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Bacillus thuringiensis strains affect population growth of the free-living nematode Turbatrix aceti

Authors: Meadows, J., Gill, S.S., Bone, L.W.
Journal, Volume, Year: Invertebrate Reproduction and Development, volume 17(1):73-76, 1990
Summary

Effects of crystal toxins from three strains of Bt (Bt kurstaki, Bt morrisoni, Bt israelensis) on the vinegar eelworm (Turbatrix aceti) were evaluated. Btk, Btm, and Bti reduced population growth of T. aceti. Populations decreased more after treatment of Bti compared to Btm or Btk.

Comments

This study suggests that Bti, Btk, and Btm may be an effective source for control of nematodes.