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- Disi, Joseph Onwusemu; Mohammad, Hassan Kamrul; Lawrence, Kathy; Kloepper, Joseph; Fadamiro, Henry
- Plant and soil 2019 v.437 no.1-2 pp. 83-92
- Bacillus pumilus; Diabrotica virgifera; Heterorhabditis bacteriophora; bioassays; coatings; corn; entomopathogenic nematodes; herbivores; hosts; insect pests; odors; olfactometers; roots; sand; seeds; soil; soil bacteria; solar radiation; tritrophic interactions
- ... BACKGROUND AND AIM: Entomopathogenic nematodes (EPN) use odor cues to locate and infect their insect hosts in the soil, making them an important tool in sustainable management of agricultural insect pests. However, very little information is available on the role of soil bacteria in mediating belowground interactions between plants, herbivores and the EPN. In this study, a maize-herbivore-entomopa ...