New Prospective on Fungal Pathogens for Mosquitoes and Vectors Control Technology  

Gavendra Singh , Soam Prakash
Environmental and Advanced Parasitology and Vector Control Biotechnology Laboratory, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Dayalbagh, Agra-282005, India
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Journal of Mosquito Research, 2014, Vol. 4, No. 7   doi: 10.5376/jmr.2014.04.0007
Received: 26 Apr., 2014    Accepted: 15 May, 2014    Published: 15 May, 2014
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Singh et al., 2014, New prospective on fungal pathogens for mosquitoes and vectors control technology, Journal of Mosquito Research, Vol.4, No.7 36-52 (doi: 10.5376/jmr.2014.01.0007)


The development of mosquito vector control technology the entomopathogenic fungi have advanced field in recent years. However, entomopathogenic fungi have several advantages over the microbes for formulation in biopesticides as many species have a robust spore stage capable of survival in products. The fungal spores, metabolites, protein, toxins, enzymes, and nanoparticles have been shown significant efficacies against adults and its developmental stages of mosquitoes. With continuing improvements in formulations and application technology, it is likely that many more niche mycolarvicides and mycoadulticides can be come to market, especially with the increased markets due to a rise in organic production and the reduction in the number of chemical pesticide available. The commercial development of entomopathogenic fungi for mosquito control has been hindered by outdated performance relative to chemical insecticides. However, the new technologies are urgently required for their isolation and maintenance impedes their field application. Recently many agents have shown promising findings under field conditions still have certain economical limitations. This review addresses new prospective of the fungal infection used for mosquitoes control present to future based alternative.

Mosquito control; Fungi; Adulticides; Larvicides; Vector control technology
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