Sodium bicarbonate enhances biocontrol efficacy of yeasts on fungal spoilage of pears.


The addition of 2% (w/v) sodium bicarbonate (SBC) in the suspensions of antagonistic yeast Cryptococcus laurentii or Trichosporon pullulans significantly limited spore germination and germ tube elongation of Penicillium expansum and Alternaria alternata in potato dextrose broth (PDB) medium. Biocontrol activity of C. laurentii or T. pullulans against… (More)