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Pseudomonas aeruginosa cause epidemic disease in the milkweed bug,Oncopeltus fasciatus dallas (Insecta, Heteroptera)



Pseudomonas aeruginosa was recognized as the causative organism of an epidemic disease occurring in a laboratory breed ofOncopeltus fasciatus. The infection probably occurs peroral and is favoured by high temperature and humidity.Pseudomonas aeruginosa destroys the fat body of the bug.


Pseudomonas Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Causative Organism Epidemic Disease Laboratory Breed 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Dorn
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  1. 1.Institut für Zoologie der Universität MainzMainzGerman Federal Republic, BRD

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