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Development and Application of Bacillus Thuringiensis Var. Israelensis Serotype H 14 as an Effective Biological Control Agent Against Mosquitoes in Israel

Bio/Technology volume 1, pages 7476 (1983) | Download Citation



The use of a new strain of Bacillus thuringiensis has been successfully used in mosquito control in Israel. Toxicity tests with Culex pipiens and Aedes aegypti showed that the strain was effective in LD50 bioassays. Field trials with B. thuringiensis showed that several applications were needed and the organism shows promise to replace currently used insecticides.

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    • J. Margalit
    • , E. Zomer
    • , Z. Erel
    •  & Z. Barak

    Sponsored in part by the National Council for Research and Development, Israel, and by the Gesellschaft fuer Strahlenforschung, München, Germany.


  1. Department of Biology, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel

    • J. Margalit
    •  & Z. Barak
  2. Fermentation Unit, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel

    • E. Zomer
    •  & Z. Erel


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