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Curr Microbiol. 2014 Jan;68(1):71-81. doi: 10.1007/s00284-013-0440-4. Epub 2013 Aug 29.

Chitinolytic microorganisms and their possible application in environmental protection.

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Department of Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology, Faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Lwowska 1, 87-100, ToruĊ„, Poland, swiontek@umk.pl.

Abstract

This paper provides a review of the latest research findings on the applications of microbial chitinases to biological control. Microorganisms producing these enzymes can inhibit the growth of many fungal diseases that pose a serious threat to global crop production. Currently, efforts are being made to discover producers of chitinolytic enzymes. The potential exists that natural biofungicides will replace chemical fungicides or will be used to supplement currently used fungicides, which would reduce the negative impact of chemicals on the environment and support the sustainable development of agriculture and forestry.

PMID:
23989799
PMCID:
PMC3889922
DOI:
10.1007/s00284-013-0440-4
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