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Comparison of the trapping ability of Arthrobotrys robusta and Monacrosporium gephyropagum on infective larvae of Strongyloides papillosus

  • M.E. Gonzalez Cruz (a1), P. Mendoza de Gives (a1) and H. Quiroz Romero (a2)


In an in vitro trial, the trapping ability of Arthrobotrys robusta and Monacrosporium gephyropagum against Strongyloides papillosus infective larvae on corn meal agar plates, was evaluated after seven days of interaction at 25°C. Monacrosporium gephyropagum trapped 93.1% of the larvae whereas A. robusta trapped only 32.3%. Variability in the capture of S. papillosus infective larvae by both trapping fungi is discussed.


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*Department of Entomology and Nematology, IACR-Rothamsted, Harpenden, Herts, AL5 2JQ, UK


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