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Synergistic effects of a cellulase-producing Micromonospora carbonacea and an antibiotic-producing Streptomyces violascens on the suppression of Phytophthora cinnamomi root rot of Banksia grandis

El-Tarabily, K.A., Sykes, M.L., Kurtböke, I.D., Hardy, G.E.St.J., Barbosa, A.M. and Dekker, R.F.H. (1996) Synergistic effects of a cellulase-producing Micromonospora carbonacea and an antibiotic-producing Streptomyces violascens on the suppression of Phytophthora cinnamomi root rot of Banksia grandis. Canadian Journal of Botany, 74 (4). pp. 618-624.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/b96-078
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Abstract

Three polyvalent Streptomyces phages were used to isolate four Micromonospora species (M. carbonacea, M. chalcea, M. purpureochromogenes, and M. inositola) from mine-site rhizosphere soils in Western Australia. Streptomyces violascens was isolated using selective isolation techniques from the same soils. The Micromonspora spp. were examined for their ability to produce cellulases. Micromonospora carbonacea, M. chalcea, and M. purpureochromogenes, which were found to produce the enzyme, caused lysis of Phytophthora cinnamomi hyphae. Glasshouse trials showed that the use of the cellulase-producing M. carbonacea isolate, in conjunction with the antibiotic-producing S. violascens isolate, had a synergistic effect on the suppression of the Phytophthora root rot and in promoting growth of Banksia grandis. The importance of using a number of antagonists with different antagonistic abilities to control plant pathogenic fungi is discussed.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Biological and Environmental Sciences
Publisher: NRC Research Press
Copyright: © 1996 NRC Canada
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/2892
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