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Main Title Effect of Several Stress Factors on the Susceptibility of the Predatory Insect, 'Chrysoperia carnea' (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae), to the Fungal Pathogen 'Beauveria bassiana'.
Author Donegan, K. ; Lighthart., B. ;
CORP Author Oregon State Univ., Corvallis. Dept. of Entomology.;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
Publisher c1988
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/600/J-89/413;
Stock Number PB90-245820
Additional Subjects Stress(Physiology) ; Fungus diseases ; Insects ; Mortality ; Larvae ; Bioassay ; Temperature ; Nutrition ; Starvation ; Reprints ; Disease susceptibility ; Chrysoperia carnea ; Beauveria bassiana
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB90-245820 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 8p
Temperature, starvation, and nutritional stresses, applied singly and in combination, significantly affected the susceptibility of Chrysoperla carnea to Beauveria bassiana and varied in effectiveness according to insect age and gender. The nutrition stress caused the most significant increase in adult and larval mortality and larval developmental failure. Larval mortality and developmental failure were also increased by the starvation stress. The temperature stress affected C. Carnea mortality only when used in combination with nutrition and/or starvation. Possible mechanisms for the effects of the stresses on C. carnea response to B. bassiana are discussed.