Elkhateeb, W.A., Mousa, S.M., Elnahas, M.O., & Daba, G.M. 2021 Fungi against insects and contrariwise as biological control models. Egyptian Journal of Biological Pest Control doi.org/10.1186/s41938-020-00360-8


  • entomopathogenic fungi
  • Notes: In this review, the use of fungi and insects as biological control agents against each other was described. Furthermore, the history of using EPF for this purpose, their killing mechanism, host range, and the factors affecting EPF virulence were highlighted. Moreover, the role of insect’s immunology and some insect’s products as antifungal agents was presented focusing on peptides with biological activities against fungi. Finally, future prospects concerning the use of insects and fungi in biological control process were discussed.

    Download PDF