Insecticidal potential of Serratia marcescens Bn10

Sezen K., Yaman M., Demirbag Z.

BIOLOGIA, vol.56, no.3, pp.333-336, 2001 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 56 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Journal Name: BIOLOGIA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.333-336
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, insecticidal potential of Serratia marcescens Bn10 isolated from Bolaninus nucum against 9 important plant pests was investigated. The results show that this bacterium has very high insecticidal effects, 70, 55, 58, 10, 78, 88, 100 and 92% on the larvae of Agelostica alni (alnus leaf beetle), Curculio elephas (chestnut weevil), Euproctis chrysorrhoea (brown tail mouth), Hyphantria cunea (fall web worm), Malacosoma neustria (lackey moth), Neodiprion sertifer (European pine sawfly), Pieris brassicae (large white) and Yponomeuta malinellus (apple ermine moth), and 78, 48% on the adults of Balaninus nucum (hazelnut weevil) and Agelastica alni (alnus leaf beetle) respectively. Results of this study indicate that Serratia marcescens Bn10 has a potential use in the bio-control of noxious insects.