, Volume 99, Issue 2, pp 99–105 | Cite as

Compatability of Metarhizium anisopliae var. anisopliae with chemical pesticides

  • Abdul K. A. Mohamed
  • JoAnn P. Pratt
  • Fred R. S. Nelson


The effects of various insecticides on the mycelial growth, sporulation and conidial germination of Metarhizium anisopliae var. anisopliae isolate E9 were studied in the laboratory. Chlorpyrifos was the most toxic organophosphate to mycelial growth and sporulation at all concentrations. Temephos, malathion and leptophos were highly toxic to sporulation while malathion was the most inhibitory to germination. The carbamates, carbofuran, methomyl and oxamyl were moderately toxic to mycelial growth and sporulation while oxamyl had an adverse effect on germination. The pyrethroids (pyrethrin, permethrin and resmethrin) and the insect growth regulators (diflubenzuron and methoprene) were not inhibitory to the various developmental stages of isolate E9. The chlorinated hydrocarbons (chlordane, lindane and toxaphene) were more deleterious than all other insecticide groups tested. Among the fungicides, benomyl and maneb produced the greatest inhibition.

Key words

compatability M. anisopliae chemical pesticides 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Abdul K. A. Mohamed
    • 1
  • JoAnn P. Pratt
    • 1
  • Fred R. S. Nelson
    • 1
  1. 1.Biology DepartmentJackson State UniversityJacksonUSA

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