Biocontrol of Postharvest Fruit Fungal Diseases by Bacterial Antagonists: A Review
AbstractThis review deals with the main mechanisms of action exerted by antagonistic bacteria, such as competition for space and nutrients, suppression via siderophores, hydrolytic enzymes, antibiosis, biofilm formation, and induction of plant resistance. These mechanisms inhibit phytopathogen growth that affects postharvest fruit since quality and safety parameters are influenced by the action of these microorganisms, which cause production losses in more than 50% of fruit tree species. The use of synthetic fungicide products has been the dominant control strategy for diseases caused by fungi. However, their excessive and inappropriate use in intensive agriculture has brought about problems that have led to environmental contamination, considerable residues in agricultural products, and phytopathogen resistance. Thus, there is a need to generate alternatives that are safe, ecological, and economically viable to face this problem. Phytopathogen inhibition in fruit utilizing antagonist microorganisms has been recognized as a type of biological control (BC), which could represent a viable and environmentally safe alternative to synthetic fungicides. Despite the ecological benefit that derives from the use of controllers and biological control agents (BCA) at a commercial level, their application and efficient use has been minimal at a global level. View Full-Text
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Carmona-Hernandez, S.; Reyes-Pérez, J.J.; Chiquito-Contreras, R.G.; Rincon-Enriquez, G.; Cerdan-Cabrera, C.R.; Hernandez-Montiel, L.G. Biocontrol of Postharvest Fruit Fungal Diseases by Bacterial Antagonists: A Review. Agronomy 2019, 9, 121.
Carmona-Hernandez S, Reyes-Pérez JJ, Chiquito-Contreras RG, Rincon-Enriquez G, Cerdan-Cabrera CR, Hernandez-Montiel LG. Biocontrol of Postharvest Fruit Fungal Diseases by Bacterial Antagonists: A Review. Agronomy. 2019; 9(3):121.Chicago/Turabian Style
Carmona-Hernandez, Saul; Reyes-Pérez, Juan J.; Chiquito-Contreras, Roberto G.; Rincon-Enriquez, Gabriel; Cerdan-Cabrera, Carlos R.; Hernandez-Montiel, Luis G. 2019. "Biocontrol of Postharvest Fruit Fungal Diseases by Bacterial Antagonists: A Review." Agronomy 9, no. 3: 121.
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