Brevibacillus agri, a pathogenic bacterium of Malacosoma neustria (Lepidoptera : Lasiocampidae)


Aslan I., Coruh S., Ozbek H., Yaman M. , Sahin F.

FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN, vol.14, no.2, pp.98-100, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Title of Journal : FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN
  • Page Numbers: pp.98-100

Abstract

Malacosoma neustria (Lepidoptera: Lasiocampidae) is one of the important agricultural pests in Turkey. A bacterial pathogen of M. neustria was isolated and characterized to find an effective and safe bacterial agent for its biological control. The isolated bacteria were identified as Brevibacillus agri and show a high toxicity to the larvae of M. neustria.