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Experimental infections of the tick Rhipicephalus appendiculatus with entomopathogenic fungi, Beauveria bassiana and Metarhizium anisopliae, and natural infections of some ticks with bacteria and fungi
(University of Nairobi., 1995-09)
Two strains of the entomogenous fungus, Beauveria bassiana, were found to be pathogenic to all stages of the tick Rhipicephalus appendiculatus in the laboratory. A mortality of up to 73 percent of unfed adults was recorded, ...
Prospects for Biological Control of Livestock Ticks,Rhipicephalus appendiculatusandAmblyomma variegatum,Using the Entomogenous FungiBeauveria bassianaandMetarhizium Anisopliae
Both Beauveria bassiana and Metarhizium anisopliaeinduced approximately 30% mortalities in adultRhipicephalus appendiculatusfeeding on rabbits whileM. anisopliaeinduced a mortality of 37% in adultAmblyomma variegatum.Both ...