Accession Number : ADP003603

Title :   Biological Control Technology Development: Microbiological Control of Eurasian Watermilfoil,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS UNIV AMHERST

Personal Author(s) : Gunner,H. B.

Report Date : JUN 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : Studies reported previously have shown that inoculation of Myriophyllum spicatum and M. heterophyllum with enzyme-enhanced pectinolytic or cellulolytic microorganisms originally isolated from these species significantly accelerated plant necrosis. Subsequent studies, reported herein have attempted to assess plant response to inoculation under a variety of stress conditions, to define infection thresholds, and to enlarge the scale of infection trials.

Descriptors :   *Biological weed control, *Microorganisms, *Aquatic plants, Symposia, Aquatic weeds, Enzymes, Lysis, Bacteria, Fungi, Inoculation, Infectious diseases, Necrosis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE