Occurrence of Metarhizium spp. in Central Brazilian soils.

  title={Occurrence of Metarhizium spp. in Central Brazilian soils.},
  author={Luiz Fernando Nunes Rocha and Peter Ward Inglis and Richard Alan Humber and Andr{\'e} Kipnis and C Luz},
  journal={Journal of basic microbiology},
  volume={53 3},
The biodiversity of entomopathogenic fungi in tropical ecosystems is still little investigated, and the objective of this study was to isolate and identify fungi of the entomopathogenic genus Metarhizium (Hypocreales: Clavicipitaceae) present in undisturbed soils of the Central Brazilian Cerrado. A total of 107 Metarhizium isolates was obtained from soils collected from Cerrado sites in the state of Goiás; gene sequences from 63 of these were obtained and compared. Among these, one was… CONTINUE READING