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dc.contributor.authorLefort, Marie-Carolineen
dc.contributor.authorMcKinnon, Aimeeen
dc.contributor.authorNelson, T. L.en
dc.contributor.authorGlare, Travisen
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-16T03:06:13Z
dc.date.issued2016en
dc.identifier.citationLefort, M-C., McKinnon, A.C., Nelson, T.L., & Glare, T.R. (2016). Natural occurrence of the entomopathogenic fungi Beauveria bassiana as a vertically transmitted endophyte of Pinus radiata and its effect on above- and below-ground insect pests. New Zealand Plant Protection, 69, 68-77.en
dc.identifier.issn1175-9003en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/8761
dc.description.abstractThe New Zealand forest industry would greatly benefit from a successful way of controlling insect pests. The entomopathogenic fungus, Beauveria bassiana, could hold such potential. It has previously been shown to be capable of endophytic colonisation of the Monterey pine Pinus radiata. We investigated B. bassiana transmission in P. radiata and whether this fungus, while acting as an endophyte, was beneficial to this tree species by testing its effect on above- and below-ground insect feeders. Beauveria bassiana was detected in P. radiata seedlings which had not previously been exposed to the fungus, indicating a vertical mode of transmission. The presence of the fungus negatively affected the fitness of below-ground insects feeding on the plant by reducing their survival by over 10% and their weight by about 5%. This vertically-transmitted beneficial endophyte of pine could be used cost-effectively to control insect pests in commercially-grown P. radiata plantations.en
dc.format.extent68-77en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNew Zealand Plant Protection Society (Inc.)en
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - New Zealand Plant Protection Society (Inc.) - https://www.nzpps.org/nzpp_abstract.php?paper=690680en
dc.rights© 2016 New Zealand Plant Protection Society (Inc.) www.nzpps.org Refer to http://www.nzpps.org/terms_of_use.htmlen
dc.subjectbiological controlen
dc.subjectHelicoverpa armigeraen
dc.subjectCostelytra zealandicaen
dc.subjectPinus radiataen
dc.subjectBeauveria bassianaen
dc.titleNatural occurrence of the entomopathogenic fungi Beauveria bassiana as a vertically transmitted endophyte of Pinus radiata and its effect on above- and below-ground insect pestsen
dc.typeJournal Article
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
lu.contributor.unitBio-Protection Research Centreen
dc.subject.anzsrc070505 Forestry Pests, Health and Diseasesen
dc.subject.anzsrc050103 Invasive Species Ecologyen
dc.subject.anzsrc100202 Biological Controlen
dc.subject.anzsrc07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciencesen
dc.relation.isPartOfNew Zealand Plant Protectionen
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pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office/QE18
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
pubs.publisher-urlhttps://www.nzpps.org/nzpp_abstract.php?paper=690680en
pubs.volume69en
dc.identifier.eissn1179-352Xen
lu.identifier.orcid0000-0001-7795-8709


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