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Trichoderma–plant–pathogen interactions
A better understanding of molecular factors involved in this complex tripartite interaction is expected to enhance not only the rapid identification of effective strains and their applications but also indicate the potentials for improvement of natural strains of Trichoderma. Expand
A novel role for Trichoderma secondary metabolites in the interactions with plants
Abstract Secondary metabolites play a pivotal role in the antagonistic activities of some biocontrol species of Trichoderma resulting in the suppression of plant pathogens, but their involvement inExpand
Salicylic Acid Induces Salinity Tolerance in Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum cv. Roma): Associated Changes in Gas Exchange, Water Relations and Membrane Stabilisation
SA, when used in appropriate concentrations, alleviates salinity stress without compromising the plants ability for growth under a favourable environment, indicating possible protection of integrity of the cellular membrane. Expand
Analysis of Leptosphaeria maculans Race Structure in a Worldwide Collection of Isolates.
Genotyping of isolates at all Avr loci confirmed the disparities between continents, in terms of Avr allele frequencies, and a new, open terminology is proposed for L. maculans race designation, indicating all AvR loci for which the isolate is avirulent. Expand
Diversity of mycorrhizal fungi of terrestrial orchids: compatibility webs, brief encounters, lasting relationships and alien invasions.
The diversity of mycorrhizal fungi associated with an introduced weed-like South African orchid and a native West Australian orchid were compared by molecular identification of the fungi isolated from single pelotons, revealing both orchids were associated with fungi from diverse groups in the Rhizoctonia complex with worldwide distribution. Expand
Internal transcribed spacer ribosomal DNA sequence of five species of Ganoderma from Australia
Phylogeny inferred from ITS DNA sequence resolved isolates of Australian Ganoderma into five terminal clades, and it was concluded that the clades represented two allopatric populations of G. weberianum and G. microsporum, and that G. adspersum, a European species considered to be a synonym of G., was a synonyms of the latter. Expand
Biological control of Sclerotinia minor using a chitinolytic bacterium and actinomycetes
The three isolates, Serratia marcescens, Streptomyces viridodiasticus and Micromonospora carbonacea, significantly reduced the growth of Sclerotinia minor in vitro, and produced high levels of chitinase and β-1,3-glucanase. Expand
Occurrence of a new subclade of Leptosphaeria biglobosa in Western Australia.
In the course of a wide-scale characterization of the race structure of L. maculans from Western Australia, a few isolates from two locations failed to amplify specific sequences ofL. Expand
Non-streptomycete actinomycetes as biocontrol agents of soil-borne fungal plant pathogens and as plant growth promoters
Some of the NSA, including endophytic strains that have shown potential to suppress soil-borne fungal plant pathogens, are able to employ one or more mechanisms of antagonism including antibiosis, hyperparasitism and the production of cell-wall degrading enzymes. Expand
Major secondary metabolites produced by two commercial Trichoderma strains active against different phytopathogens
Aims:  Trichoderma harzianum strains T22 and T39 are two micro‐organisms used as active agents in a variety of commercial biopesticides and biofertilizers and widely applied amongst field andExpand