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Document Type

Research

Abstract

Two hundred and eighty-six abnormal, field collected larvae of the European corn borer were examined for the presence of microorganisms which could have caused the abnormality or death. The most common microorganism found was a microsporidian, Perezia pyraustae Paillot. Next most numerous was a group of enterobacteria. Spore forming rods apparently of the genus Bacillus, and fungi belonging to the genera Beauvaria and Metarrhizium were also isolated. An examination of 100 apparently normal pupae revealed that 82 were hosts to Perezia pyraustae and two contained bacteria.

Publication Date

1959

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

66

Issue

1

First Page

508

Last Page

512

Copyright

© Copyright 1959 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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