Bactericidal compounds

Insecticidal and antimicrobial compounds from Xenorhabdus budapestensis by Ganpati Jagdale

It has been reported that an entomopathogenic nematode, Steinernema bicornutum is effective against western flower thripsFrankliniella occidentalis (Ebssa et al., 2004) and western corn rootwormDiabrotica virgifera virgifera (Toepfer et al., 2005).  The infective juveniles of S. bicornutum carry symbiotic bacteria, Xenorhabdus budapestensis in their gut (Lengyel et al., 2005) and use them to kill their insect host.

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