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- Takahashi, Moe, et al. Show all 6 Authors
- Applied entomology and zoology 2019 v.54 no.2 pp. 185-192
- Nosema; Pleistophora; Spodoptera litura; Vairimorpha; Vavraia; biopesticides; cutworms; flight; fungi; host specificity; parasites; phylogeny; ribosomal RNA; sequence analysis; spores; China; Japan; Taiwan
- ... Microsporidia are unique fungi that exist as obligate intracellular parasites. Approximately 40% of the known microsporidian strains infect various insects. Due to their high host specificity, microsporidia have potential use as powerful biological pesticides. Here, we analyzed microsporidian strains isolated from the common cutworm, Spodoptera litura Fabricius (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) of Japan an ...