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Pathogenicity of entomopathogenic fungus Metarhizium anisopliae (Deuteromycetes) to Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae)

Journal of Parasitology

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Abstract

The entomopathogenic fungus Metarhizium anisopliae is highly pathogenic to the black-legged tick, Ixodes scapularis. Spore concentrations of 108/ml for engorged larvae and 107/ml for engorged females resulted in 100% tick mortality, 2 wk post-infection. The LC50 value for engorged larvae (concentration to kill 50% of ticks) was 107 spores/ml. Metarhizium anisopliae shows considerable potential as a microbial control agent for the management of Ixodes scapularis.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Pathogenicity of entomopathogenic fungus Metarhizium anisopliae (Deuteromycetes) to Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae)
Series title:
Journal of Parasitology
Volume
83
Issue:
5
Year Published:
1997
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
815-818
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of Parasitology
First page:
815
Last page:
818
Number of Pages:
4