Journal article

Isolation of Bacillus subtilis strain SEM-2 from silkworm excrement and characterisation of its antagonistic effect against Fusarium spp.

Qingrong Li, Sentai Liao, Junhong Wei, Dongxu Xing, Yang Xiao, Qiong Yang

Canadian Journal of Microbiology | NRC Research Press (Canadian Science Publishing) | Published : 2020

Abstract

Fusarium wilt is a devastating soil-borne disease mainly caused by highly host-specific formae speciales of Fusarium spp. Antagonistic microorganisms play a very important role in Fusarium wilt control. Isolation of potential biocontrol strains has become increasingly important. Bacterial strain SEM-2 was isolated from the high-temperature stage of silkworm excrement composting. SEM-2 exhibited a considerable antagonistic effect against Fusarium graminearum mycelial growth and spore germination. The results of pot experiments suggested that SEM-2 has a better inhibitory effect on the early stage of disease occurrence. The green fluorescent protein labelled SEM-2 coated on the surface of toma..

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