e-ISSN : 2347-2677, p-ISSN : 2394-0522
Abdulrahman Itopa Suleiman, Ahmad Abdulrazaq Itopa, Joseph Ozovehe Barnabas, Abdulateef Omeiza Ibrahim, Abubakar Muhammed Kabir, Ogara Halilu, Otaru Abdulrasheed Adinoyi, Ummulhanni Oyiza Obansa and Onemola Kemi Rebecca
Chemical insecticides have been utilized to reduce insects as vectors of diseases which cause adverse effect to the environment and non-target organisms. Entomopathogenic fungi contain bioactive compounds that kills target insect from larvae to adult stage. This research investigated the morphological identification of entomopathogenic fungi from soil samples and cockroaches (Periplaneta Americana). Fungal entomopathogens were isolated from soil samples and cockroaches (Periplaneta Americana) through soil suspension and selective media procedures. Fungi isolates were subjected to macro and micro morphological identification. Three fungal entomopathogens were successfully isolated and identified from soil (D1, D2, D3) namely Geotrichum, Penicillium and Aspergillus species. Entomopathogens isolated from cockroaches C1, C2 were of the genus Aspergillus and C3 was identified as Penicillium sp. Fungi isolates obtained from soil samples and cockroaches belong to the genus Geotrichum, Penicillium and Aspergillus respectively.
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