Oral toxicity of Photorhabdus toxins against thrips species

L.J.M. Gerritsen, G.L. Wiegers, J. Georgiva

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    The oral toxicity of excretion products of several Photorhabdus and Xenorhabdus strains was tested on two thrips species: Frankliniella occidentalis and Thrips tabaci. Out of 46 Photorhabdus isolates and six Xenorhabdus isolates only six North American P. temperata isolates were toxic to the thrips species. After 7 days of drinking from P. temperata supernatant a mortality of 90% could be reached. Thrips were also killed after sucking from leaves covered with the toxins. Toxins have a negative effect on thrips fecundity. Possibilities of using P. temperata in the control of thrips will be discussed
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)207-211
    JournalJournal of Invertebrate Pathology
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2005


    • insecticidal toxins
    • luminescens
    • bacteria
    • strains

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