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Arquivos do Instituto Biológico

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Abstract

PARES, Rafaela Barbosa  and  ALVES, Luis Francisco Angeli. Control and prevention of white muscardine in Bombyx mori L. (Lepidoptera: Bombycidae). Arq. Inst. Biol. [online]. 2016, vol.83, e0992014.  Epub Dec 19, 2016. ISSN 1808-1657.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1808-1657000992014.

Entomopathogens are the most important problem from sericulture all over the world, and cause heavy loss to silkworm crops. Calcinosis is a common disease of silkworm, caused by the pathogenic fungus Beauveria bassiana (Bals.) Vuill. (Ascomycota: Cordycipitaceae). Fungal diseases of silkworm are easily spread by spores which are carried through the air. Also, temperature and humidity inside the silkworm rearing rooms are favorable to disease development. Practice hygiene measures during silkworm rearing such as disinfection of rearing houses and appliances are recommended. However, contamination is frequent. This paper presents related research on promising antimicrobiotic products for their use in sericulture industry.

Keywords : silkworm; Beauveria bassiana; sericulture.

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