Indian Journal of Agricultural Research

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Indian Journal of Agricultural Research, volume 55 issue 2 (april 2021) : 217-221

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

Sangeeta Hazarika, Dipsikha Bora, Bichitra Kumar Barthakur
1Department of Life Sciences, Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh-786 004, Assam, India.
Cite article:- Hazarika Sangeeta, Bora Dipsikha, Barthakur Kumar Bichitra (2020). 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. 55(2): 217-221. doi: 10.18805/IJARe.A-5397.
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.
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