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The objective of COST Action 819 'Entomopathogenic nematodes' is to enhance the use of these antagonists in biological control of soil-borne insect pests by coordination of European scientific expertise. Within the action, five working groups concentrate on isolation and identification, application and production, nematode biology and genetics, symbiotic bacteria and pathogenicity mechanisms, and nematode ecology.

COST Action 819 has been extremely productive and effective in the impetus that it has given to basic and applied research in 'Entomopathogenic nematodes' in Europe and in the extent of technical support that its members have given to the European biological control industry and to the end users.

The final report describes the activities of COST Action 819 in the years 1994-2000 and includes current achievements and prospects for the future as discussed in the different working groups. It presents the state of the art and discusses future trends for bio-control with 'Entomopathogenic nematodes' in Europe. pe.

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Authors: BURNELL A, DG-Research;MUDLER R (EDITORS), DG-Research
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 19712 EN (2001), pp.120. Euro: 19.00
Availability: Available from EUR-OP Sales Agents
ISBN: ISBN: 92-894-0782-4
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