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Potentiality of Novel Strain of Metarhizium anisopliae (Metarhizium anisopliae Strain DULS TTRA) against Odontotermes obesus, A Pest of Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze

DOI: 10.18805/IJARe.A-5397    | Article Id: A-5397 | Page : 217-221
Citation :- Potentiality of Novel Strain of Metarhizium anisopliae (Metarhizium anisopliae Strain DULS TTRA) against Odontotermes obesus, A Pest of Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze.Indian Journal of Agricultural Research.2021.(55):217-221
Sangeeta Hazarika, Dipsikha Bora, Bichitra Kumar Barthakur sangitahazarika.hazarika@gmail.com
Address : Department of Life Sciences, Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh-786 004, Assam, India.
Submitted Date : 13-09-2019
Accepted Date : 31-03-2020

Abstract

Odontotermes obesus (Rambur) is an important termite pest of tea of North East India. The current study shows that a novel strain of Metarhizium anisopliae (Metarhizium anisopliae strain DULS TTRA, Accession no. KT 119358) a tea soil fungus is highly pathogenic to both worker and soldier caste of Odontotermes obesus in in-vitro condition. Efficacy of the experimental fungi further assessed by comparing with commercial formulation showed to have less LT50 and LC50 than the established virulent strain. We recommend the strain as a potential bio-control candidate against Odontotermes obesus.

Keywords

Metarhizium anisopliae strain DULS TTRA Mortality Tea Termite

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