Corpus ID: 86190686

A two-year survey to determine the incidence of a Mermithid nematode in mosquitoes in Louisiana.

  title={A two-year survey to determine the incidence of a Mermithid nematode in mosquitoes in Louisiana.},
  author={James J. Petersen and Osborne R. Willis},
The effects of temperature on the infectivity of Romanomermis culicivorax.
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Biodegradation of Pesticides
The Use of Biodegradable Pesticides in Public Health Entomology
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Role of mermithid nematodes in biological control of mosquitoes.
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