Volume 19 Part 1 Article 88: Characterization of genes associated with antifungal activity of a bacterium against mushroom pathogen Trichoderma viride

Volume 19 Part 1 Article 88
Year 2016
Title: Characterization of genes associated with antifungal activity of a bacterium against mushroom pathogen Trichoderma viride
Author: Lin Ma, Xiaoqiang Wang, Peng Deng, Sonya M. Baird, and Shi-En Lu

Abstract:
Green mold caused by the fungus Trichoderma viride is the main constraint in production of mushroom worldwide. On the mushroom hyphae period, it can infect many different mushrooms, such as Pleurotus ostreatus, Flammulina velutipes, Agaricus bisporus, Ganoderma lucidum, and so on. However, the availability of useful fungicides within the mushroom industry is limited not only by the fact that the pathogen and the crop are both fungi but also resistance of pathogen to the fungicide has reduced disease control efficacy.

Therefore, development of biologically-based disease management for mushroom cultivation is in demand. The aim of this study was to identify the genes of bacteria associated with the production of antifungal activity against T. viride.

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