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Evaluation of Nostoc Strain ATCC 53789 as a Potential Source of Natural Pesticides

Biondi, Natascia; Piccardi, Raffaella; Margheri, M; Rodolfi, Liliana; Smith, Geoffrey D; Tredici, Mario


The cyanobacterium Nostoc strain ATCC 53789, a known cryptophycin producer, was tested for its potential as a source of natural pesticides. The antibacterial, antifungal, insecticidal, nematocidal, and cytotoxic activities of methanolic extracts of the eyanobacterium were evaluated. Among the target organisms, nine fungi (Armillaria sp., Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. melonis, Penicillium expansum, Phytophthora cambivora, P. cinnamomi, Rhizoctonia solani, Rosellinia, sp., Sclerotinia sclerotiorum,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
DOI: 10.1128/AEM.70.6.3313-3320.2004


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