Biological insect control
Barbosa, Pedro Department of Entomology, College of Life Sciences, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland.
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The use of parasitoids, predators, and pathogens to reduce injurious pest insect populations and consequently the damage they cause. Viruses and bacteria are the most commonly used pathogens, but fungi, protozoa, and nematodes may also be important biological control agents. See also: Parasitology
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