Entomopathogenic Nematodes In Biological Control

  title={Entomopathogenic Nematodes In Biological Control},
  author={Randy R. Gaugler and Harry K. Kaya},
Entomopathogenic Nematodes In Biological Control The most commonly studied entomopathogenic nematodes are of the families Heterorhabditidae and Steinernematidae, largely due to their efficacy as biological control agents (Gaugler 2006). Other... (PDF) Entomopathogenic nematodes in biological control Entomopathogenic nematode, Heterorhabditis bacteriophora, Microcerotermes diversus, Biological control One of the most common social insects documented in many countries around the world are… 
Pathogenicity of four entomopathogenic nematodes species to G.mellonella larvae
The results show that mortality of insect host correlates with number of invaded infective juveniles (IJs), the invasion process is very fast, IJs enters insect host within a few hours and Nemato-bacterial complex is very effective system overcoming insect immune defences.
Entomopathogenic Nematodes (Steinernematidae and Heterorhabditidae) for Biological Control of Soil Pests
A general overview on the current state of knowledge of entomopathogenic nematodes and their mutualistically associated bacteria is presented and the potential of these Nematodes, which are commonly found in Turkish soils, as biological control agents against insect pests in Turkey is examined.
Behavioural Ecology of Entomopathogenic Nematodes, Steinernema and Heterorhabditis for Insect Biocontrol
Correct selection of nematode species is of foremost importance in the insect pest management strategies because of their habitat preference and infection behaviour, survival strategy and reproductive behaviour are other important parameters that need attention.
Bioassay of infectivity of entomopathogenic nematode Heterorhabditis against Galleria mellonella
Artificially improved strains of entomopathogenic nematodes can be included in crop protection after accessing their efficacy and compatibility with other components of integrated pest management tactics.
Population biology of entomopathogenic nematodes: Concepts, issues, and models
The structure of entomopathogenic nematode populations, the various biotic and abiotic factors that influence them, and procedures for sampling and modeling their spatial and temporal dynamics are discussed.
Genetic Improvement of Entomopathogenic Nematodes for Insect Biocontrol
There are ongoing efforts to improve entomopathogenic nematode beneficial traits or eliminate weaknesses by means of genetic manipulation in the areas of increased environmental tolerance, target specificity, enhanced host finding, mass production, and increased storage-life.
Entomopathogenic Nematodes for the Control of Crop Pests
Nematodes associated with insects, referred to as entomophilic, entomogenous or ‘entomopathogenic’ are known to parasitize, cause disease and kill the insects, and are potential biocontrol agents, besides serving as vectors of bacteria.
Characterisation of nematode symbiotic bacteria and the in vitro liquid culture of Heterorhabditis zealandica and Steinernema yirgalemense
The associated symbiotic bacteria of three entomopathogenic nematodes species were isolated, and the potential of two nematode species to be successfully mass cultured in liquid medium was evaluated, showing that bacteria species from all three nematODE species, Heterorhabditis noenieputensis, Steinernema khoisanae and Heterohabdus zealandica, were novel.
Assessment of the invasiveness of entomopathogenic nematodes Heterorhabditis megidis from selected grasslands
The effect of low habitat contamination with lead on the development of subsequent generations of entomopathogenic nematodes Heterorhabditis megidis was studied in performed experiments.
Attraction of four entomopathogenic nematodes to four white grub species.
It is indicated that host attractiveness and nematodes dispersal rates may contribute but do not play a major role in the variability in white grub susceptibility and/or nematode virulence.


The genetics of Caenorhabditis elegans.
Estimates of the induced mutation frequency of both the visible mutants and X chromosome lethals suggests that, just as in Drosophila, the genetic units in C. elegans are large.