Title

Termite pathogens: Transfer of the entomopathogen Metarhizium anisopliae between Reticulitermes sp. termites

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-1982

Abstract

Subterranean termites (Reticulitermes sp.) exposed to whole cultures of Metarhizium anisopliae for 4, 8, 12, or 48 hr transfer disease to previously healthy termites. Healthy termites concentrate grooming activity on diseased individuals and thereby become infected. Termites which have been killed by the fungus are avoided by healthy individuals and are less effective in spreading disease than are exposed living termites. © 1982.

Publication Title

Journal of Invertebrate Pathology

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