Beauveria

noun Beau·ve·ria \bō-ˈvir-ē-ə\

Definition of Beauveria

  1. :  a genus of imperfect fungi (order Moniliales) that is sometimes included in the genus Botrytis and that comprises several fungi used in biological control of insects — see calcino

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Origin and Etymology of beauveria

borrowed from New Latin, from Jean Beauverie †1938 French botanist and mycologist + New Latin -ia -ia Named by the French mycologist Jean Paul Vuillemin (1861-1932) in “Beauveria, nouveau genre de Verticilliacées,” Bulletin de la Société Botanique de France, tome 59 (1912), pp. 34-40. Vuillemin based the new genus on descriptions made by Beauverie in “Notes sur les Muscardines. Sur une Muscardine du Ver à soie,” Laboratoire d'Études de la Soie, Rapport présenté à la Chambre de Commerce de Lyon par la Commission administrative, tome 14 (1911), pp. 55-82.


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