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Third-party-funded project

Title:
Insecticidial proteins from the parasitic fungus Conidiobulus coronatus

Project management at the University of Würzburg:

Participating scientists:

Abstract:
: Parasitic fungi are known to produce metabolites toxic to insects and, therefore, are attracting attention as potential biological agents of insect pests. However, no toxic compound has been isolated and characterized from any member of the Entomophthorales up to date. We have characterized a 30 kDa protein fraction which was highly potent on Galleria mellonella larvae: LD50 was less than 5ng/larva. The 30 kDa myotoxin is the first insecticidal compound isolated from any entomophthoralean fungus.

Key words:
    Myotoxin
    insecticide
    allatotropin

Projekt period: from 01.1999 to 01.2000

Funding institution:
Bund ( DAAD )

Preceding project:
DFG Sche 195/6-4

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