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Table 7 Adverse effects of Mattesia infection on Plodia interpunctella survivors

From: Productivity, pathogenicity, host range, and spore mass-propagation of local strain of Mattesia sp. isolated from insect cadavers of certain stored grain pests in Egypt

Dose (gm)*/10 g crushed maize grain (approx. no. of Mattesia spores)Percentage of malformed and very small-sized pupae or moths of P. interpunctella at 49–63 days post-treatment
PupaeMoths
0.0 (control)00
0.01 (1.5 × 108)6020
0.02 (3 × 108)6717
0.04 (6 × 108)025
0.08 (12 × 108)00
0.16 (24 × 108)3333
  1. *Powdered cadavers (in gm) of Laemophloeus turcicus adults (0.01 g  100 cadavers carried ca. 1.5 × 108 Mattesia spores)