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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531554/efficacy-of-bacillus-subtilis-and-bacillus-amyloliquefaciens-in-the-control-of-aspergillus-parasiticus-growth-and-aflatoxins-production-on-pistachio
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Fatemeh Siahmoshteh, Ilenia Siciliano, Houda Banani, Zohreh Hamidi-Esfahani, Mehdi Razzaghi-Abyaneh, Maria Lodovica Gullino, Davide Spadaro
Pistachio (Pistacia vera) is an important nut for its economic, nutritional and health aspects but it can be contaminated by aflatoxigenic fungi in the field and during storage. Biological control could be considered as an alternative to chemical treatment. In this study, we evaluated the antifungal and anti-mycotoxigenic capability of two Bacillus spp. both in vitro and on pistachio kernels. In in vitro conditions, both strains were able to reduce the mycelial growth and they were able to degrade the four aflatoxins during the first three days after inoculation...
May 15, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528498/lipopeptides-produced-by-bacillus-subtilis-as-new-biocontrol-products-against-fusariosis-in-ornamental-plants
#2
Gabriela Mihalache, Tiberius Balaes, Irina Gostin, Marius Stefan, François Coutte, François Krier
In this study, we have investigated the effects of three lipopeptides (fengycin, surfactin and mycosubtilin) produced by different strains of Bacillus subtilis against the phytopathogenic fungi Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. iridacearum, which affects the ornamental bulb plant populations of Iris sp. The antifungal effects were tested using minimum inhibitory concentration assay, determination of mycelium growth and spore germination inhibition rates. Also, in vivo tests on infected rhizomes and scanning electron microscopy were employed...
May 20, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523413/identification-and-high-level-production-of-pulcherrimin-in-bacillus-licheniformis-dw2
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Xiaoyun Li, Dong Wang, Dongbo Cai, Yangyang Zhan, Qin Wang, Shouwen Chen
Pulcherrimin, a potential biocontrol agent produced by microorganisms, has the promising applications in the agricultural, medical, and food areas, and the low yield of pulcherrimin has hindered its applications. In this study, the red pigment produced by Bacillus licheniformis DW2 was identified as pulcherrimin through the spectrometry analysis and genetic manipulation, and the component of the medium used for pulcherrimin production was optimized. Based on our results, the addition of 1.0 g L(-1) Tween 80 could improve the yield of pulcherrimin, and glucose and (NH4)2SO4 were served as the optimal carbon and nitrogen sources for pulcherrimin synthesis, respectively...
May 18, 2017: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515869/implications-of-guppy-poecilia-reticulata-life-history-phenotype-for-mosquito-control
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Misha L Warbanski, Piata Marques, Therese C Frauendorf, Dawn A T Phillip, Rana W El-Sabaawi
Guppies (Poecilia reticulata) are frequently introduced to both natural and artificial water bodies as a mosquito control. Laboratory studies have demonstrated that guppies can consume large numbers of larval mosquitoes. Our study investigates how intraspecific variability in guppy phenotype affects their importance as a mosquito biocontrol and how habitat conditions (natural ponds vs. water storage containers) may influence insect biomass and guppy feeding. Using a blocked experimental design, we established stream-side mesocosm ponds with half receiving gravel substrate to simulate pond-bottom habitat...
May 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515777/experimental-evolution-to-increase-the-efficacy-of-the-entomopathogenic-fungus-beauveria-bassiana-against-malaria-mosquitoes-effects-on-mycelial-growth-and-virulence
#5
Claudio A Valero-Jiménez, Jan A L van Kan, Constantianus J M Koenraadt, Bas J Zwaan, Sijmen E Schoustra
Entomopathogenic fungi such as Beauveria bassiana are currently considered as a potential control agent for malaria mosquitoes. The success of such strategies depends among others on the efficacy of the fungus to kill its hosts. As B. bassiana can use various resources for growth and reproduction, increasing the dependency on mosquitoes as a nutritional source may be instrumental for reaching this goal. Passage of entomopathogenic fungi through an insect host has been shown to increase its virulence. We evaluated the virulence, fungal outgrowth, mycelial growth rate, and sporulation rate of two B...
