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Research Article

Biocontrol Activity of the Local Strain of Metschnikowia pulcherrima on Different Postharvest Pathogens

Table 2

Inhibition of spore germination and fungal growth on the artificial wounds on apple by M. pulcherrima UMY15 strain.

Fungal speciesInoculations and zones (mm) of fungal growtha% Biocontrol
Fungal spores onlyFungal spores + M. pulcherrima

P. roqueforti NGNGNA
P. italicum 15567
P. expansum NGNGNA
Fusarium sp.120100
Rhizopus sp.Full growthFull growth0
A. niger 15660
A. oryzae 80100
A. parasiticus 10370

Zones of fungal growth were measured as the distance from the center of artificial wounds to the ends of fungal growths (rots) on apples at the end of 48th hours of incubations.
NG: no growth on apple wounds, NA: not applicable. Standard deviations were less than 10% in zones of inhibition.

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