Escape of Steinernema feltiae from Alginate Capsules Containing Tomato Seeds.

@article{Kaya1987EscapeOS,
  title={Escape of Steinernema feltiae from Alginate Capsules Containing Tomato Seeds.},
  author={Harry K. Kaya and C. Mannion and T M Burlando and C. E. Nelsen},
  journal={Journal of nematology},
  year={1987},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={287-91}
}
The entomogenous nematode Steinernema feltiae was encapsulated in an alginate matrix containing a tomato seed. When these capsules were placed on 0.8% agar for 7 days, the seed germinated and ca. 20% of the nematodes escaped from the capsules, whereas only 0.1% escaped from capsules without seeds. When capsules containing nematodes and a seed were planted into sterilized or nonsterilized soil, nematodes escaped to infect Galleria mellonella larvae. When seed in capsules containing ca. 274… CONTINUE READING