Insecticidal and Nematicidal Metabolites from Fungi

  • Heidrun Anke
Part of the The Mycota book series (MYCOTA, volume 10)


This chapter is an update of the chapter which appeared in The Mycota, Vol. X in 2002. Not many novel compounds with nematicidal and insecticidal activities have been described in the meantime. Therefore, we have shifted focus from the chemical diversity of fungal metabolites and their producing organisms towards novel insights into the mode of action and the ecological significance of the compounds, e.g. their role for insect pathogens during colonization of the host.


Endophytic Fungus Insecticidal Activity Fungal Metabolite Nematicidal Activity Insect Pathogen 
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I am grateful to Dr. L. Antelo for preparing the figures. The work in our laboratory was supported by Bayer AG, BASF SE, the State of Rhineland–Palatinate and the BMBF.


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