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Pseudomonas Fluorescens 2-79 With Genes For Biosynthesis of Pyrrolnitrin Improves Biocontrol Activity

Pseudomonas fluorescens 2-79 bacterial strains with pyrrolnitrin biosynthetic genes have enhanced biocontrol activity against the soil-borne pathogen Rhizoctonia.


•  There is no resistance in wheat or barley to Rhizoctonia, no fungicides are available, and all crops grow in rotation with wheat and barley are susceptible to Rhizoctonia



•  Could be used as a seed treatment to enhance biocontrol activity against Rhizoctonia root rot of wheat
•  Rhizoctonia solani AG-8 is a disease of direct-seeded wheat and a barrier to wider adoption of conservation tillage, which is needed to control soil erosion
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