Effect of Bacillus thuringiensis naturally colonising Brassica campestris var. chinensis leaves on neonate larvae of Pieris brassicae
Prabhakar, A. and Bishop, A.H. (2009) Effect of Bacillus thuringiensis naturally colonising Brassica campestris var. chinensis leaves on neonate larvae of Pieris brassicae. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 100 (3). pp. 193-194. ISSN 0022-2011 (doi:10.1016/j.jip.2009.02.001)Full text not available from this repository.
The feeding of neonate larvae of Pieris brassicae (Order Lepidoptera) on leaves of brassica plants that had been colonised by Bacillus thuringiensis resulted in the death of 35% of the population within 72 h. The bacteria Multiplied in the cadavers, resulting in an increase of about 50-fold compared to the living insects. Surviving insects showed no ill effects during the time of the study. There was negligible multiplication of B. thuringiensis in the frass. (C) 2009 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||bacillus thuringiensis, leaf colonisation, insect pathology, ecology|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QL Zoology|
|School / Department / Research Groups:||School of Science|
School of Science > Department of Life & Sports Science
|Last Modified:||10 Aug 2012 16:22|
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