Wednesday, 20 November 2002: 1:00 PM-5:00 PM

Room 122-123 (Convention Center, Ground Level)

Ten-Minute Papers, Subsection Ce. Insect Pathology and Microbial Control

Moderator(s): Norman C. Leppla
Steven M. Valles
1:00 PM1084Assessing the impact of gregarines on Tribolium castaneum and Tribolium confusum
Joel P. Siegel
1:12 PM1085Metarhizium anisopliae and Hirsutella thompsonii as potential microbial control agents of Varroa destructor, a honey bee parasite
Lambert H. B. Kanga, Rosalind James, Carlos Gracia, Sonia Gallegos, Javier Cavazos
1:24 PM1086Paper Withdrawn
1:36 PM1087Detection of Thelohania solenopsae in Solenopsis invicta by multiplex PCR
Steven M. Valles, David H. Oi
1:48 PM1088Development of a survey protocol for Thelohania solenopsae in populations of red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta
Forrest Mitchell, Yuliya Y. Sokolova, James R. Fuxa, Karen Snowden, Tami Cook, S. Bradleigh Vinson
2:00 PM1089Ten years of the cotton aphid fungus sampling service
Donald C. Steinkraus, Patricia F. O'Leary
2:12 PM1090Discovery of a new fungal pathogen of elongate hemlock scale, Fiorinia externa (Homoptera: Diaspididae), and implications for biological control
Mark S. McClure
2:24 PMBreak
2:36 PM1091Ecological characteristics and efficacy of a new highly pathogenic white grub nematode
Albrecht Koppenhöfer, Eugene Fuzy
2:48 PM1092Commercialization of the nematode, Steinernema scapterisci, for biological control of Scapteriscus spp. mole crickets
Norman C. Leppla, Martin B. Adjei, Eileen A. Buss, J. Howard Frank, Thomas G. Hinks
3:00 PM1093Mass production technology for entomopathogenic nematodes
Randy Gaugler
3:12 PM1094Natural occurrence of entomopathogens in Pacific Northwest nursery soils
Denny Bruck
3:24 PM1095Diversity of microorganisms associated with the gut of stem boring beetles
Italo Delalibera, Kenneth F. Raffa, Jo Handelsman
3:36 PM1096Effect of the gypsy moth nucleopolyhedrovirus (LdMNPV) on the activities of homologous and heterologous baculoviruses against the corn earworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)
Martin Shapiro
3:48 PM1097Tri-trophic interactions: can an insect virus adapt to different host plants?
Jennifer S. Cory, Judith Myers
4:00 PM1098Distribution and phenotypic effects of a Cytophaga-relative bacterial symbiont in Encarsia parasitoids
Martha S. Hunter, Einat Zchori-Fein, Suzanne Kelly, Steven Perlman

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