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Bengtsson, Torbjörn, 2015. Biological control of root-knot nematodes (Meloidogyne spp.) by the fungus Pochonia chlamydosporia : a review. First cycle, G2E. Alnarp: SLU, Dept. of Biosystems and Technology (from 130101)



Pochonia chlamydosporia, a facultative parasite of root-knot nematodes is able to provide varying levels of control on populations of root-knot nematodes (Meloidogyne
spp.). Experiments in vitro, in greenhouse cultures and in the field have shown both promising and disappointing results. Various factors, such as temperature, host plant
species, nematode species, fungal isolate, amount of inoculum, mode of application, time of inoculation and nematode population size affect the ability of the fungus to
control. Combining the inoculation with other measures such as crop rotation and the use of resistant cultivars is likely to be needed if sufficient levels of control are to be obtained. Further research based on long-term experiments including combinations with other measures in an economical context is needed to make conclusions of the
usefulness of this biological control agent.

Main title:Biological control of root-knot nematodes (Meloidogyne spp.) by the fungus Pochonia chlamydosporia
Subtitle:a review
Authors:Bengtsson, Torbjörn
Supervisor:Walter, Abigail
Examiner:Stenberg, Johan
Volume/Sequential designation:UNSPECIFIED
Year of Publication:2015
Level and depth descriptor:First cycle, G2E
Student's programme affiliation:LK005 Horticultural Management Programme - Gardening and Horticultural Production, Bachelor's Programme 180 HEC
Supervising department:(LTJ, LTV) > Dept. of Biosystems and Technology (from 130101)
Keywords:biological control, Root-knot nematodes, Meloidogyne, Pochonia chlamydosporia, Verticillium, chlamydosporium, integrated pest management
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Subject. Use of subject categories until 2023-04-30.:Life sciences
Additional Information:Ämne: Biologi
Deposited On:23 Apr 2015 09:59
Metadata Last Modified:23 Apr 2015 09:59

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