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Procedures for the mass rearing of a Mermithid parasite of mosquitoes.

  title={Procedures for the mass rearing of a Mermithid parasite of mosquitoes.},
  author={James J. Petersen and Osborne R. Willis},
Producción masiva de Romanomermis iyengari (Nematoda: Mermithidae) y su aplicación en criaderos de anofelinos en Boa Vista (Roraima), Brasil
Los resultados obtenidos demostraron the posibilidad of utilizar R. iyengari para controlar las poblaciones larvarias de ambas especies of anofelinos. Expand
Major- and Trace-Element Analyses of a Mermithid Parasite and its Mosquito Host by Proton-induced X-ray Emission.
Fungal activity under tile field envi ronment can be evaluated by placing soil and roots in porous ceramic tubes, bags of fine nylon screening, or other materials which allow free movement of water and gases, and burying the containers in the field. Expand
Development and fecundity of Reesimermis nielseni, a nematode parasite of mosquitoes.
Maturation of the mermithid nematode Reesimermis nielseni to the adult stage began by the tenth day after emergence of the nematodes from their hosts at ambient temperatures (24-27 C) and some oviposition was still taking place 150 days later. Expand
Host cues induce egg hatching and pre-parasitic foraging behaviour in the mosquito parasitic nematode, Strelkovimermis spiculatus.
It is suggested that eggs hatch synchronously with the most susceptible mosquito stage and with peak mosquito larval density, which explains how S. spiculatus synchronizes its life cycle with its host life cycle and population dynamics to increase its fitness when the natural habitat is constantly covered by water. Expand
The effects of temperature on the infectivity of Romanomermis culicivorax.
The survival time (ST) of the preparasitic larvae of Rornanomermis culicivorax was determined by measuring motility at 1, 6, 12, 18, 21, 27, 30, and 37 C; the ST at each of these temperatures wasExpand
Manufacturing of Granular Matrix with Diatomacious earth, Lime and Sugarcane Bagasse ash to Encapsulate Entomopathogenic Nematodes (Steinernema glaseri)
An alternative for pest control in corn production is the use of biopesticides formulated with entomopathogenic nematodes encapsulated in granular matrices. However, it has been observed that theExpand
Susceptibility of the floodwater mosquito Aedes albifasciatus from eggs of different dormancy times to the nematode parasite Strelkovimermis spiculatus
The results suggest nonconsumptive effects of parasites in exposed but not infected larvae from eggs with short dormancy times may be the result of the nutritional deprivation during the egg stage, rather than the prevalence and intensity of parasitism or the melanization of nematodes. Expand
1003-1013 Alavo TBC.pmd
Cx. quinquefasciatus is a common nuisance mosquito widely distributed in tropical and subtropical areas. This mosquito is also a vector of urban filariasis. Control with chemicals has been hamperedExpand
Behavior Manipulation of Mosquitoes by a Mermithid Nematode.
As larvae neared pupation and parasite emergence, parasitized larvae became more spatially aggregated than unparasitized larvae, which benefits the parasite by providing a corresponding increase in post-parasite aggregation, which facilitates formation of large mating clusters and concomitantly reproductive success. Expand
Efficacy of the mermithid nematode, Romanomermis iyengari, for the biocontrol of Anopheles gambiae, the major malaria vector in sub-Saharan Africa
Malaria mosquito larvae is susceptible to R. iyengari infection in West Africa, and Parasitism intensity depends on tested nematode concentrations. Expand