Detrimental effects of endophytic fungus Nigrospora sp. on survival and development of Spodoptera litura

@article{Thakur2012DetrimentalEO,
  title={Detrimental effects of endophytic fungus Nigrospora sp. on survival and development of Spodoptera litura},
  author={Abhinay Thakur and Sanehdeep Kaur and Amarjeet Kaur and Varinder Singh},
  journal={Biocontrol Science and Technology},
  year={2012},
  volume={22},
  pages={151 - 161}
}
Abstract Endophytes have been known to confer resistance to host plants against insect herbivores mediated by fungal alkaloids. In this study we have isolated an endophytic fungus Nigrospora sp. (Ascomycota: Sordariomycetes) from a native plant Tinospora cordifolia. To assess anti-insect potential, we tested to what extent the survival and development of Spodoptera litura (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), a polyphagous pest, was affected when fed on artificial diet amended with different concentrations… 

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