Use of Entomogenous Fungi for the Control of Insect Pests

  • Tariq M. Butt
Part of the The Mycota book series (MYCOTA, volume 11)


Insect-pathogenic (= entomogenous) fungi can be divided into two broad categories: the specialists and generalists (for a summary of the attributes of these two categories, see Table 7.1). The most important group of specialist fungi belongs to the order Entomophthorales which have been recently reviewed by Pell et al. (2001). Because of the difficulty in culturing entomophthoralean fungi, none have yet been commercialised. This chapter focuses on the generalist “Mitosporic fungi” belonging to the class Hyphomycetes that are or have been developed as biological control agents (BCAs, Table 7.2).


Entomopathogenic Fungus Colorado Potato Beetle Beauveria Bassiana Metarhizium Anisopliae Trap Crop 
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  • Tariq M. Butt
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  1. 1.School of Biological SciencesUniversity Wales SwanseaSwanseaUK

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