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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:7, July, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
Index Copernicus ICV 2018: 95.39
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(7): 607-621

Diversity of Epiphytic Lactic Acid Bacteria (LAB) on Insect Oviposition Sites
R. Harshini1, P. Yasodha1*, K.G. Sabarinathan1, V. Ambethgar1 and P.M.M. David2
1Anbil Dharmalingam Agricultural College and Research Institute, Trichy–620009, Tamil Nadu
2Agricultural College and Research Institute, Killikulam,Vallanadu – 625 282, Tamil Nadu, India
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Alternative strategies are needed in pest management to protect crops from pests. Occurrence of epiphytic lactic acid bacteria (LAB) on crop plants, especially on sites that are selected by pests, may be associated with host selection by insects. We carried out laboratory investigations as well as screenhouse and field experiments to understand whether epiphytic LAB occur at oviposition sites of agricultural and horticultural crops, probably modulating pest abundance by attraction or repulsion. The diversity of such epiphytic LAB associated with insect oviposition sites is discussed.

Keywords: Insect oviposition sites, Crop plants, Epiphytic lactic acid bacteria (LAB)

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Harshini, R., P. Yasodha, K.G. Sabarinathan, V. Ambethgar and David, P.M.M. 2018. Diversity of Epiphytic Lactic Acid Bacteria (LAB) on Insect Oviposition Sites.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(7): 607-621. doi:
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