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Molecules 2017, 22(11), 1839; doi:10.3390/molecules22111839

Identification for the First Time of Cyclo(d-Pro-l-Leu) Produced by Bacillus amyloliquefaciens Y1 as a Nematocide for Control of Meloidogyne incognita

Division of Food Technology, Biotechnology and Agro chemistry, Institute of Environmentally-Friendly Agriculture, Chonnam National University, Gwangju 61186, Korea
Department of Food Science and Technology, and Functional Food Research Center, Chonnam National University, Gwangju 61186, Korea
Department of Food Science and Technology, BK21 Plus Program, Chonnam National University, Gwangju 61186, Korea
Faculty of Plant Protection, Yunnan Agricultural University, Kunming 650201, Yunnan, China
Department of Microbiology, Kohat University of Science and Technology, Kohat 26000, Pakistan
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Received: 23 September 2017 / Revised: 19 October 2017 / Accepted: 21 October 2017 / Published: 27 October 2017
(This article belongs to the Collection Bioactive Compounds)
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The aim of the current study was to describe the role and mechanism of Bacillus amyloliquefaciens Y1 against the root-knot nematode, Meloidogyne incognita, under in vitro and in vivo conditions. Initially, the exposure of the bacterial culture supernatant and crude extract of Y1 to M. incognita significantly inhibited the hatching of eggs and caused the mortality of second-stage juveniles (J2), with these inhibitory effects depending on the length of incubation time and concentration of the treatment. The dipeptide cyclo(d-Pro-l-Leu) was identified in B. amyloliquefaciens culture for the first time using chromatographic techniques and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR 1H, 13C, H-H COSY, HSQC, and HMBC) and recognized to have nematocidal activity. Various concentrations of cyclo(d-Pro-l-Leu) were investigated for their effect on the hatching of eggs and J2 mortality. Moreover, the in vivo nematocidal activity of the Y1 strain was investigated by conducting pot experiments in which tomato plants were inoculated with M. incognita. Each and every pot was amended 50 mL of fertilizer media (F), or Y1 culture, or nematicide (N) (only once), or fertilizer media with N (FN) at 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 weeks after transplantation. The results of the pot experiments demonstrated the antagonistic effect of B. amyloliquefaciens Y1 against M. incognita as it significantly decreases the count of eggs and galls per root of the tomato plant as well as the population of J2 in the soil. Besides, the investigation into the growth parameters, such as the length of shoot, shoot fresh and dry weights of the tomato plants, showed that they were significantly higher in the Y1 strain Y1-treated plants compared to F-, FN- and N-treated plants. Therefore, the biocontrol repertoire of this bacterium opens a new insight into the applications in crop pest control. View Full-Text
Keywords: Bacillus amyloliquefaciens Y1; nematode; cyclo(d-Pro-l-Leu); second-stage juveniles Bacillus amyloliquefaciens Y1; nematode; cyclo(d-Pro-l-Leu); second-stage juveniles

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Jamal, Q.; Cho, J.-Y.; Moon, J.-H.; Munir, S.; Anees, M.; Kim, K.Y. Identification for the First Time of Cyclo(d-Pro-l-Leu) Produced by Bacillus amyloliquefaciens Y1 as a Nematocide for Control of Meloidogyne incognita. Molecules 2017, 22, 1839.

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