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Host-parasitoid-pathogen interactions between Lymantria dispar (Lep., Lymantriidae) - Glyptapanteles liparidis (Hym., Braconidae) - Nosema lymantriae (Protozoa, Microsporidia).

Project Leader
Schopf Axel, Project Leader
Type of Research
Basic Research
Project partners
Illinois Natural History Survey, Champaigne, Illinois, United States (USA).
Contact person: Prof. Dr. J. V. Maddox;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Hoch Gernot, Project Staff
BOKU Research Units
Institute of Forest Entomology, Forest Pathology and Forest Protection
Funded by
Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung (FWF) , Sensengasse 1, 1090 Wien, Austria
The project includes studies on the effect of the microsporidian pathogen Vairomorpha lymantriae on the host-parasitoid system Lymantria - Glyptapanteles liparidis with special emphasis on the physiological interactions between the pathogen and the endoparasitic larvae. Furthermore, vectoring of the pathogen and acceptance of infected hosts by the female parasitoid will be investigated.
microbiology; forest entomology; forest protection;
Vairomorpha lymantriae; host-parasitoid-pathogen interaction;

** Marktl, R.C., Stauffer, C., Schopf, A. Interspecific competition between the braconid endoparasitoids Glyptapanteles porthetriae and Glyptapanteles liparidis in Lymantria dispar larvae.

Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 105, 97-109 WoS

** Hoch, G; Schopf, A; Effects of Glyptapanteles liparidis (Hym.: Braconidae) parasitism, polydnavirus, and venom on development of microsporidia-infected and uninfected Lymantria dispar (Lep.: Lymantriidae) larvae..

J Invertebr Pathol. 2001; 77(1):37-43 WoS PubMed FullText FullText_BOKU


Hoch G., Schafellner C., Henn M.W., Schopf A. (2001): Microsporidiosis causes alterations in metabolism of Lymantria dispar larval hosts - potential consequences for a co-occurringendoparasitoid..

34rd Ann. Meeting of the Society for Invertebrate Pathology, 25 - 30 August, Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands

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