ISOLATION, CULTIVATION, IDENTIFICATION AND SCREENING OF THE ENTOMOPATHOGENIC ACTIVITY OF BEAUVERIA BASSIANA ON COFFEE BERRY BORER
*K.Soundari, A.Saranya and G.Senthilkumar
Journal Title:World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research
Economically important crops should be safeguard from residual pesticides. At present, application of microbial inoculants is extremely followed for the management of soil borne disease. This paper
summarizes the progress and achievements made in the last decade in mass production, formulation and application technology of the
entomopathogenic fungus, Beauveria bassiana (Balsamo). Data were
presented on the production of proteins, phenols, enzymes like
chitinase and pectinase to degrade the chitin and pectin present in the insect integuments, bioassay to detect the lethal effect of coffee Berry borer by B.bassiana at different concentration and field application of the fungus.