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    Author(s): Ann E. Hajek; Joseph S. Elkinton
    Date: 1991
    Source: IN: Gottschalk, Kurt W.; Twery, Mark J.; Smith, Shirley I., eds. Proceedings, U.S. Department of Agriculture interagency gypsy moth research review 1990; East Windsor, CT. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-146. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station: 45.
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Northeastern Research Station
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    The fungal pathogen causing extensive mortality in gypsy moth larval populations during the 1989 field season has been identified as Entomophaga maimaiga. Identification was based on morphology and in vitro culture requirements, as well as results from allozyme and restriction fragment linked polymorphism analyses. E. maimaiga is well known to cause spectacular epizootics in Japanese gypsy moth populations but has not been reported from North America previously.

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    Hajek, Ann E.; Elkinton, Joseph S. 1991. Entomophaga maimaiga panzootic in northeastern gypsy moth populations. IN: Gottschalk, Kurt W.; Twery, Mark J.; Smith, Shirley I., eds. Proceedings, U.S. Department of Agriculture interagency gypsy moth research review 1990; East Windsor, CT. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-146. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station: 45.

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