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Comparison of Infectivity and Productivity of Steinernema feltiae and Heterorhabditis bacteriophora in Galleria mellonella and Tenebrio molitor

Comparison of Infectivity and Productivity of Steinernema feltiae and Heterorhabditis bacteriophora in Galleria mellonella and Tenebrio molitor

Ali Murad Rahoo1,*, Tariq Mukhtar2, Barkat Ali Bughio3 and Rehana Kanwal Rahoo4

1Wheat Research Institute, Sakrand, Sindh
2Department of Plant Pathology, Pir Mehr Ali Shah-Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi
3Department of Zoology, University of Sindh, Jamshoro
4Institute of Plant Sciences, University of Sindh, Jamshoro

*      Corresponding author: alirahoo@gmail.com

 

Fig. 1.

Mortality of G. mellonella and T. molitor medium and small inoculated with 1000 IJ of S. feltiae (A) and H. bacteriophora (B).

Fig. 2.

Numbers of IJ of S. feltiae and H. bacteriophora invading larvae of G. mellonella and T. molitor 24 h following inoculation with 1000 IJ.

Fig. 3.

Production of S. feltiae and H. bacteriophora from larvae of G. mellonella and T. molitor following inoculation with 1000 IJs for 24 h (data transformed to log 10).

Fig. 4.

Invasion of G. mellonella and T. molitor larvae by IJ of S. feltiae and H. bacteriophora following exposure to 5000 nematodes over a 24 h period.

Fig. 5.

Individual invasion of G. mellonella and T. molitor larvae by IJ of S. feltiae and H. bacteriophora following exposure to 5000 IJ in cohorts of 1, 5 and 10 larvae per dish.

Fig. 6.

Mean invasion of G. mellonella and T. molitor larvae by IJ of S. feltiae and H. bacteriophora following exposure to 5000 IJ in cohorts of 1, 5 and 10 larvae per dish.

Pakistan Journal of Zoology

April

Vol. 51, Iss. 2, Pages 399-799

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