University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU) - Research portal

Logo BOKU Resarch Portal

Selected Publication:

Hoch, G; Solter, LF; Schopf, A.
(2009): Treatment of Lymantria dispar (Lepidoptera, Lymantriidae) host larvae with polydnavirus/ venom of a braconid parasitoid increases spore production of entomopathogenic microsporidia
BIOCONTROL SCI TECHN. 2009; 19: 35-42. FullText FullText_BOKU

Female Glyptapanteles liparidis (Hym., Braconidae) were irradiated in a caesium-137 irradiator; these wasps oviposit nonviable eggs along with polydnavirus and venom into the host (=pseudoparasitization). When Lymantria dispar larvae were infected with microsporidian species for which they are permissive or semi-permissive hosts, spore production was higher in pseudoparasitized than in unparasitized larvae.
Authors BOKU Wien:
Hoch Gernot
Schopf Axel

Find related publications in this database (Keywords)
Nosema portugal
Vairimorpha necatrix
host suitability
immune suppression

© BOKU Wien Imprint