Microbial populations responsible for specific soil suppressiveness to plant pathogens.

  title={Microbial populations responsible for specific soil suppressiveness to plant pathogens.},
  author={David M. Weller and Jos M. Raaijmakers and Brian B. McSpadden Gardener and Linda S. Thomashow},
  journal={Annual review of phytopathology},
Agricultural soils suppressive to soilborne plant pathogens occur worldwide, and for several of these soils the biological basis of suppressiveness has been described. Two classical types of suppressiveness are known. General suppression owes its activity to the total microbial biomass in soil and is not transferable between soils. Specific suppression owes its activity to the effects of individual or select groups of microorganisms and is transferable. The microbial basis of specific… 

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