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Killer Yeasts for the Biological Control of Postharvest Fungal Crop Diseases

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Planta Piloto de Procesos Industriales Microbiológicos–CONICET, Av. Belgrano y Pje. Caseros, Tucumán 4000, Argentina
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Institut für Molekulare Mikrobiologie und Biotechnologie, Westfälische Wilhelms Universität Münster, Corrensstr. 3, 48149 Münster, Germany
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Instituto de Microbiología, Facultad de Bioquímica, Química y Farmacia, Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, Ayacucho 471, Tucumán 4000, Argentina
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Microorganisms 2020, 8(11), 1680; https://doi.org/10.3390/microorganisms8111680
Received: 15 October 2020 / Revised: 25 October 2020 / Accepted: 27 October 2020 / Published: 29 October 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Recent Advances in the Yeast Killer Systems Research)
Every year and all over the world the fungal decay of fresh fruit and vegetables frequently generates substantial economic losses. Synthetic fungicides, traditionally used to efficiently combat the putrefactive agents, emerged, however, as the cause of environmental and human health issues. Given the need to seek for alternatives, several biological approaches were followed, among which those with killer yeasts stand out. Here, after the elaboration of the complex of problems, we explain the hitherto known yeast killer mechanisms and present the implementation of yeasts displaying such phenotype in biocontrol strategies for pre- or postharvest treatments to be aimed at combating postharvest fungal decay in numerous agricultural products. View Full-Text
Keywords: killer yeast; biological control; crop diseases; fruit; postharvest; preharvest killer yeast; biological control; crop diseases; fruit; postharvest; preharvest
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Díaz, M.A.; Pereyra, M.M.; Picón-Montenegro, E.; Meinhardt, F.; Dib, J.R. Killer Yeasts for the Biological Control of Postharvest Fungal Crop Diseases. Microorganisms 2020, 8, 1680. https://doi.org/10.3390/microorganisms8111680

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Díaz MA, Pereyra MM, Picón-Montenegro E, Meinhardt F, Dib JR. Killer Yeasts for the Biological Control of Postharvest Fungal Crop Diseases. Microorganisms. 2020; 8(11):1680. https://doi.org/10.3390/microorganisms8111680

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Díaz, Mariana A.; Pereyra, Martina M.; Picón-Montenegro, Ernesto; Meinhardt, Friedhelm; Dib, Julián R. 2020. "Killer Yeasts for the Biological Control of Postharvest Fungal Crop Diseases" Microorganisms 8, no. 11: 1680. https://doi.org/10.3390/microorganisms8111680

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