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Biology and biocontrol potential ofAmpelomycesmycoparasites, natural antagonists of powdery mildew fungi

Kiss, Levente and Russell, J. C. and Szentiványi, O. and Xu, X. and Jeffries, P. (2004) Biology and biocontrol potential ofAmpelomycesmycoparasites, natural antagonists of powdery mildew fungi. Biocontrol Science and Technology, 14 (7). pp. 635-651. ISSN 0958-3157

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Abstract

Historically, pycnidial fungi belonging to the genus Ampelomyces were among the first mycoparasites to be studied in detail and were also the first fungi used as biocontrol agents of plant parasitic fungi. The interactions between host plants, powdery mildew fungi and Ampelomyces mycoparasites are one of the most evident cases of tritrophic relationships in nature although their study has received little attention in fungal and plant ecology so far. Ampelomyces mycoparasites have now become one of the most advanced in terms of commercial development of a fungal biocontrol agent, although there is still a need for more development work to produce a product with reliability approaching that of conventional chemical treatments. This review summarizes the taxonomy, genetic diversity, life cycle, mode of action, natural occurrence, host range, biocontrol potential, mass production and commercialization of these mycoparasites and compares the biocontrol ability of Ampelomyces with that of other fungal antagonists of powdery mildews.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QL Zoology / állattan
Q Science / természettudomány > QR Microbiology / mikrobiológia
Depositing User: Erika Bilicsi
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2013 10:41
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2013 10:41
URI: http://real.mtak.hu/id/eprint/4621

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