Prevalence of Nosema bombycis in Malaysian field populations of the diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella

Idris Abd. Ghani, A. S. Sajap

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Abstract

A study on the prevalence of Nosema bombycis infection in field populations of diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella L., was conducted in October 1998 and April 1999. There was a significant difference in the percentage of Nosema infection and mean infection intensity among diamondback moth larvae or pupae sampled from the Cameron Highlands and Serdang-Gombak, each representative of high-and lowland cabbage-growing areas in Malaysia. The percentage of infection on diamondback moth larvae in Cameron Highlands was significantly higher than that in Serdang-Gombak in both sampling periods (seasons). The possible factors causing prevalence of disease infection are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-73
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Pest Management
Volume49
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2003

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Plutella xylostella
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Keywords

  • Diamondback moth
  • Nosema bombycis
  • Parasitoid
  • Prevalence

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  • Insect Science

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Prevalence of Nosema bombycis in Malaysian field populations of the diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella. / Abd. Ghani, Idris; Sajap, A. S.

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