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A survey of investigations on the diseases of insects. 1951. Cameron, J.W.M. Laboratory of Insect Pathology, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Excerpt from Eighty-Second Annual Report of the Entomological Society of Ontario. p 7-14.

Year: 1951

Issued by: Great Lakes Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 35203

Language: English

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The history of studies in insect pathology has been reviewed in detail several times, most recently by Steinhaus (i!)l!>). Therefore in this paper an attempt will be made to point out only the highlights of these past investigations, and to note some of the current problems and the methods being used in their study, with some suggestion of the future prospects of utilizing disease organisms as agents for insect control. Emphasis will be placed on viruses, fungi and bacteria, which arc being studied at the Laboratory of Insect Pathology at the present time.