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Abstract

Lecanicillium longisporum on cabbage aphid (Brevicoryne brassicae): a new record from Northeast India.

Abstract

Cabbage aphid (Brevicoryne brassicae) is an important pest of cabbage in Northeast India. Infected aphids were spotted on cabbage plants in Meghalaya, India. Morphological (light and scanning electron microscopy) and molecular characterisation of the fungus revealed it to be Lecanicillium longisporum. Pathogenicity tests were also conducted which yielded positive results.