Encyclopedia of Parasitology

Living Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Beauveria

  • Heinz Mehlhorn
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27769-6_374-2

Genus of entomopathogenic fungi, the species of which are used as biological insecticides to control growth of anophelid mosquitoes. If adult mosquitoes get contact with conidia of Beauveria, they die within 24 h.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und ParasitologieHeinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany