Mode of Infection of Metarhizium spp. Fungus and Their Potential as Biological Control Agents
AbstractChemical insecticides have been commonly used to control agricultural pests, termites, and biological vectors such as mosquitoes and ticks. However, the harmful impacts of toxic chemical insecticides on the environment, the development of resistance in pests and vectors towards chemical insecticides, and public concern have driven extensive research for alternatives, especially biological control agents such as fungus and bacteria. In this review, the mode of infection of Metarhizium fungus on both terrestrial and aquatic insect larvae and how these interactions have been widely employed will be outlined. The potential uses of Metarhizium anisopliae and Metarhizium acridum biological control agents and molecular approaches to increase their virulence will be discussed. View Full-Text
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Aw, K.M.S.; Hue, S.M. Mode of Infection of Metarhizium spp. Fungus and Their Potential as Biological Control Agents. J. Fungi 2017, 3, 30.
Aw KMS, Hue SM. Mode of Infection of Metarhizium spp. Fungus and Their Potential as Biological Control Agents. Journal of Fungi. 2017; 3(2):30.Chicago/Turabian Style
Aw, Kimberly Moon San; Hue, Seow Mun. 2017. "Mode of Infection of Metarhizium spp. Fungus and Their Potential as Biological Control Agents." J. Fungi 3, no. 2: 30.
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