Beauveria Bassiana

Beauveria Bassiana
Beauveria bassiana is another well known entomopathogenic fungus that grows naturally in soils throughout the world and acts as a parasite on various insect species. Similar to M. anisopliae, the fungus also infects its insect hosts by cuticle penetration. B. bassiana has been developed as mycoinsecticides against different insect pests, including sucking insect pests such as mosquitoes, aphids and plant hoppers (St. Leger and Wang, 2010). Sexual reproduction of ascomycetes Metarhizium and Beauveria occurs infrequently, but all have been identified as Cordyceps spp. B. bassiana is the anamorph of Cordyceps bassiana. C. bassiana, the teleomorph, has been collected and used as a medicinal fungus in eastern Asia.


This work is taking place within the framework of a community based analysis project led by Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Shanghai, China.


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