil biota and chemistry were compared between harvester ant (Messor andrei) nests and adjacent, non-ant soil from a semi-arid, serpentine grassland. The major soil groups (bacteria, fungi,Expand
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Alginate Pellet Formulation of Hirsutella rhossiliensis for Biological Control of Plant-Parasitic Nematodes
Abstract Vegetative colonies of the nematophagous fungus Hirsutella rhossiliensis were grown in shake culture, rinsed free of media, macerated, and pelletized in 1% alginate. Nondried or dried (1 dayExpand
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Soil pH and the Activity of a Pelletized Nematophagous Fungus.
ABSTRACT When formulated as assimilative hyphae in alginate pellets, the nematophagous fungus Hirsutella rhossiliensis was more active (i.e., parasitized more assay nematodes) in an acidic vineyardExpand
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Tests for Density-Dependent Parasitism of Nematodes by Nematode-Trapping and Endoparasitic Fungi
Abstract The relationship between parasitism by fungi and density of host nematodes (juveniles of Meloidogyne javanica ) was examined in soil microcosms. One of five fungi ( Hirsutella rhossiliensisExpand
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Population biology and biological control of nematodes.
  • B. Jaffee
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Canadian journal of microbiology
  • 1 May 1992
We studied the population biology of the nematophagous fungus Hirsutella rhossiliensis to understand its potential as a biological control agent. Because the fungus is an infectious and transmissibleExpand
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