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Virus entomopatógenos en el control biológico de insectos

Abstract : This chapter presents a summary of the possible uses of viruses to control insect pests of crops. Since the first relatively empirical works through to current developments, the potential of different families of viruses to regulate insect populations has been recognized. However, only viruses of one family, the baculovirus, have been able to be registered as biological control agents. The process necessary to go from discovering a viral isolate to producing a biopesticide is shown with real examples. Previous application strategies for viruses against insects have given rise to host resistance. We suggest an alternative strategy which adopts an ecological point of view in order to ensure sustainable use of these valuable control agents.
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Laura Villamizar, Paola Cuartas, Juliana Gómez, Gloria Patricia Barrera, Carlos Espinel, et al.. Virus entomopatógenos en el control biológico de insectos. Control biológico de fitopatógenos, insectos y ácaros: agentes de control biológico, 2018, 978-958-740-252-0. ⟨hal-02923906⟩

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