Killer Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Wickerhamomyces anomalus yeast strains were tested as biocontrolagents against Penicillium digitatum, one the most important causes of postharvest decay in orange fruits.W. anomalus, grown on acidified medium, demonstrated micocinogenic activity against P. digitatum, asindicated by large inhibition halos and hyphal damage resulting from b-glucanase activity.Oranges that had been deliberately inoculated with pathogens were protected from decay by W.anomalus. Inoculation of oranges with W. anomalus strains BS 91 and BS 92 reduced disease severity to 1and 4%, respectively, for up to 10 days in storage.
|Titolo:||Efficacy of killer yeasts in the biological control of Penicillium digitatum on Tarocco orange fruits (Citrus sinensis)|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2012|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|