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Pectolytic bacteria were isolated from potato tubers and stems showing tuber soft rot and blackleg symptoms. Approximately half (52 %) of the isolates could grow at both 27 and 37 °C while another half (48 %) failed to grow at 37 °C. All isolates could be amplified with primers specific to the pectate lyase (pel) gene. Carbon utilisation profiles could not(More)
The efficacy of three elicitors, DL-β-aminobutyric acid (BABA), Acibenzolar-S-methyl (Bion) and Messenger (Harpin) on potato plants inoculated with Meloidogyne incognita second stage juveniles (J2s) was investigated in this study. The efficacy of each elicitor was evaluated based on galling index, egg numbers, total root knot nematode (RKN) population(More)
The study of plant parasitic nematodes such as Meloidogyne spp. and their interactions with phytopathogenic bacteria remains underexplored. One of the challenges towards establishing such interactions is the dependence on symptom development as a measure of interaction. In this study, mCherry was employed as a reporter protein to investigate the interaction(More)
In filamentous fungi, vegetative compatibility among individuals of the same species is determined by the genes encoded at the heterokaryon incompatibility (het) loci. The hyphae of genetically similar individuals that share the same allelic specificities at their het loci are able to fuse and intermingle, while different allelic specificities at the het(More)
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