June 2017: Evolutionary Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515656/isolation-and-characterization-of-listeria-phages-for-control-of-growth-of-listeria-monocytogenes-in-milk
#6
Sunhee Lee, Min Gon Kim, Hee Soo Lee, Sunhak Heo, Mirae Kwon, GeunBae Kim
In this study, two Listeria bacteriophages, LMP1 and LMP7, were isolated from chicken feces as a means of biocontrol of L. monocytogenes. Both bacteriophages had a lytic effect on L. monocytogenes ATCC 7644, 15313, 19114, and 19115. Phages LMP1 and LMP7 were able to inhibit the growth of L. monocytogenes ATCC 7644 and 19114 in tryptic soy broth at 10°C and 30°C. Nevertheless, LMP1 was more effective than LMP7 at inhibiting L. monocytogenes ATCC 19114. On the contrary, LMP7 was more effective than LMP1 at inhibiting L...
2017: Korean Journal for Food Science of Animal Resources
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515390/biocontrol-potential-of-an-endophytic-streptomyces-sp-strain-mbcn152-1-against-alternaria-brassicicola-on-cabbage-plug-seedlings
#7
Naglaa Hassan, Satoko Nakasuji, Mohsen Mohamed Elsharkawy, Hushna Ara Naznin, Masaharu Kubota, Hammad Ketta, Masafumi Shimizu
In the present study, 77 strains of endophytic actinomycetes isolated from cabbage were screened in order to assess their biocontrol potential against Alternaria brassicicola on cabbage seedlings. In the first and second screening trials, cabbage seedlings pretreated with mycelial suspensions of each isolate were spray-inoculated with A. brassicicola. Strain MBCN152-1, which exhibited the best protection in screening trials and had no adverse effects on seedling growth, was selected for the greenhouse trial...
May 18, 2017: Microbes and Environments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512455/non-edible-oil-cakes-as-a-novel-substrate-for-dpa-production-and-augmenting-biocontrol-activity-of-paecilomyces-variotii
#8
Kalpana Arora, Satyawati Sharma, Suresh B N Krishna, Jamila K Adam, Ashwani Kumar
The present study investigated the use of waste non-edible oil cakes (Jatropha, Karanja, Neem, and Mahua) as a substrate for the growth of Paecilomyces variotii and dipicolinic acid (DPA) production. Previous researches proved the efficacy of DPA in suppressing certain pathogens that are deleterious to the plants in the rhizosphere. DPA production was statistical optimized by amending non-edible oil cakes in growing media as nitrogen and sugars (Dextrose, Glucose, and Lactose) as carbon source. Plackett-Burman design (PBD), indicated that Jatropha cake, Karanja cake, and Dextrose were the most significant components (p < 0...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512379/evaluation-of-pochonia-chlamydosporia-and-purpureocillium-lilacinum-for-suppression-of-meloidogyne-enterolobii-on-tomato-and-banana
#9
Silas D Silva, Regina M D G Carneiro, Marcos Faria, Daniela A Souza, Rose G Monnerat, Rogerio B Lopes
Meloidogyne enterolobii is one of the most important root-knot nematode in tropical regions, due to its ability to overcome resistance mechanisms of a number of host plants. The lack of new and safe active ingredients against this nematode has restricted control alternatives for growers. Egg-parasitic fungi have been considered as potential candidates for the development of bionematicides. In tissue culture plates, Pochonia chlamydosporia (var. catenulata and chlamydosporia) and Purpureocillium lilacinum strains were screened for their ability to infect eggs of the root-knot nematode M...
