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Solution - Give ‘Two’ Examples of Microbial Pesticides with Their Hosts. - HSC Science (General) 12th Board Exam - Biology

Question

Give two examples of microbial pesticides with their hosts.

Solution

Pathogen Host range

Bacteria :

Bacillus thuringiensis(Bt)

 

Caterpillars (larvae of moths and butterflies), larvae of Aedes, black flies, some adult beetles, wax moths, etc.

Fungi :

Beauveria bassiana

 

Aphids, mealy bugs, mites, white files, etc.

Protozoans :

Nosema locustae

 

Grasshoppers, caterpillars, some corn-borers and crickets

Viruses :

Nucleopolyhedrovirus or NPV (125 types known)

 

Gypsy moths and caterpillars

 

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