Relationships among enzyme activities and virulence parameters in Beauveria bassiana infections of Galleria mellonella and Trichoplusia ni

  title={Relationships among enzyme activities and virulence parameters in Beauveria bassiana infections of Galleria mellonella and Trichoplusia ni},
  author={SubhashC . Gupta and Timothy D. Leathers and Galal N. El-Sayed and Carlo M. Ignoffo},
  journal={Journal of Invertebrate Pathology},
The host range of the mycoinsecticide Beauveria bassiana includes both the greater wax moth (Galleria mellonella) and the cabbage looper (Trichoplusia ni). Larvae of G. mellonella and T. ni were infected individually with five diverse strains of B. bassiana and mortality was followed over time. Mathematical analyses of these data indicated that the conventional parameter of LT50 was the product of two strain-specific parameters that may be described as "onset" of mortality and subsequent "rate… Expand

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