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Syst Appl Microbiol. 2001 Nov;24(3):395-9.

Metschnikowia fructicola, a new ascosporic yeast with potential for biocontrol of postharvest fruit rots.

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Microbial Genomics and Bioprocessing Research Unit, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, Agricultural Research Service, US Department of Agriculture, Peoria, Illinois 61604-3999, USA. kurtzman@mail.ncaur.usda.gov

Abstract

A new ascosporic yeast, Metschnikowia fructicola (type strain NRRL Y-27328, CBS 8853), is described and was isolated from grapes grown in central Israel. Preliminary tests indicate the new species has biocontrol activity against Botrytis rot of stored grapes. Phylogenetic analysis of domain D1/D2 26S rDNA sequences showed M. fructicola to be a sister species of M. pulcherrima.

PMID:
11822675
DOI:
10.1078/0723-2020-00045
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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