March 2017: Journal of Nematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511111/adaptive-conditions-and-safety-of-the-application-of-penicillium-frequentans-as-a-biocontrol-agent-on-stone-fruit
#10
Belén Guijarro, Inmaculada Larena, Paloma Melgarejo, Antonieta De Cal
Penicillium frequentans (Pf909) reduces brown rot caused by Monilinia spp. in stone fruit. The registration of a microbial biocontrol agent in Europe requires information on the risks and safety of a biological product. This study focused on the impact of the physical environment on Pf909 survival and growth, Pf909 mycotoxin production on fruit surface, and the Pf909 resistance to commercial antifungal compounds used in animal and human medicine. The effect of temperature (4 to 37°C), water activity (0.999 to 0...
May 8, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509951/costs-and-benefits-of-omnivore-mediated-plant-protection-effects-of-plant-feeding-on-salix-growth-more-detrimental-than-expected
#11
Adriana Puentes, Christer Björkman
Predators can decrease herbivore damage to plants, and this is often assumed to be beneficial to plant growth/reproduction without actual quantification. Moreover, previous studies have been biased towards strict carnivores and neglected the role of omnivorous predators in prey-suppression. Here, we examined the costs (reduction in growth) and benefits (increase in growth) of enemy-mediated plant protection via the omnivorous (prey and plant-feeding) Orthotylus marginalis, relative to herbivory by a detrimental insect pest of Salix spp...
May 16, 2017: Oecologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502594/early-evidence-for-a-virus-like-agent-infecting-the-pest-snail-theba-pisana-gastropoda-pulmonata-in-southern-italy
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Gionata De Vico, Rosarita Tatè, Nicola Maio, Andrea Costantino, Vincenzo Guida, Grazia Villari, Francesca Carella
The Mediterranean land snail Theba pisana (Mollusca: Helicidae) is an introduced agricultural pest in many countries around the world, including Australia, Israel, USA and South Africa. In addition, this snail is an intermediate host of parasites of importance in both human and veterinary medicine. In this study, a natural population of T. pisana snails on the Domitian coast of Italy was surveyed following a mass mortality event. By light microscopy, 30% of the collected individuals showed in the calcium cells of the digestive gland the presence of hypertrophied nuclei containing eosinophilic to weakly basophilic inclusion bodies...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Invertebrate Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500426/identification-and-evaluation-of-potential-bio-control-fungal-endophytes-against-ustilagonoidea-virens-on-rice-plants
#13
Mebeaselassie Andargie, Zhu Congyi, Yun Yun, Jianxiong Li
False smut disease of rice is posing an increasing concern for production, not only because of the hiking epidemic occurrence in rice production, but also because of the challenging specific pathogenesis of the disease. The aim of this work was to evaluate the potential of five fungal endophytes to reduce negative effects of rice false smut fungus (Ustilagonoidea virens) on rice plants, in both the laboratory and greenhouse. Though all the fungal isolates showed the ability to inhibit the growth of U. virens with varying degrees, isolate E337 showed significant antagonistic activity against the pathogenic fungi...
June 2017: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496167/effect-of-trichoderma-harzianum-on-maize-rhizosphere-microbiome-and-biocontrol-of-fusarium-stalk-rot
#14
Kandasamy Saravanakumar, Yaqian Li, Chuanjin Yu, Qiang-Qiang Wang, Meng Wang, Jianan Sun, Jin-Xin Gao, Jie Chen
Fusarium stalk rot (FSR) caused by Fusarium graminearum (FG) significantly affects the productivity of maize grain crops. Application of agrochemicals to control the disease is harmful to environment. In this regard, use of biocontrol agent (BCA) is an alternative to agrochemicals. Although Trichoderma species are known as BCA, the selection of host-pathogen specific Trichoderma is essential for the successful field application. Hence, we screened a total of 100 Trichoderma isolates against FG, selected Trichoderma harzianum (CCTCC-RW0024) for greenhouse experiments and studied its effect on changes of maize rhizosphere microbiome and biocontrol of FSR...
