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- Wisniewski, M.; Macarisin, D.; Droby, S.
- Acta horticulturae 2010 no.877 pp. 1577
- postharvest systems; biological control; commercialization; postharvest treatment; preharvest treatment; biological control agents; mechanism of action; molecular biology; tritrophic interactions; host-pathogen relationships; antagonists; fermentation; packaging
- ... The past twenty years has seen the field of postharvest biocontrol evolve into a sophisticated science with global research programs worldwide, numerous yearly publications, patented technologies, and the development of new commercial products. The use of these products, however, still remains limited. The practical application of postharvest biocontrol has changed from a very classical view of us ...
- Droby, S.; Rafael, G.; Wisniewski, M.; Macarisin, D.
- Acta horticulturae 2010 no.877 pp. 1663
- Penicillium digitatum; molds (fungi); plant pathogenic fungi; pathogenicity; host specificity; spore germination; host-pathogen relationships; postharvest diseases; fungal diseases of plants; Citrus; grapefruits; oranges; clementines; lemons; citrus peels; chemical constituents of plants; volatile organic compounds; spectral analysis; limonene; disease resistance; resistance mechanisms; hydrogen peroxide; reactive oxygen species; Penicillium expansum; Botrytis cinerea; nonpathogenic strains
- ... In this work we report that volatiles emitted from wounded citrus peel play a major role in host recognition by Penicillium digitatum. Volatiles of various citrus cultivars had a pronounced stimulatory effect on germination and germ tube elongation of green mold pathogen. When exposed to volatiles from grapefruit, the percentage of P. digitatum spores germinated on minimal media was 10-fold higher ...