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- Ferreira, T.; Addison, M.F.; Malan, A.P.
- Journal of helminthology 2016 v.90 no.3 pp. 364-371
- Steinernema; Xenorhabdus; adults; biological control agents; eggs; entomopathogenic nematodes; females; fermenters; insect control; insect larvae; insect pests; juveniles; males; mortality; nematode larvae; population density; population dynamics; symbionts; virulence
- ... Entomopathogenic nematodes have become a valuable addition to the range of biological control agents available for insect control. An endemic nematode, Steinernema yirgalemense, has been found to be effective against a wide range of key insect pests. The next step would be the mass production this nematode for commercial application. This requires the establishment of monoxenic cultures of both th ...
- Malan, A.P.; Knoetze, R.; Tiedt, L.R.
- Journal of helminthology 2016 v.90 no.3 pp. 262-278
- Galleria mellonella; Steinernema; body length; entomopathogenic nematodes; females; genes; guavas; head; internal transcribed spacers; juveniles; larvae; male reproductive system; males; morphometry; new species; phylogeny; ribosomal DNA; surveys; tail; trees; South Africa
- ... During a non-targeted survey for entomopathogenic nematodes in South Africa, a new species of Steinernema was isolated from a soil sample collected from underneath a guava tree, close to the shore at Jeffrey's Bay. The nematode was isolated by means of the insect-baiting technique using last-instar larvae of Galleria mellonella. It is described herein as Steinernema jeffreyense n. sp. The nematode ...