MODE OF ACTION
Mytech WP P. lilacinus parasitizes and subsequently kills eggs, juveniles and adult females of various plant-parasitic nematodes. It manages nematodes through:
- Attachment – Upon attachment to the host, P. lilacinus forms a dense mass of mycelia that form conidiophores from which spores are formed in long chains.
- Invasion – Spores germinate and produce an appressorium with a penetration peg that enters the host(eggs or masses)
- Proliferation – The fungus produces hyphae inside the host’s body and feeds on the internal contents.
- Emergence – Hyphae emerge from the egg and produce conidia which are released and continue the infection cycle.