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dc.contributor.authorHassanali, Ahmed
dc.contributor.authorMaranga, R. O.
dc.contributor.authorKaaya, G. P.
dc.contributor.authorMueke, J. M.
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-31T09:03:22Z
dc.date.available2013-12-31T09:03:22Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier.citationExperimental & Applied Acarology 200602/03, Volume 38, Issue 2-3, pp 211-218en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/8300
dc.descriptionDOI 10.1007/s10493-006-0002-6en_US
dc.description.abstractInvestigations were commenced to study the potential use of the fungi, Beauveria bassiana, Metarhizium anisopliae, and the attraction-aggregation-attachment pheromone (AAAP) for the control of Ambloyomma variegatum as an environmentally friendly technology. The objective of the study was to develop and test a device, which could be used for pheromone and carbon dioxide delivery and infection of ticks with the fungi in an attempt to control the tick populations in the vegetation. Using a pheromone-baited device treated with the fungi mixture, 79% of the ticks released were attracted and exposed to the fungi and of these, 78% died during incubation in the laboratory. In another set of experiments, of the released ticks that were similarly exposed to fungi using the pheromone-baited device and left in the vegetation, 33.8% were recovered compared to recoveries of between 76 and 84% in the controls. These results were significantly different at the 5% level, an indication that the pheromone/fungi mixtures had significant effect in reducing the tick population in the field.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherExperimental & Applied Acarologyen_US
dc.subjectAttraction-aggregation-attachmenten_US
dc.subjectpheromoneen_US
dc.subjectFungien_US
dc.subjectVegetationen_US
dc.titlePerformance of a prototype baited-trap in attracting and infecting the tick Amblyomma variegatum (Acari: Ixodidae) in field experiments.en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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