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Isolation and characterization of antagonistic Bacillus subtilis strains from the avocado rhizoplane displaying biocontrol activity
Aim:  This study was undertaken to isolate Bacillus subtilis strains with biological activity against soil‐borne phytopathogenic fungi from the avocado rhizoplane.
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Screening for candidate bacterial biocontrol agents against soilborne fungal plant pathogens
Over the years, many bacterial isolates have been evaluated as potential biocontrol agents against soilborne fungal phytopathogens. However, few of them were ultimately successful after evaluation inExpand
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Isolation and evaluation of antagonistic bacteria towards the cucurbit powdery mildew fungus Podosphaera fusca
Powdery mildew is one of the most important limiting factors for cucurbits production in Spain, its management being strongly dependent on chemicals. The aim of this work was to evaluate theExpand
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Enhancing Soil Quality and Plant Health Through Suppressive Organic Amendments
The practice of adding organic amendments to crop soils is undergoing resurgence as an efficient way to restore soil organic matter content and to improve soil quality. The quantity and quality ofExpand
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Coliphages as an indicator of faecal pollution in water. Its relationship with indicator and pathogenic microorganisms
Abstract The study was designed to test the proposal that Escherichia coli specific bacteriophages might serve as universal faecal pollution indicators in water. A highly specific, sensitive andExpand
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The antagonistic strain Bacillus subtilis UMAF6639 also confers protection to melon plants against cucurbit powdery mildew by activation of jasmonate-and salicylic acid-dependent defence responses
Biological control of plant diseases has gained acceptance in recent years. Bacillus subtilis UMAF6639 is an antagonistic strain specifically selected for the efficient control of the cucurbitExpand
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Mangotoxin: a novel antimetabolite toxin produced by Pseudomonas syringae inhibiting ornithine/arginine biosynthesis
Pseudomonas syringae pv. syringae is a common inhabitant of a large variety of plants and the causal agent of bacterial apical necrosis of mango. In this work, we describe production and preliminaryExpand
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Field evaluation of treatments for the control of the bacterial apical necrosis of mango (Mangifera indica) caused by Pseudomonas syringae pv. syringae
Bacterial apical necrosis is a critical disease in the main production area of mango in Europe. It is caused by Pseudomonas syringae pv. syringae, and produces necrotic lesions on mango buds andExpand
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Accumulation of glutamine synthetase during early development of maritime pine (Pinus pinaster) seedlings
Seedlings of Pinus pinaster Alton accumulated chlorophyll (Chl) when grown in complete darkness. Contents of Chl a and Chl b increased during germination, reaching similar levels in light- andExpand
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Heavy metal toxicity and genotoxicity in water and sewage determined by microbiological methods
Acute toxicity and genotoxicity of cadmium, copper, chromium, mercury, nickel, and zinc dissolved in deionized water and in sewage were established by comparing the EC50 and EC20 values obtained byExpand
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