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Title: Evaluation of Muscodor suthepensis strain CMU-Cib462 as a postharvest biofumigant for tangerine fruit rot caused by Penicillium digitatum
Authors: Nakarin Suwannarach
Boonsom Bussaban
Wipornpan Nuangmek
Wasna Pithakpol
Bantoon Jirawattanakul
Kenji Matsui
Saisamorn Lumyong
Keywords: Agricultural and Biological Sciences
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
Issue Date: 15-Jan-2016
Abstract: © 2015 Society of Chemical Industry. BACKGROUND: This study investigated both the in vitro and in vivo biofumigant ability of the endophytic fungus Muscodor suthepensis CMU-Cib462 to control Penicillium digitatum, the main cause of tangerine fruit rot. RESULTS: Volatile compounds from M. suthepensis inhibited mycelial growth of the pathogen. The most abundant compound was 2-methylpropanoic acid, followed by 3-methylbutan-1-ol. They showed median effective doses (ED50) on P. digitatum growth of 74.91 ± 0.73 and 250.29 ± 0.29 μL L-1 airspace respectively. Rye grain was found to be a suitable solid medium for M. suthepensis inoculum production. The results indicated that mycofumigation with a 30 g rye grain culture of M. suthepensis for 12 h controlled tangerine fruit rot. The percentage weight loss and soluble solids concentration of fumigated tangerines were similar to those of non-infected and non-fumigated fruits. CONCLUSION: Muscodor suthepensis has potential as a biofumigant for controlling postharvest disease of tangerine fruit.
ISSN: 10970010
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