Antagonistic properties of two bacterial biocontrol agents of grey mould disease

Swadling, Iain R. and Jeffries, Peter (1998) Antagonistic properties of two bacterial biocontrol agents of grey mould disease. Biocontrol Science and Technology, 8 (3). pp. 439-448. ISSN 0958-3157. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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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.

Item Type: Article
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: 27 May 2014 10:38
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