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A Fungus Parasitic on Coptotermes curvignathus, Holmgr.

Nature volume 160, page 120 (26 July 1947) | Download Citation

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During the course of some observations designed to determine the most suitable conditions for maintaining the workers of Coptotermes curvignathus (the termite pest of Hevea brasiliensis) in captivity, the development of an unusually high death-rate in one of the treatments led to an examination which disclosed that the insects had been parasitized by an entomophthoraceous fungus. The causal organism was isolated, and cultivated without difficulty on standard media and on rice-bran.

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  1. Rubber Research Institute of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaya. March 28.

    • R. A. ALTSON

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