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Trichoderma species — opportunistic, avirulent plant symbionts
Trichoderma spp. are free-living fungi that are common in soil and root ecosystems. Recent discoveries show that they are opportunistic, avirulent plant symbionts, as well as being parasites of otherExpand
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Trichoderma–plant–pathogen interactions
Abstract Biological control involves the use of beneficial organisms, their genes, and/or products, such as metabolites, that reduce the negative effects of plant pathogens and promote positiveExpand
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Genes from mycoparasitic fungi as a source for improving plant resistance to fungal pathogens.
  • M. Lorito, S. Woo, +9 authors F. Scala
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
  • 7 July 1998
Disease resistance in transgenic plants has been improved, for the first time, by the insertion of a gene from a biocontrol fungus. The gene encoding a strongly antifungal endochitinase from theExpand
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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
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Purification, Characterization, and Synergistic Activity of a Glucan 1,3-beta-Glucosidase and anN-Acetyl-beta-Glucosaminidase fromTrichoderma harzianum
A glucan 1,3-β-glucosidase (EC 3.2.1.58) and an N-acetyl-β-glucosaminidase (EC 3.2.1.30) were purified to homogeneity from the culture filtrate of Tricloderma harzianum strain PI. The molecularExpand
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The beneficial effect of Trichoderma spp. on tomato is modulated by the plant genotype.
Rhizosphere-competent fungi of the genus Trichoderma are widely used as biofertilizers and biopesticides in commercial formulates because of the multiple beneficial effects on plant growth andExpand
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Purification and properties of two chitinolytic enzymes of Serratia plymuthica HRO-C48
Abstract. The chitinolytic rhizobacterium Serratia plymuthica HRO-C48 was previously selected as a biocontrol agent of phytopathogenic fungi. One endochitinase (E.C. 3.2.1.14), CHIT60, and oneExpand
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Translational research on Trichoderma: from 'omics to the field.
Structural and functional genomics investigations are making an important impact on the current understanding and application of microbial agents used for plant disease control. Here, we review theExpand
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CHITINOLYTIC ENZYMES PRODUCED BY TRICHODERMA HARZIANUM; ANTIFUNGAL ACTIVITY OF PURIFIED ENDOCHITINASE AND CHITOBIOSIDASE
Two chitinolytic enzymes from Trichoderma harzianum strain P1 were tested for their antifungal activity in bioassays against nine different fungal species. Spore germination (or cell replication) andExpand
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The Molecular Biology of the Interactions Between Trichoderma spp., Phytopathogenic Fungi, and Plants.
ABSTRACT Trichoderma-based biofungicides are a reality in agriculture, with more than 50 formulations today available as registered products worldwide. Several strategies have been applied toExpand
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