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Ecological database of the world's insect pathogens.
Onstad, David1, 1
ABSTRACT- The Ecological Database of the World's Insect Pathogens (EDWIP) is a resource for ecologists, insect pathologists, and others. EDWIP is available on the World Wide Web at (http://insectweb.inhs.uiuc.edu/). The database provides a service to the scientific community and permits fast and convenient research on the relationships between pathogens and their hosts. Regulators can find out if a non-target species is susceptible to or at risk of harm by a pathogen that is proposed for introduction as microbial control agent. Ecologists and entomologists interested in diseases and insect pathologists and microbiologists studying taxonomic and other issues also use EDWIP for their research. EDWIP contains over 9,000 relationships between pathogens (fungi, viruses, bacteria, and protozoa) and insects or arachnids, over 1,600 viral diseases, 2,000 other species of pathogens, 4,000 arthropod species, and over 1,800 references to the literature, other databases, or germplasm collections support these records.
KEY WORDS: database, host range, pathogens, insects