Entomopathogenic fungi in riparian soils of the Ofanto river valley (Apulia region, Italy)

Scatigna, M.A.E.; Poliseno, M.; Vlora, A.; Zimmermann, G.; Tarasco, E.

Bulletin OILB/SROP 30(1): 143-146


ISSN/ISBN: 1027-3115
Accession: 014034941

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The natural occurrence of entomopathogenic fungi was investigated in different riparian biotopes of the Ofanto river valley situated in the centre of the Apulia region (Southern Italy). During the period between September 2003 and June 2004, seventy-three different sites were sampled using the larvae of Galleria mellonella and Tenebrio molitor as bait insects. Fungi were isolated from 69 soil samples (94.5%) with 238 isolated strains belonging to 7 taxa.