Author(s): Visser R, Holzapfel WH, Bezuidenhout JJ, Kotz JM
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Abstract A variety of lactic acid bacteria, isolated from plant surfaces and plant-associated products, were found to be antagonistic to test strains of the phytopathogens Xanthomonas campestris, Erwinia carotovora, and Pseudomonas syringae. Effective "in vitro" inhibition was found both on agar plates and in broth cultures. In pot trials, treatment of bean plants with a Lactobacillus plantarum strain before inoculation with P. syringae caused a significant reduction of the disease incidence.
This article was published in Appl Environ Microbiol
and referenced in Journal of Plant Pathology & Microbiology