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Identification of benzimidazole resistance in Cladobotryum dendroides using a PCR-based method
Cladobotryum dendroides, causal agent of cobweb disease of Agaricus bisporus, has become increasingly resistant to methylbenzimidazole carbamate (MBC) fungicides following the extensive use of MBC inExpand
Genetic and Morphological Characterization ofCladobotryum Species Causing Cobweb Disease of Mushrooms
Nucleotide sequence data for the internal transcribed spacer (ITS) regions of four Cladobotryum/Hypomyces species reported to be associated with cobweb disease, however, indicate that the most common pathogen is now C. mycophilum. Expand
Parasitism of Sirex noctilio by non-sterilizing Deladenus siricidicola in northeastern North America.
The parasitic nematode Deladenus siricidicola Bedding has been extensively used for biological control of the wood wasp Sirex noctilio F, an invasive pest of pine trees in the Southern Hemisphere, and may be less effective in providing biological control compared with sterilizing D. siricicola or parasitic hymenopterans. Expand
Phylogenetic analysis of Deladenus nematodes parasitizing northeastern North American Sirex species.
The authors' analyses suggest cospeciation between four North American Sirex spp. Expand
Susceptibility of the Adult Japanese Beetle, Popillia japonica to Entomopathogenic Nematodes.
It is concluded that both Heterorhabditis and Steinernema strains are able to cause mortality to adult Japanese beetle, but SteinERNema strains may be effectively disseminated due to their reproduction in the beetle. Expand
Deladenus (Tylenchida: Neotylenchidae) reproduction on species and strains of the white rot fungus Amylostereum
This is the first report of the ability of D. proximus to survive and reproduce on A. areolatum, the fungal symbiont usually carried by S.noctilio, suggesting this native nematode should be evaluated for its ability to parasitize and sterilize S. noctilIO. Expand
Variability in growth of Deladenus siricidicola on strains of the white rot fungus Amylostereum areolatum
Although nematodes in all treatments produced eggs, D. siricidicola populations were unable to replace themselves when feeding on the fungal isolate SedDF, suggesting that strains of A. areolatum found in North America could affect multiple aspects of a biological control program to control S. noctilio. Expand
Context-dependent interactions of insects and defensive symbionts: insights from a novel system in siricid woodwasps.
Interactions between siricid woodwasps, their fungal symbionts and parasitic nematodes are described and it is shown how defense by symbiont in this system is also context-dependent. Expand
Characterisation of the dimorphic Deladenus beddingi n. sp. and its associated woodwasp and fungus
A new dimorphic species of Deladenus isolated from Sirex californicus from Washington, USA, is described as D. beddingi n. sp. Evolutionary relationships of the new species with other DeladenusExpand
Eat or be eaten: fungus and nematode switch off as predator and prey
Evidence of a basidiomycete destroying nematode eggs, as well as a novel trapping mechanism used to capture and parasitize three species of adult female Deladenus nematodes are reported. Expand