Cuticle degrading enzyme production by some isolates of the entomopathogenic fungus, Metarhizium anisopliae (Metsch.)

Sapna Bai, N and Remadevi, OK and Sasidharan, TO and Balachander, M and Dharma Rajan, Priyadarsanan (2012) Cuticle degrading enzyme production by some isolates of the entomopathogenic fungus, Metarhizium anisopliae (Metsch.). Journal of Bio-Science, 20. pp. 25-32. ISSN 1023-8654

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Abstract

Entomopathogenic fungi have been recognized as viable alternate options to chemicals in insect pest control. Unlike other potential biocontrol agents, fungi do not have to be ingested to infect their hosts but invade directly through the cuticle. Entry into the host involves both enzymic degradation of the cuticle barrier and mechanical pressure. Production of a range of cuticle degrading enzymes is an important event in the interaction of entomopathogenic fungi and host. Enzyme secretion is believed to be a key contributor for the virulence of a fungal isolate.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Metarhizium, CDE, Chitinase, Protease, Lipase.
Subjects: C Publications by ATREEians > G Journal Papers
Divisions: Publications by ATREEians > Journal Papers
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Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2016 09:02
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2016 09:02
URI: http://eprints.atree.org/id/eprint/295

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