Improvement of the fungal biocontrol agent Trichoderma atroviride to enhance both antagonism and induction of plant systemic disease resistance.

@article{Brunner2005ImprovementOT,
  title={Improvement of the fungal biocontrol agent Trichoderma atroviride to enhance both antagonism and induction of plant systemic disease resistance.},
  author={K. D. Brunner and Susanne Zeilinger and Rosalia Ciliento and Sheridian L. Woo and Matteo Lorito and Christian Peter Kubicek and Robert L. Mach},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={71 7},
  pages={3959-65}
}
Biocontrol agents generally do not perform well enough under field conditions to compete with chemical fungicides. We determined whether transgenic strain SJ3-4 of Trichoderma atroviride, which expresses the Aspergillus niger glucose oxidase-encoding gene, goxA, under a homologous chitinase (nag1) promoter had increased capabilities as a fungal biocontrol agent. The transgenic strain differed only slightly from the wild-type in sporulation or the growth rate. goxA expression occurred… CONTINUE READING

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