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Host finding behaviour as a predictor of foraging strategy in entomopathogenic nematodes
It is concluded that H. bacteriophora, H. megidis, S. anomali and S. glaseri cruise to find hosts, whereas S. scapterisci ambush hosts are intermediary in the search continuum sharing some characteristics of both ambush and cruise foragers. Expand
Behavioral ecology of entomopathogenic nematodes
The behavior and ecology of entomopathogenic nematodes in relation to their successes and failures as biological control agents are discussed and some suggestions about where future research should be directed are made. Expand
Biology and behaviour.
Entomopathogenic nematodes (EPNs) of the families Steinernematidae and Heterorhabditidae are lethal pathogens of insects. These pathogens contribute to the regulation of natural populations ofExpand
Allelopathy: a possible mechanism of suppression of plant-parasitic nematodes by entomopathogenic nematodes
Results demonstrate allelopathic interactions between plant-parasitic nematodes, entomopathogenic nematode treatments and their symbiotic bacteria and the likely role of allelopathy in the suppression of plant-Parasitic Nematodes by innundative applications of entomopathy is discussed. Expand
Suppression of plant-parasitic nematode populations in turfgrass by application of entomopathogenic nematodes
It is concluded that S. riobravis may be as effective as the chemical nematicide, Fenamiphos (Nemacur 10G) at 4 weeks after treatment and more effective at 8 weeks after Treatment. Expand
Response of cruiser and ambusher entomopathogenic nematodes (Steinernematidae) to host volatile cues
Two species of entomopathogenic nematodes, an ambush forager and a cruising forager, were assayed for their responses to volatiles associated with Galleria mellonella and Steinernema glaseri showed no significant response to any treatments tested. Expand
Ecology in the service of biological control: the case of entomopathogenic nematodes
Increased understanding of the ecology of entomopathogenic nematodes has enabled better matches between parasites and hosts, and more accurate predictions of field performance, which underline the importance of a strong partnership between basic and applied ecology in the area of biological control. Expand
Comparative genomics of Steinernema reveals deeply conserved gene regulatory networks
It is shown that sets of novel conserved non-coding regulatory motifs are associated with orthologous genes in Steinernema and Caenorhabditis involved in neurogenesis and embryonic development that are likely part of conserved protein–DNA relationships shared between these two genera. Expand
Entomopathogenic nematode host finding : response to host contact cues by cruise and ambush foragers
Steinernema glaseri responds to selected chemical host cues for host location, whereas S. carpocapsae does not and it is predicted that cruising foragers rely on chemical cues more heavily than ambushers. Expand
Compatibility of Acaricide Residues with Phytoseiulus persimilis and Their Effects on Tetranychus urticae
Proper pesticide selection may create favorable conditions for release of P. persimilis and reduce acaricide dependency. Expand