Current status and prospects on microbial control in Japan.

  title={Current status and prospects on microbial control in Japan.},
  author={Yasuhisa Kunimi},
  journal={Journal of invertebrate pathology},
  volume={95 3},
Historically in Japan, studies on the diseases of the silkworm, Bombyx mori, as a factor affecting the well-being of the silk industry, have dominated insect pathology. However, work by Hidaka in 1933 demonstrated the possibility of controlling the pine moth, Dendrolimus spectabilis, with the fungus Beauveria bassiana and since then, various attempts have been made to develop a method to control insect pests using insect pathogens. The cypovirus product, Matsukemin, was the first microbial… CONTINUE READING