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Title: Occurrence and characterization of injuries caused by Mycotretus apicalis Lacordaire, 1842 (Coleoptera: Erotylidae) on cultivation of Pleurotus sajor-caju
???metadata.dc.creator???: Moreira, Grazielle Furtado
Moreira, Camila Costa
Andalo, Vanessa
Moino Junior, Alcides
Martos, Emerson Tokuda
Dias, Eustaquio Souza
Lopes, Peterson Lasaro
Keywords: Cogumelos – Cultivo
Cogumelos – Doenças e pragas
Inseto como transmissor de doenças
Mushroom culture
Mushroom - Diseases and pests
Insects as carriers of disease
Pleurotus sajor-caju
Mycotretus apicalis
Publisher: Springer
Issue Date: 10-Oct-2009
Citation: MOREIRA, G. F. et al. Occurrence and characterization of injuries caused by Mycotretus apicalis Lacordaire, 1842 (Coleoptera: Erotylidae) on cultivation of Pleurotus sajor-caju. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, Oxford, v. 26, n. 3, p. 573-575, Mar. 2010.
Abstract: When carrying out experiments on the production of the edible mushroom Pleurotus sajor-caju in the Laboratory of Edible Mushrooms, Universidade Federal de Lavras, Lavras, Brazil, in the second half of 2007, the presence of beetles later identified as belonging to the species Mycotretus apicalis was verified. This is the first recorded instance of this insect in cultures of P. sajor-caju in Brazil. The larvae and adults of this insect feed on the fruiting bodies of commercial harvests, resulting in reduction in mushroom quality. To provide evaluation of the injuries caused by these insects, substrates colonized by P. sajor-caju were infested with 4, 8, 16, 32 and 64 insects per block of substrate being the qualitative and quantitative losses then noted. Despite the lack of an observed decrease in biological efficiency, the injuries caused by these insects affected the commercial quality of the mushrooms, which may result in economic losses. The results showed that infestations of 32 insects per 0.8 kg of substrate led to a depreciation in the prices of mushrooms meant to be sold.
URI: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11274-009-0205-1
http://repositorio.ufla.br/jspui/handle/1/11687
???metadata.dc.language???: en_US
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