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Toxicity of Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. aizawai for Mamestra configurata (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)

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Fifty-one strains of Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. aizawai were screened for toxicity against the bertha army worm, Mamestra conjigurata Walker. The strain, NRRLHD133 was selected for studies on synergism with other subspecies of B. thuringiensis. HD133 was highly toxic to M. conjigurata compared with the international standard (HD-1- S-1980) and was synergistic with B. thuringiensis subsp. kurstaki (R0262), B. thuringiensis subsp. kenyae (ROSSI), and RD262 plus ROSSI when powderswere fed to 3rd instars in artificialdiet. When the strains were cultured together only HD133 and HDSSI were synergistic.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: April 1, 1996

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  • Journal of Economic Entomology is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December. The journal publishes articles on the economic significance of insects and is divided into the following sections: apiculture & social insects; arthropods in relation to plant disease; forum; insecticide resistance and resistance management; ecotoxicology; biological and microbial control; ecology and behavior; sampling and biostatistics; household and structural insects; medical entomology; molecular entomology; veterinary entomology; forest entomology; horticultural entomology; field and forage crops, and small grains; stored-product; commodity treatment and quarantine entomology; and plant resistance. In addition to research papers, Journal of Economic Entomology publishes Letters to the Editor, interpretive articles in a Forum section, Short Communications, Rapid Communications, and Book Reviews.
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