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The main objective of the COST Action 819 is to combine interrelated European expertise in order to increase the use of entomopathogenic nematodes in integrated pest management and to thus reduce chemical control. Many research fields are shared by different participating laboratories. To improve coordination of research fields and objectives and achieve a maximum cooperation within Europe, five working groups (WGs) were initiated:
WG 1: isolation and identification;
WG 2: production and application;
WG 3: nematode ecology;
WG 4: Xenorhabdus and Photorhabdus;
WG 5: nematode biology and genetics. The objectives of the COST Action 819: Entomopathogenic nematodes, are the search and selection of highly active nematode and bacteria strains. Research on related fundamental and applied problems, like identification, in vitro liquid culture production, storage, application, genetic improvement of efficacy and storage related traits and nematode ecology are also approached and all together will contribute to an increasing use of entomopathogenic nematodes in integrated insect pest management. The activities of the COST Action 819 in 1995 are reported here. ere.

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Authors: EHLERS R U, CEC Bruxelles (BE);MASSON J P (EDITORS), CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: EN (1997) 199pp., free of charge
Availability: Available from the DG XII Documentation Centre, European Commission, 200 rue de la Loi, B-1049 Bruxelles (BE), Fax: +32-2-2969823
ISBN: ISBN 92-827-8297-2
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