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2 articles published in JoVE
Establishing Fungal Entomopathogens as Endophytes: Towards Endophytic Biological Control Soroush Parsa1, Viviana Ortiz1, Fernando E. Vega2 1Entomology, International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), Cali, Colombia, 2Sustainable Perennial Crops Laboratory, Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, Maryland, USA This protocol demonstrates two inoculation methods to introduce the fungal entomopathogen Beauveria bassiana as an endophyte in the common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris), in preparation for subsequent evaluations of endophytic biological control.
Characterizing Herbivore Resistance Mechanisms: Spittlebugs on Brachiaria spp. as an Example Soroush Parsa1, Guillermo Sotelo1, Cesar Cardona1 1International Center for Tropical Agriculture, CIAT This video explains mechanisms of host plant resistance to herbivory and demonstrates a no-choice test that estimates the relative contributions of antibiosis and tolerance to spittlebug resistance in Brachiaria spp.