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Nematodes with pest-fighting potential identified !

Some beneficial (not entomopathogenic) nematodes with potential for the control of two important insect pests from USA – Formosan termite / Southern pine beetle – have been identified by Dr. Lynn Carta and colleagues at the ARS/Agricultural Research Service’s Nematology Laboratory, in Beltsville, Maryland. As common entomopathogenic nematodes do not kill invasive Formosan termites efficiently, more virulent species are sought, and so are symbiotic microorganisms, such as bacteria, that can assist in killing the termites or other insect pests. Read all about clicking over the image

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