Steinernema costaricense the beneficial Nematode found in Missouri / by Ganpati Jagdale

Presence of a beneficial entomopathogenic nematode Steinernema costaricense in Missouri, USA

The measurement of both the morphological and molecular characteristics showed that the newly isolated beneficial nematode from Missouri, USA is closely related to the entomopathogenic nematode Steinernema costaricense, which was originally isolated from Costa Rica in 2007 (Uribe-Lorio et al., 2007).

For more information on the morphological and molecular characteristics of Steinernema costaricense, read following papares

  1. Ivanova, E.S., Shepeleva, N.S. and Spiridonov, S.E. 2013. Morphological and molecular characterisation of Steinernema costaricense Uribe-Lorio, Mora & Stock, 2007 (Panagrolaimorpha: Steinernematidae) isolate from Bush Augusta State Park, Missouri, USA. Systematic Parasitology 85: 219-234.
  2. Uribe-Lorio, L., Mora, M. and Stock, S. P. 2007. Steinernema costaricense n. sp. and Steinernema puntauvense n.sp. (Rhabditida, Steinernematidae), two new entomopathogenic nematodes from Costa Rica. Systematic Parasitology. 68: 167-172.