Phage therapy for plant disease control with a focus on fire blight

  title={Phage therapy for plant disease control with a focus on fire blight},
  author={J Nagy and L{\'o}r{\'a}nt Kir{\'a}ly and Ildik{\'o} Schwarczinger},
  journal={Central European Journal of Biology},
The concept of using bacteriophages (bacterial viruses) as biocontrol agents in pest management emerged shortly after their discovery. Although research on phage-based biopesticides temporarily stopped with the advent of antibiotics, the appearance of antibiotic resistant bacterial strains led to a renewed interest in phage therapy for control of plant diseases. In the past twenty years numerous successful experiments have been reported on bacteriophage-based biocontrol measures, and several… 

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