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- Paparu, P.; Dubois, T.; Gold, C.S.; Niere, B.; Adipala, E.; Coyne, D.
- Annals of applied biology 2006 v.149 no.1 pp. 1-8
- Cosmopolites sordidus; Fusarium oxysporum; Musa; Nematoda; bananas; biological control; biological control agents; cell structures; cortex; endophytes; hyphae; light microscopy; mortality; pests; plantlets; rhizomes; roots; vascular tissues
- ... Under laboratory conditions, nonpathogenic, endophytic Fusarium oxysporum inflicts high mortality among banana weevils and nematodes. Following inoculation into banana (Musa spp.) tissue cultured plants, successful colonisation is necessary for efficient biological control of these pests. The pattern of root and rhizome colonisation by two nonpathogenic Ugandan F. oxysporum strains (V2w2 and III4w ...
- Odoux, E.; Escoute, J.; Verdeil, J.-L.
- Annals of applied biology 2006 v.149 no.1 pp. 43-52
- beans; beta-glucosidase; cell structures; freezing; hydrolysis; pods; senescence; transmission electron microscopy; vanilla beans; Madagascar
- ... The aim of this research was to improve our understanding of the mechanism of glucovanillin hydrolysis by β- [smallcapital d]-glucosidase activity in vanilla beans by studying their senescence, freezing and traditional curing. A batch of green pods from Madagascar was ripened at 30°C until fruits turned black; another batch was frozen for few days at -18°C and defrosted at 35°C for 24 h and a thir ...