Swadling, I.R. and Jeffries, P. (1998) Antagonistic properties of two bacterial biocontrol agents of grey mould disease. Biocontrol Science and Technology, 8 (3). pp. 439-448. ISSN 0958-3157.
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Bacillus pumilus NCIMB 13374 and Pseudomonas fluorescens NCIMB 13373 inhibit the growth of Botrytis cinerea, the cause of grey mould of strawberries. Both antagonists increased the pH of the growth medium from pH 6 to pH 8-8.5 and both produced antifungal agents. The compound(s) produced by B. pumilus had a fungicidal effect during conidial germination, whereas the compound(s) produced by P. fluorescens had a fungistatic effect. There was no evidence for the production of inhibitory volatile compounds. Both isolates also showed the ability to inhibit other strawberry fungal pathogens, and have potential for a wider range of biocontrol of plant diseases.
|Uncontrolled keywords:||antibiotics; Botrytis cinerea; Bacillus pumilus; Pseudomonas fluorescens; strawberry; grey mould; bacterial antagonists|
|Subjects:||Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QP Physiology (Living systems) > QP517 Biochemistry
Q Science > QR Microbiology
|Divisions:||Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Biosciences|
|Depositing User:||Tara Puri|
|Date Deposited:||04 Jun 2009 12:02|
|Last Modified:||04 Jun 2009 12:02|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/17182 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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