Phasmarhabditis Hermaphrodita

Among the several slug-parasitic nematode species, Pp. hermaphrodita is considered to be the most successful capable of killing several slug species, the widespread pest of many agricultural and horticultural crops. In the recent years Pp. hermaph-rodita has also been exploited as biocontrol agent. Schneider (1859) was the first to describe this nematode associated with the slug A. ater. Maupas (1900) established culture of Pp. hermaphrodita and maintained it on rotting flesh. Wilson et al. (1993c) patented the use of Phasmarhabditis as biological mulluscides on the basis that this nematode is capable of parasitizing and killing a wide range of agricultural and horticultural pest slug species.

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