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Title: Identification of Entomopathogenic Bacillus Isolated from Simulium (Diptera, Simuliidae) Larvae and Adults
Authors: Cavados, C. F. G.
Fonseca, R. N.
Chaves, J. Q.
Rabinovitch, L.
Araújo-Coutinho, C. J. P. C.
Keywords: biological control, Simulium, Bacillus thuringiensis, Bacillus sphaericus, black fly, Brazil
Issue Date: 31-Dec-2001
Publisher: Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
Citation: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz (ISSN: 1678-8060) Vol 96 Num 7
Abstract: Entomopathogenic bacteria isolated from Simulium   larvae and adults from breeding sites in the states of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, were identified as 18 strains of Bacillus thuringiensis   and one of B. sphaericus. Most of these strains were serotyped according to their flagellar antigens. However, nine of the B. thuringiensis samples, could not be serotyped and were designated as "autoagglutinating"; they were also shown to be toxic in preliminary tests against Aedes aegypti   larvae. Additionally, B. sphaericus   was also shown to be toxic towards Culex quinquefasciatus   larvae.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/24115
Other Identifiers: http://www.bioline.org.br/abstract?id=oc01197
Rights: Copyright 2001 Instituto Oswaldo Cruz - Fiocruz.
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