Biogeography of entomopathogenic nematodes in Ethiopia

T. Mekete, R. Gaugler, K. B. Nguyen, W. Mandefro, M. Tessera

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The biogeography of entomopathogenic nematodes in Ethiopia was determined in a survey conducted from June 2002 to April 2003 by use of the insect bait method. A total of 288 soil samples were collected from locations throughout Central, Southern, and Southwestern Ethiopia. Twenty sites (6.9%) were positive for entomopathogenic nematodes. Eighteen sites (6.3%) were positive for Steinernema yirgalemense and two sites (0.7%) were positive for Heterorhabditis bacteriophora. Entomopathogenic nematodes were not collected from the cereal-growing areas of central Ethiopia, which is dominated by heavy clay soils.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31-36
Number of pages6
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jun 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Agronomy and Crop Science


  • Biogeography
  • Heterorhabditis bacteriophora
  • Steinernema yirgalemense
  • Survey


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