Specific diversity of the entomopathogenic fungi Beauveria and Metarhizium in Mexican agricultural soils.

@article{PrezGonzlez2014SpecificDO,
  title={Specific diversity of the entomopathogenic fungi Beauveria and Metarhizium in Mexican agricultural soils.},
  author={V{\'i}ctor H P{\'e}rez-Gonz{\'a}lez and Ariel W. Guzm{\'a}n-Franco and Raquel Alatorre-Rosas and Jorge Hern{\'a}ndez-L{\'o}pez and Antonio Hern{\'a}ndez-L{\'o}pez and Mar{\'i}a Guadalupe Carrillo-Ben{\'i}tez and Jason Baverstock},
  journal={Journal of invertebrate pathology},
  year={2014},
  volume={119},
  pages={
          54-61
        }
}
Prior knowledge of the local population structure of entomopathogenic fungi is considered an important requisite when developing microbial control strategies against major pests of crops such as white grubs. An extensive survey in the estate of Guanajuato, one of the main agricultural regions of Mexico, was carried out to determine the abundance and diversity of entomopathogenic fungi in soil. Soil collected from 11 locations was baited for entomopathogenic fungi using Galleria mellonella. In… CONTINUE READING

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