publication . Article . 2009

Population dynamics of Epicoccum nigrum, a biocontrol agent against brown rot in stone fruit.

A. De Cal; I. Larena; M. Liñán; R. Torres; N. Lamarca; J. Usall; P. Domenichini; A. Bellini; X.O. de Eribe; P. Melgarejo;
  • Published: 07 Jan 2009 Journal: Journal of Applied Microbiology, volume 106, pages 592-605 (issn: 1364-5072, eissn: 1365-2672, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
Aims:  To study the population dynamics of Epicoccum nigrum on peaches and nectarines and to enhance its colonization on fruit surfaces to improve its biocontrol efficacy against brown rot. Methods and Results:  Twelve surveys were performed to study E. nigrum populations and their effect on the number of the pathogenic Monilinia spp. conidia in peach orchards in Spain and Italy between 2002 and 2005. Fresh conidia and five different formulations of E. nigrum conidia were applied three to six times to peach and nectarine trees from full flowering to harvest. The size of the E. nigrum populations was determined from the number of colony-forming units and conidial...
Medical Subject Headings: food and beveragesfungi
free text keywords: Biotechnology, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, General Medicine, Epicoccum nigrum, biology.organism_classification, biology, Monilinia fructicola, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Agronomy, Monilinia, Monilinia fructigena, Monilinia laxa, Conidium, Fungicide
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