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Isolation of Endophytic Actinomycetes From Roots and Leaves of Banana (Musa Acuminata) Plants and Their Activities Against Fusarium oxysporumf. sp. cubense

Isolation of Endophytic Actinomycetes From Roots and Leaves of Banana (Musa Acuminata) Plants and... Two hundred and forty-two actinomycete strains were isolated from the interior of leaves and roots of healthy and wilting banana plants. Most of them were streptomycetes, Streptomyces griseorubiginosus-like strains were the most frequently isolated strains. Community analysis demonstrated increased actinomycete diversity in wilting leaves compared to that in healthy leaves, similar actinomycete communities were found in wilting and healthy roots. Screening of the isolates for antagonistic activity against Fusarium oxysporumf. sp. cubenserevealed that the proportion of antagonistic streptomycetes in healthy roots was higher than that in wilting roots (P < 0.01), but no difference was found between antagonistic strains isolated from healthy and wilting leaves. The potential biological control of Panama disease of banana by endophytic streptomycetes, especially Streptomyces griseorubiginosus-like strains was discussed. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology Springer Journals

Isolation of Endophytic Actinomycetes From Roots and Leaves of Banana (Musa Acuminata) Plants and Their Activities Against Fusarium oxysporumf. sp. cubense

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2004 by Kluwer Academic Publishers
Subject
Chemistry; Applied Microbiology; Biotechnology; Biochemistry, general; Environmental Engineering/Biotechnology; Microbiology
ISSN
0959-3993
eISSN
1573-0972
DOI
10.1023/B:WIBI.0000040406.30495.48
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Abstract

Two hundred and forty-two actinomycete strains were isolated from the interior of leaves and roots of healthy and wilting banana plants. Most of them were streptomycetes, Streptomyces griseorubiginosus-like strains were the most frequently isolated strains. Community analysis demonstrated increased actinomycete diversity in wilting leaves compared to that in healthy leaves, similar actinomycete communities were found in wilting and healthy roots. Screening of the isolates for antagonistic activity against Fusarium oxysporumf. sp. cubenserevealed that the proportion of antagonistic streptomycetes in healthy roots was higher than that in wilting roots (P < 0.01), but no difference was found between antagonistic strains isolated from healthy and wilting leaves. The potential biological control of Panama disease of banana by endophytic streptomycetes, especially Streptomyces griseorubiginosus-like strains was discussed.

Journal

World Journal of Microbiology and BiotechnologySpringer Journals

Published: Dec 27, 2004

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