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Plant-Pest Interactions

Haroun, Bakry [1], El-fekky, Fawzy [2], Ibrahim, Ahmed [3].

Biocontrol of Egyptian leaf worm using some fungal secondary products.

Three entomopathogenic fungal metabolites from Beauveria bassiana, Paecilomyces fumosoroseus and Metarhizium anisopliae were used as a biocontrol agents against Spodoptera littoralis as an Egyptian cotton leaf worm. The entomopathogenic fungi were inoculated in suitable nutrient medium to produce the effective metabolites. The obtained metabolites were tested against the investigated worm. The results indicated that fungal metabolites induce virulent against the tested worm. This study will enable the egyptian farmers to get rid of dangerous action of this worm using some naturally isolated biological metabolites instead of synthetic chemical compound which have multi-dangerous effects on the environments.


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1 - ALazhar University, Botany and Microbiology Department, Madinet Naser, Cairo, 11884, Egypt
2 - Al-Azhar University, Biotechnology Units
3 - Agriculture Research institute, Entomology Department

Keywords:
Fungal metabolites
Egyptian cotton worm
biocontrol.

Presentation Type: Plant Biology Abstract
Session: P
Location: Exhibit Hall (Northeast, Southwest & Southeast)/Hilton
Date: Sunday, July 8th, 2007
Time: 8:00 AM
Number: P14015
Abstract ID:767


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