Cellometer Vision is used to characterize fungi suitable for pest management

Entomopathogenic fungi (ENPF)– those fungal species that use insect hosts to propagate – are of note in India due to their potential utility in pest management. The Indian Institute of Technology (New Delhi, India) obtained soil samples and isolated ENPF with the intention of studying how these types of fungi might be used to control the house fly, Musca domestica, an insect that causes many health problems in humans and animals in that country. The samples were then characterized molecularly and tested for pathogenicity against M. domestica. The Cellometer Vision was used to accurately maintain spore counts. Through this work, [...]