Arbuscular mycorrhizas and biological control of soil-borne plant pathogens – an overview of the mechanisms involved

  title={Arbuscular mycorrhizas and biological control of soil-borne plant pathogens – an overview of the mechanisms involved},
  author={Concepci{\'o}n Azc{\'o}n-Aguilar and Jos{\'e} Miguel Barea},
Abstract Biological control of plant pathogens is currently accepted as a key practice in sustainable agriculture because it is based on the management of a natural resource, i.e. certain rhizosphere organisms, common components of ecosystems, known to develop antagonistic activities against harmful organisms (bacteria, fungi, nematodes etc.). Arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) associations have been shown to reduce damage caused by soil-borne plant pathogens. Although few AM isolates have been tested… 
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