TAILIEUCHUNG - Characterization of cultivable bacteria associated with larval gut of field caught population of diamondback moth, Plutella Xylostella (Linnaeus)

The cole crops like cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli and brussel sprouts etc. are most important vegetables consumed all over the world, among them cabbage and cauliflower are economically vegetables in India. Most of the cruciferous vegetables are vulnerable to many insect pests. The Diamondback moth (DBM), Plutella xylostella Lineaus is the most serious pest in causing economic loss. DBM developed resistant to almost all the synthetic insecticides. Here we collected DBM population from Field of Rattihalli, Haveri district of the state Karnataka, India and reared for one generation. Isolation of cultivable gut bacteria was done from larvae of DBM using agar media and characterized each strain. Some of the strains were gram positive and some were gram negative. Isolate 3 was shown positive result and Isolate 10 was shown negative result for all biochemical tests (IMViC and Catalase). Bacterial genomic DNA were isolated and amplified in PCR with 16S rRNA primers (expected size 1000bp). | Characterization of cultivable bacteria associated with larval gut of field caught population of diamondback moth, Plutella Xylostella (Linnaeus)