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Gluconic acid: An antifungal agent produced by Pseudomonas species in biological control of take-all

Kaur, Rajvinder; MacLeod, John; Foley, William; Nayudu, Murali

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Pseudomonas strain AN5 (Ps. str. AN5), a non-fluorescent Australian bacterial isolate, is an effective biological control (biocontrol) agent of the take-all disease of wheat caused by the fungus Gaeumannomyces graminis var. tritici (Ggt). Ps. str. AN5 controls Ggt by producing an antifungal compound which was purified by thin layer and column chromatography, and identified by NMR and mass spectroscopic analysis to be d-gluconic acid. Commercially bought pure gluconic acid strongly inhibited...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/86669
Source: Phytochemistry
DOI: 10.1016/j.phytochem.2005.12.011

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