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Bacillus subtilis CPA-8, a strain with demonstrated ability to control Monilinia spp. in peaches, was studied to elucidate its mechanisms of antifungal activity. Growth inhibition assays using cell-free supernatants and butanolic extracts showed strong antifungal activities against Monilinia laxa and Monilinia fructicola. By comparison with the reference B.(More)
Penicillium expansum, the causal agent of blue mould of pome fruits, is a major postharvest pathogen in all producing countries. To develop a better understanding of disease resistance mechanisms in apples, a comprehensive transcriptional analysis of apple gene expression in response to a compatible (P. expansum) and non-host (Penicillium digitatum)(More)
The role of endospore production by Bacillus subtilis CPA-8 on survival during spray-drying was investigated by comparison with a non-spore-forming biocontrol agent Pantoea agglomerans CPA-2. Endospore formation promoted heat resistance in CPA-8 depending on growth time (72 h cultures were more resistant than 24 h ones). The survival of CPA-8 and CPA-2(More)
Although several studies have reported the stress-induced ethylene burst occurring in fruit in response to pathogen attack, relatively little is known about the role of this hormone in the fungal metabolism of many postharvest pathogens. To gain further knowledge, we investigated the ethylene production capacity and which ethylene biosynthetic pathways(More)
Biological control with microorganisms is regarded as a promising control strategy against Botrytis bunch rot (BBR, grey mould) on grapes. Candida sake CPA-1 is a yeast that has previously shown a high efficacy against BBR in small-scale field trials. The present work aims to confirm this efficacy in commercial conditions and to evaluate the compatibility(More)
In the present work, the fungal population present in the environment and on surfaces of equipment and facilities was determined and quantified in two stone fruit packinghouses during 2012 and 2013. The fungi present in the environment were sampled according to the gravimetric method. The fungi present on the surfaces of floors, walls, containers and lines(More)
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