The assassin, a common fungus called Beauveria
bassiana, slays with avast arsenal of chemical weapons, leaving corpses in a fluffy white shroud (including the caterpillar above).
In 2014, the researchers added two more commonly used fungal biocontrol agents to their list of LCF successes: Beauveria
bassiana, which targets aphids, thrips, and whiteflies, and Trichoderma harzianum, whichhas been used to control plant diseases and enhance overall plant health.
For example, Beauveria
bassiana and Bacillus thuringenis are insect pathogens, one a fungus, the other a bacterium and registered for pest control in organic agriculture.
Role of oxalic acid overexcretion in transformations of toxic metal minerals by Beauveria
Acaricidal action of destruxins produced by a marine-derived Beauveria
felina on the bovine tick Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus.
Previous research has shown that Drosophila melanogaster populations derived from tropical climates exhibit higher resistance patterns than those derived from temperate climates when exposed to the selective pressure of Beauveria
CHAPTER 6 BIOPESTICIDE TECHNOLOGY REVIEW 60 CLASSIFICATION OF BIOPESTICIDES 60 BACTERIAL PESTICIDES 60 Measuring Bt Potency 60 FUNGAL INSECTICIDES 61 TABLE 23 COMMERCIALLY IMPORTANT FUNGAL INSECTICIDES 61 Beauveria
bassiana 61 Trichoderma spp.
The fungus Beauveria
bassiana is an entomopathogen infecting insects, but it has recently also been demonstrated to grow as an endophyte within several plants.
Antibiotic oxirapentyn (55) was produced by the fungus Beauveria
The team looked at how the Greater Wax Moth or Honeycomb Moth (Galleria mellonella) reacted over 25 generations to exposure to the fungus Beauveria
bassiana which is known to kill the Wax Moth caterpillar which attacks bee hives.
The tested products were the natural oil from seed cotton, a commercial formulation of neem oil, and a commercial formulation of Beauveria
bassiana in comparison to thiamethoxam, a synthetic insecticide recommended to control cotton aphid in conventional cotton fields.
Less abundant genera were Talaromyces, Umbelopsis, Metarhizium, Beauveria
, and Acremonium.