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Biological control and genetics: BTI — a potent new biological weapon

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Irvin M. Hall, University of California, Riverside
Mir S. Mulla, University of California, Riverside
Charles H. Schaefer, University of California, stationed at the Fresno Mosquito Control Research Laboratory
Richard Garcia, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720
Brian A. Federici, University of California, Riverside

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California Agriculture 34(3):17-19.

Published March 01, 1980

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Control of mosquitoes through exploitation of their natural enemies to suppress them has been given high priority in California for many years. More studies have been approved and more funds expended on biological controls than on any other research category. Investigations have been pursued on a broad range of bioagents—mosquito predator fish, aquatic insects, fungal and bacterial pathogens, and nematode parasites. Bacillus thuringiensis var. israelensis (BTI) is an exciting new bioagent under study and has prospects of becoming an important adjunct to biological control.Research on use of natural enemies t o suppress mosquitoes has had high priority in California for many years. New biocontrol agents offer exciting possibilities.

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Biological control and genetics: BTI — a potent new biological weapon

Irvin M. Hall, Mir S. Mulla, Charles H. Schaefer, Richard Garcia, Brian A. Federici
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Biological control and genetics: BTI — a potent new biological weapon

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Authors

Irvin M. Hall, University of California, Riverside
Mir S. Mulla, University of California, Riverside
Charles H. Schaefer, University of California, stationed at the Fresno Mosquito Control Research Laboratory
Richard Garcia, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720
Brian A. Federici, University of California, Riverside

Publication Information

California Agriculture 34(3):17-19.

Published March 01, 1980

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Author Affiliations show

Abstract

Control of mosquitoes through exploitation of their natural enemies to suppress them has been given high priority in California for many years. More studies have been approved and more funds expended on biological controls than on any other research category. Investigations have been pursued on a broad range of bioagents—mosquito predator fish, aquatic insects, fungal and bacterial pathogens, and nematode parasites. Bacillus thuringiensis var. israelensis (BTI) is an exciting new bioagent under study and has prospects of becoming an important adjunct to biological control.Research on use of natural enemies t o suppress mosquitoes has had high priority in California for many years. New biocontrol agents offer exciting possibilities.

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