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Applied microbiology and biotechnology

Degradation of the fungal cell wall by clostridial strains isolated from soil subjected to biological soil disinfestation and biocontrol of Fusarium wilt disease of spinach.


PMID 28967048

Abstract

Biological soil disinfestation (BSD) involves elimination of soil-borne plant pathogens in an environmentally friendly manner. Two anaerobic bacterial strains (H110 and TB8) isolated from BSD-treated soil samples were analyzed for their roles in elimination of pathogenic fungi. The two strains were identified as Clostridium beijerinckii based on 16S rRNA gene sequences and phenotypic properties. The strains fermented various carbohydrates and produced acetate, butyrate, and n-butanol as major products as well as abundant gases (H