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Microbes in Termite Management: Potential Role and Strategies

  • Priyanka Verma
  • Ajar Nath YadavEmail author
  • Vinod Kumar
  • Md. Aslam Khan
  • Anil Kumar Saxena
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Part of the Sustainability in Plant and Crop Protection book series (SUPP)

Abstract

Several control methods like physical, chemical, and biological are adopted to control termites in various localities. Biological control methods are eco-friendly and target-specific; hence they could represent a suitable alternative to chemical control methods. Microbial biological control is based on the use, and proper adjustment, of natural enemies via microbial organisms, such as bacteria, fungi, virus, and nematodes with the aim of suppression and management of insect populations. A broad range of species, from different groups of microbial organisms, have strong association with termites, and some have been recorded as parasites, including species currently used as commercial biological control agents.

Keywords

Biological control Termite Management Microorganisms 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The authors duly acknowledge the Department of Biotechnology, Akal College of Agriculture, Eternal University and Vice Chancellor, Eternal University for providing the motivation and research infrastructure.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Priyanka Verma
    • 1
  • Ajar Nath Yadav
    • 2
    Email author
  • Vinod Kumar
    • 2
  • Md. Aslam Khan
    • 3
  • Anil Kumar Saxena
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Microbiology, Akal College of Basic SciencesEternal UniversitySirmourIndia
  2. 2.Department of Biotechnology, Akal College of AgricultureEternal UniversitySirmourIndia
  3. 3.Department of Biology, Faculty of ScienceJazan UniversityJazanSaudi Arabia
  4. 4.ICAR-National Bureau of Agriculturally Important MicroorganismsKusmaur, Mau Nath BhanjanIndia

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