An ongoing study at University of Arizona is searching habitats for nematodes that are potential insect pathogens. A native species for pest control trials in iceberg lettuce and citrus is being searched. Entomopathogenic nematodes are being employed to antagonize the citrus nematode and other plant-parasitic nematodes and to disrupt their life cycle and their infection into the citrus roots. Both commercially available nematode products and isolates of nematodes collected locally are being used.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Specialist publication||Industrial Bioprocessing|
|State||Published - Apr 1 2005|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Chemical Engineering(all)
- Organic Chemistry