Biology, ecology, identification
The fungus order of the Entomophthorales contains more than 220 species that attack specifically insects and mites. About 60 species are known to infect and kill pest arthropods and vectors of human diseases. This booklet provides an overview on this interesting and biologically and economically important group of fungi. It summarizes published and new data on ecology, biology, ecological and physiological life cycles, molecular methods, description of fungus structures and provides identification keys for selected groups. It is aimed particularly at students, lecturers, scientists and... amateurs interested in mycology, insect pathology, microbial control and fungus ecology and morphology. It hopefully will contribute to exploit the enormous regulatory potential for an environmental friendly, biological pest control.
- Corporate author(s): European cooperation in science and technology
- Personal author(s): Keller, Siegfried Themes: Medical and biological research
- Subject: animal disease , biology , disease vector , ecology , epidemiology , insect , mushroom-growing , scientific research