Filippo De Curtis

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Milkwort (Polygala myrtifolia L.) is an ornamental shrub of commercial importance in temperate climatic zones. For this vegetal species very few diseases have been reported, except for two diseases caused by Cylindrocladium pauciramosum in Europe (mainly in Italy and Spain) and Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV) in Italy. A severe decline of milkwort plants was(More)
The yeasts Rhodotorula glutinis (LS-11), Cryptococcus laurentii (LS-28), Candida famata (21-D) and Pichia guilliermondii (29-A) and the yeast-like fungus Aureobasidium pullulans (LS-30), previously selected and characterized for mechanisms of action and antagonistic activity against postharvest pathogens in small and large-scale experiments, were used in(More)
The biocontrol yeast isolates Rhodotorula glutinis LS11, Cryptococcus laurentii LS28 and Aureobasidium pullulans LS30 were tested against Botrytis cinerea and Penicillium expansum on apples artificially inoculated and stored at 3 and 20 °C. Isolates LS28 and LS30 were most effective, consistently resulting in high reductions of fungal decay, while isolate(More)
Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) is an important crop worldwide. Fungi of the genus Fusarium are among the most aggressive pathogens of chickpea, causing plant wilt and/or root rot. The incidence of soilborne pathogens can be reduced by increasing the microbial diversity in the rhizosphere. To improve soil suppressiveness against Fusarium spp., we optimized a(More)
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