Isolation of entomopathogenic fungi from soils and Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae) ticks: prevalence and methods.

@article{Tuininga2009IsolationOE,
  title={Isolation of entomopathogenic fungi from soils and Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae) ticks: prevalence and methods.},
  author={Amy R. Tuininga and Jessica Lynn Miller and Shannon U. Morath and Thomas J. Daniels and Richard C. Falco and Michael L. Marchese and Sadia Sahabi and Dieshia Rosa and Kirby C. Stafford},
  journal={Journal of medical entomology},
  year={2009},
  volume={46 3},
  pages={557-65}
}
Entomopathogenic fungi are commonly found in forested soils that provide tick habitat, and many species are pathogenic to Ixodes scapularis Say, the blacklegged tick. As a first step to developing effective biocontrol strategies, the objective of this study was to determine the best methods to isolate entomopathogenic fungal species from field-collected samples of soils and ticks from an Eastern deciduous forest where I. scapularis is common. Several methods were assessed: (1) soils, leaf… CONTINUE READING