Three in a Boat: Host-Plant, Insect Herbivore, and Fungal Entomopathogen

  • Shalom W. Applebaum
  • Dana Ichelczik
  • Richard A. Humber
Part of the Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology book series (COLE, volume 17)


This review of open-ended tritrophic relations deals with the interactions of se­veral major pathogenic fungal species and their insect hosts, resident on di­fferent plants and how such interactions are affected by the physiology of these organisms in a changing environment.


Entomopathogenic Fungus Colorado Potato Beetle Cuticular Hydrocarbon Insect Host Entomopathogenic Nematode 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.



We thank Professor Joseph Seckbach for encouraging us to conceive and write this review. Our studies on entomopathogenic fungi have benefited from the ­support of the US-AID Middle East Regional Cooperation program (MERC) and the Mauerberger Foundation Fund.


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  • Shalom W. Applebaum
    • 1
  • Dana Ichelczik
    • 1
  • Richard A. Humber
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratory of Insect PhysiologyHebrew UniversityRehovotIsrael
  2. 2.ARS Biological Integrated Management Research UnitUSDAIthacaUSA

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