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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 95, No. 6, 2000, pp. 873-876
Bioline Code: oc00142
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 95, No. 6, 2000, pp. 873-876

 en In Vitro Activity of Brazilian Strains of the Predatory Fungi Arthrobotrys spp. on Free-living Nematodes and Infective Larvae of Haemonchus placei
APS Gomes; ML Ramos; RS Vasconcellos; JR Jensen; MCR Vieira-Bressan & JV Araujo


In vitro tests were carried out to assess the activity of 26 Brazilian isolates of predatory fungi of the genus Arthrobotrys on a free-living nematode (Panagrellus sp.) and on infective larvae of Haemonchus placei, a parasitic gastrointestinal nematode of cattle. The results showed that the free-living nematode Panagrellus sp. was the most preyed upon, compared to H. placei, for all the fungal treatments. Also, variable predatory capacity was observed for different fungal isolates belonging to the same genus when applied to different nematode species.

predatory fungi, Arthrobotrys, nematodes, Haemonchus placei

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