Beauveria bassiana

The entomopathogenic fungus Beauveria bassiana (Balsamo) Vuillemin (Ascomycota: Hypocreales) has been exploited extensively to control insects that affect crops or are vectors of human and animal diseases.

Besides its entomopathogenic lifestyle, evidence has demonstrated that some Beauveria bassiana species are able to grow endophytically inside the plants and confer protection against pests and pathogens of different host plants therefore defining its role in agricultural crop production systems.

Furthermore, studies also report that combinatorial approaches may improve pest control and infectivity of Beauveria bassiana. This article reviews literature on the biological control abilities of Beauveria bassiana against pests of livestock as well as pathogens and pests of plants in the greenhouse and field.

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