Infectivity of a Bulgarian and an American strain ofSteinernema carpocapsae against codling moth

@article{Vega2004InfectivityOA,
  title={Infectivity of a Bulgarian and an American strain ofSteinernema carpocapsae against codling moth},
  author={Fernando E Vega and Lawrence A. Lacey and Alexander P. Reid and Franck H{\'e}rard and Daniela Kirilova Pilarska and E. Danova and Rumen Tomov and Harry K. Kaya},
  journal={BioControl},
  year={2004},
  volume={45},
  pages={337-343}
}
A strain of Steinernemacarpocapsae obtained from overwintering codling mothscollected in Bulgaria was identified to species usingthe polymerase chain reaction. The infectivity ofthis strain towards codling moth prepupae was comparedto that of a U.S. strain at three temperatures (11, 15and 20 °C). Infectivity was low at 11 °C with 8%mortality recorded for both strains. Mortality was61% and 62% at 15 °C, and 82% and 81% at 20 °C forthe Bulgarian and U.S. strain, respectively. The meanpercent… CONTINUE READING