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Virulence Factors of the Entomopathogenic Genus Metarhizium

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Gloria Angélica González-Hernández, Israel Enrique Padilla-Guerrero*, Azul Martínez-Vázquez and Juan Carlos Torres-Guzmán   Pages 1 - 7 ( 7 )

Abstract:


The fungal genus Metarhizium has been used as an entomopathogen worldwide for approximately 140 years, and its mechanism of infection and its virulence factors have been studied. The present review is a compilation of virulence factors described in the literature to date and their participation in specific stages of the infection process.

Keywords:

Host insect, Metchnikoff, Insecticides, Appressorium, Pathogenicity factors, Mechanism of infection, Biological control

Affiliation:

Department of Biology, Division of Natural and Exact Sciences, University of Guanajuato, Campus Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Department of Biology, Division of Natural and Exact Sciences, University of Guanajuato, Campus Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Department of Genetic Engineering, CINVESTAV-Irapuato, Irapuato, Department of Biology, Division of Natural and Exact Sciences, University of Guanajuato, Campus Guanajuato, Guanajuato



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