May 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495706/in-a-first-natural-selection-defeats-a-biocontrol-insect
#15
Elizabeth Pennisi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 12, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495036/fungal-endophytes-isolated-from-protium-heptaphyllum-and-trattinnickia-rhoifolia-as-antagonists-of-fusarium-oxysporum
#16
Juan E Fierro-Cruz, Pedro Jiménez, Ericsson Coy-Barrera
Control of fungal pathogens is mainly addressed by the use of chemically synthesized fungicides which result in environmental pollution, developing resistance after prolonged use. In this context, endophytes have been recognized as potential biocontrollers, and also as a promising source of antifungal metabolites. Therefore, as part of our research on phytopathogen controllers, 355 fungal endophytes were isolated from Protium heptaphyllum and Trattinnickia rhoifolia (Burseraceae), both ethnobotanically important tree species that produce secondary metabolites of agronomic and industrial interest...
May 8, 2017: Revista Argentina de Microbiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492178/isolation-of-bdellovibrio-and-like-organisms-and-potential-to-reduce-acute-hepatopancreatic-necrosis-disease-caused-by-vibrio-parahaemolyticus
#17
Jetnapang Kongrueng, Pimonsri Mitraparp-Arthorn, Khotchawan Bangpanwimon, William Robins, V Vuddhakul, John Mekalanos
Acute hepatopancreatic necrosis disease, a severe disease of shrimp, is caused by Vibrio parahaemolyticus (AHPND Vp), a halophilic bacterium harboring a plasmid that contains toxin genes homologous to Photorhabdus insect-related toxins. We obtained 9 isolates of Bdellovibrio and like organisms (BALOs) from water and sediment samples in Thailand. Using 16S rRNA sequencing, all of the organisms were identified as Bacteriovorax spp. and were able to attack all tested AHPND Vp isolates. In addition, their various susceptible hosts, including Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, were observed...
May 11, 2017: Diseases of Aquatic Organisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490350/efficacy-of-the-vegetative-cells-of-lysinibacillus-sphaericus-for-biological-control-of-insecticide-resistant-aedes-aegypti
#18
Paula Andrea Rojas-Pinzón, Jenny Dussán
BACKGROUND: The control of Aedes aegypti is usually based on chemical insecticides, but the overuse of these compounds has led to increased resistance. The binary toxin produced by Lysinibacillus sphaericus in the final stages of sporulation is used for mosquito control due to its specificity against the culicid larvae; however, it has been proved that Ae. aegypti is refractory for this toxin. Currently, there is no evidence of the use of L. sphaericus vegetative cells for mosquito biocontrol...
May 10, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489199/compatibility-of-azospirillum-brasilense-and-pseudomonas-fluorescens-in-growth-promotion-of-groundnut-arachis-hypogea-l
#19
Andhare A Prasad, Subramanian Babu
We attempted to study the compatibility among plant beneficial bacteria in the culture level by growing them near in the nutrient agar plates. Among all the bacteria tested, Rhizobium was found to inhibit the growth of other bacteria. From the compatible group of PGPR, we have selected one biofertilizer (Azospirillum brasilense strain TNAU) and one biocontrol agent (Pseudomonas fluorescens strain PF1) for further studies in the pot culture. We have also developed a bioformulation which is talc powder based, for individual bacteria and mixed culture...
May 2, 2017: Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487233/are-biological-control-agents-isolated-from-tropical-fruits-harmless-to-potential-consumers
#20
Iris Betsabee Ocampo-Suarez, Zaira López, Montserrat Calderón-Santoyo, Juan Arturo Ragazzo-Sánchez, Peter Knauth
Postharvest losses of fruits and vegetables can reach up to 25% in developed and up to 50% in developing countries. (Sub)tropical fruits are especially susceptible because their protecting peel can easily be damaged. Traditionally used pesticides are associated to environmental pollution and possible harmful health effects. An alternative are biocontrol agents (BCA), means bacteria or yeasts applied onto the fruits to inhibit the growth of phytopathogens. Many reports on their effectiveness have been published, however, reports on their harmlessness to consumers are still rare...
May 6, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
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