Food Availability and Period of Exposure as Factors of Bacillus sphaericus Efficacy on Mosquito Larvae
Authors: Ramoska, W. A.; Pacey, Carol
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 72, Number 4, August 1979 , pp. 523-525(3)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:Efficacy of the mosquito pathogen Bacillus sphaericus Neide strain 1593 was inversely related to the amount of food available to mosquito larvae. The rate of bacterial uptake differed between larvae of Culex quinquefasciatus Say and Anopheles albimanus Wiedemann. Larvae of C. quinquefasciatus consumed lethal quantities rapidly (from 5 min on) after bacterial application whereas those of A. albimanus did so less rapidly, resulting in low mortality even after 90 min of incubation at a high dosage (7×107 cells/ml).
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1979-08-01
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