Susceptibility of Seven Termite Species Isoptera to the Entomopathogenic Fungus Metarhizium anisopliaeReport as inadecuate




Susceptibility of Seven Termite Species Isoptera to the Entomopathogenic Fungus Metarhizium anisopliae - Download this document for free, or read online. Document in PDF available to download.

1 DEN - Department of Entomology and Nematology 2 DEN - Department of Entomology and Nematology 3 Bioemco - Biogéochimie et écologie des milieux continentaux

Abstract : Seven termite species Isoptera from five families were tested for disease susceptibility against the entomopathogenic fungus Metarhizium anisopliae using a standard protocol: Mastotermes darwiniensis Mastotermitidae, Hodotermopsis sjoestedti Termopsidae, Hodotermes mossambicus Hodotermitidae, Kalotermes flavicollis Kalotermitidae, Reticulitermes flavipes and Prorhinotermes canalifrons Rhinotermitidae, and Nasutitermes voeltzkowi Termitidae. Our results showed a large diversity in disease susceptibility against M. anisopliae among the different species tested and we suggest that the evolution of disease resistance mechanisms in Isoptera may be influenced by the selective pressure of the nesting ecology of each species.

Keywords : nesting ecology termite Metarhizium anisopliae disease resistance pathogen nesting ecology.





Author: Thomas Chouvenc - Nan-Yao Su - Alain Robert -

Source: https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/



DOWNLOAD PDF




Related documents