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Influence of temperature on the vertical movement of the entomopathogenic nematodes Steinernema feltiae and Heterorhabditis bacteriophora , and infectivity of the moving nematodes

Susurluk,A.

Nematology: 1, 137-141

2008


ISSN/ISBN: 1388-5545
Accession: 031933108

The vertical movement of Turkish isolates of Steinernema feltiae (TUR-S3) and Heterorhabditis bacteriophora (TURH2) was compared at different temperatures in the presence and absence of larvae of the host insect, Galleria mellonella. Nematodes of both species moved faster towards the bottom of the column when an insect was placed there. Steinernema feltiae showed greater vertical dispersal ability than H. bacteriophora.

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