Selection for biocontrol bacteria antagonistic toward Rosellinia necatrix by enrichment of competitive avocado root tip colonizers.

@article{Pliego2007SelectionFB,
  title={Selection for biocontrol bacteria antagonistic toward Rosellinia necatrix by enrichment of competitive avocado root tip colonizers.},
  author={Clara Pliego and Francisco M Cazorla and Mar{\'i}a Angeles Gonz{\'a}lez-S{\'a}nchez and Rosa Mar{\'i}a P{\'e}rez-Jim{\'e}nez and Antonio de Vicente and Cayo Ramos},
  journal={Research in microbiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={158 5},
  pages={463-70}
}
Biological control of soil-borne pathogens is frequently based on the application of antagonistic microorganisms selected solely for their ability to produce in vitro antifungal factors. The aim of this work was to select bacteria that efficiently colonize the roots of avocado plants and display antagonism towards Rosellinia necatrix, the causal agent of avocado white root rot. A high frequency of antagonistic strains (ten isolates, 24.4%) was obtained using a novel procedure based on the… CONTINUE READING

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