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Pathogenicity of Bacillus thuringiensis variety kurstaki to Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae)

Journal of Medical Entomology

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Abstract

Pathogenicity of the entomopathogenic bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis var. kurstaki de Barjac & Lemille was tested against the black-legged tick, Ixodes scapularis Say. Engorged larvae dipped in a solution of 108 spores per ml showed 96% mortality, 3 wk post-infection. The LC50 value for engorged larvae (concentration required to kill 50% of ticks) was 107 spores/ml. Bacillus thuringiensis 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 Bacillus thuringiensis variety kurstaki to Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae)
Series title:
Journal of Medical Entomology
Volume
36
Issue:
6
Year Published:
1999
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
900-902
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
900
Last page:
902
Number of Pages:
3