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Microbial Control of Invasive Forest Pests with Entomopathogenic Fungi: A Review of the Current Situation

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University of California Cooperative Extension, University of California, 2156 Sierra Way, Ste. C, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA
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Laboratorio de Salud de Bosques, Instituto de Conservación, Biodiversidad y Territorio, Facultad de Ciencias Forestales y Recursos Naturales, Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia 5090000, Chile
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Institute of Forest Ecology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Akademická 2, 949 01 Nitra, Slovakia
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Insects 2019, 10(10), 341; https://doi.org/10.3390/insects10100341
Received: 4 September 2019 / Revised: 8 October 2019 / Accepted: 10 October 2019 / Published: 12 October 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Ecology and Management of Forest Insects in a Changing World)
The health of the forestlands of the world is impacted by a number of insect pests and some of them cause significant damage with serious economic and environmental implications. Whether it is damage of the North American cypress aphid in South America and Africa, or the destruction of maple trees in North America by the Asian long horned beetle, invasive forest pests are a major problem in many parts of the world. Several studies explored microbial control opportunities of invasive forest pests with entomopathogenic bacteria, fungi, and viruses, and some are successfully utilized as a part of integrated forest pest management programs around the world. This manuscript discusses some invasive pests and the status of their microbial control around the world with entomopathogenic fungi. View Full-Text
Keywords: microbial control; entomopathogenic fungi; invasive pests; forest insects microbial control; entomopathogenic fungi; invasive pests; forest insects
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Dara, S.K.; Montalva, C.; Barta, M. Microbial Control of Invasive Forest Pests with Entomopathogenic Fungi: A Review of the Current Situation. Insects 2019, 10, 341.

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