Anastasios A. Malandrakis

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Mutants of Botrytis cinerea with moderate and high resistance to pyraclostrobin, a Qo inhibitor of mitochondrial electron transport at the cytochrome bc 1 complex, were isolated at a high mutation frequency, after nitrosoguanidine mutagenesis and selection on medium containing pyraclostrobin and salicylhydroxamate (SHAM), a specific inhibitor of(More)
The resistance to strobilurin-related fungicides and its molecular basis in laboratory mutant isolates of Cercospora beticola was investigated. After ultraviolet mutagenesis, mutants with high, moderate or low resistance levels to pyraclostrobin were isolated from a wild-type strain of C. beticola. Fungitoxicity tests on the response of resistant isolates(More)
Penicillium expansum field-strains resistant to benzimidazole fungicides were isolated in high frequency from decayed apple fruit collected from packinghouses and processing industries located in the region of Imathia, N. Greece. In vitro fungitoxicity tests resulted in the identification of two different resistant phenotypes: highly (BEN-HR) and moderately(More)
The molecular basis of resistance to benzimidazole fungicides with laboratory and field mutant isolates of Botrytis cinerea was investigated. After chemical mutagenesis with N-methyl-N-nitrosogouanidine (NMNG) two different benzimidazole-resistant phenotypes were isolated on media containing carbendazim or a mixture of carbendazim and diethofencarb. The(More)
After chemical mutagenesis with N-methyl-N-nitrosoguanidine (MNNG) two phenotypes that were highly or moderately resistant to fenhexamid, were isolated from a wild-type strain of Botrytis cinerea, at a mutation frequency of 0.9 × 10−5. Resistance factors, based on EC50 values, were 460–570 and 10–15, respectively. The mutation(s) for resistance to(More)
The induced resistance potential of eleven compost samples that originated from four different countries (Greece, France, Netherlands and Israel) and were manufactured from various raw materials, was evaluated in an Arabidopsis thaliana–Verticillium dahliae pathosystem under greenhouse conditions using a novel Plexiglas chamber. Five out of eleven composts(More)
Mutants of Aspergillus parasiticus resistant to the anilinopyrimidine fungicides were isolated at a high mutation frequency after UV-mutagenesis and selection on media containing cyprodinil. In vitro fungitoxicity tests resulted in the identification of two predominant resistant phenotypes that were highly (R(1)-phenotype) and moderately (R(2)-phenotype)(More)
Six benzimidazole (BMZ)-resistant Fusarium graminearum strains were obtained after UV mutagenesis and selection on carbendazim (MBC)-amended medium. In vitro bioassays resulted in the identification of two resistant phenotypes that were highly HR (Rf: 40-170, based on EC50) and moderately MR (Rf: 10-20) resistant to carbendazim. Cross resistance studies(More)
Fusarium graminearum laboratory mutants moderately (MR) and highly (HR) benzimidazole-resistant, carrying or not target-site mutations at the β2-tubulin gene were utilized in an attempt to elucidate the biochemical mechanism(s) underlying the unique BZM-resistance paradigm of this fungal plant pathogen. Relative expression analysis in the presence or(More)
Laboratory mutants of Penicillium expansum highly resistant (Rfs: 90 to >500, based on EC50s) to Succinate Dehydrogenase Inhibitors (SDHIs) were isolated after UV-mutagenesis and selection on media containing boscalid. A positive correlation was found between sensitivity of isolates to boscalid and other SDHIs such as isopyrazam and carboxin but not to(More)