Effects of Collembola on plant-pathogenic fungus interactions in simple experimental systems

  title={Effects of Collembola on plant-pathogenic fungus interactions in simple experimental systems},
  author={Maria Agnese Sabatini and Gloria Innocenti},
  journal={Biology and Fertility of Soils},
Abstract Take-all and brown foot rot, caused respectively by Gaeumannomyces graminis var. tritici and Fusarium culmorum, are two important components of the foot and root fungal disease complex of winter cereals world-wide. These fungi persist in soil and in crop debris in the same layer of agricultural soil as Collembola, a well represented taxon of soil animals. Previous in vitro tests showed that these fungi grown on agarised medium were readily consumed by springtails. In a simplified… 
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Response of plant growth to Collembola, arbuscular mycorrhizal and plant pathogenic fungi interactions.
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Soil-borne plant pathogenic fungi in relation to some collembolan species under laboratory conditions
Interactions between springtails and plant pathogenic fungi (Gaeumannomyces graminis var. tritici, F. culmorum and R. cerealis) living in the same soil layer were investigated under laboratory conditions and conidia of B. sorokiniana were eaten and proved to be a sufficient diet for reproduction of Folsomia candida.
Effects of the springtail Folsomia fimetaria and the nematode Aphelenchus avenae on Rhizoctonia solani stem infection of potato at temperatures of 10 and 15°C.
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Functional relationships between Collembola and plant pathogenic fungi of agricultural soils
The interactions between the collembolan Mesaphorura krausbaueri and four soilborne plant pathogenic fungi all living in the same layer of agricultural soil were studied under laboratory conditions to affect the capacity of different fungi to attack the plant and thus modulate the appearance of disease.
Effect of soil pH and amendments with dried fodder rape on mycophagous soil animals and Rhizoctonia stem canker of potato
Rape material, its age and the soil pH significantly affected the suppressive ability of F. fimetaria and A. avenae, and when rape was added to the soil at PH(-KCI) 6.2 its suppressive effect disappeared completely, probably because of the presence of alternative food sources.
Effect of farmyard manure and green manure crops on populations of mycophagous soil fauna and Rhizoctonia stem canker of potato
The hypothesis that stimulating the populations of mycophagous soil mesofauna can contribute to a reduction in Rhizoctonia disease severity in potato is supported.
Influence of in situ and in vitro pH on suppression of Gaeumannomyces graminis var. tritici by Pseudomonas fluorescens 2-79.
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