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Hopkins' ‘host selection principle’, another nail in its coffin
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The previous discrimination shown by adult parasitoids emerging from aphid mummies must be determined by the chemicals contacted by a parasitoid on the skin of the mummy or while biting its way out of the dead aphid.
Providencia vermicola sp. nov., isolated from infective juveniles of the entomopathogenic nematode Steinernema thermophilum.
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In the course of isolating bacteria from infective juveniles of the entomopathogenic nematode Steinernema thermophilum Ganguly & Singh, 2000, three isolates were obtained and strain OP1T was considered to be sufficiently distinct from recognized Providencia species to warrant the description of a novel species.
Biocontrol Potential of Steinernema thermophilum and Its Symbiont Xenorhabdus indica Against Lepidopteran Pests: Virulence to Egg and Larval Stages.
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S. thermophilum as well as the nematode's symbiotic bacteria applied separately have the potential to be developed as biocontrol agents for key lepidopteran insect pests.
Statistical Optimization of Media Components for Production of Fibrinolytic Alkaline Metalloproteases from Xenorhabdus indica KB-3
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It was found that tryptone and dextrose had maximum influence on prote enzyme production, and the protease production was increased significantly by 66.31% under optimal medium conditions.
Identification of virulent entomopathogenic nematode isolates from a countrywide survey in India
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The results suggest that G. mellonella could be used as a primary model for assessing and predicting the virulence of EPN isolates on other insects such as S. litura.
Nemagel - A formulation of the entomopathogenic nematode Steinernema thermophilum mitigating the shelf-life constraint of the tropics
NemaGel, a novel formulation for entomopathogenic nematodes, based on a newly developed hydrogel, has been found to enhance the shelf life of the indigenous nematode Steinernema thermophilum. The
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