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Development of Fungal Mosquitocide for Outdoor Application

GuoXiong Peng, Yuxian Xia, Yueqing Cao and ZhengBo He of Chongqing University in China together with their international partner Raymond J. St. Leger of the University of Maryland in the U.S. will screen mosquitocidal fungal strains from China and abroad for high-yield virulent and stable production strains against larvae and adults, test the safety of the production strains, optimize solid fermentation medium, fermentation process and the components and proportion in the formulation to develop oil-based fungal mosquitocides for outdoor application. This will help address issues including mosquito resistance and environmental pollution caused by massive use of chemical insecticides.

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