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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Antifungal Compounds Produced by Enterobacter Cloacae Nrrl B-21050 As Potential Mechanisms of Control of Fusarium Dry Rot

item Burkhead, Karen
item Slininger, Patricia
item Schisler, David

Submitted to: Potato Association of America Proceedings
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: August 15, 1996
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: Soil bacterial cultures, which are effective against Fusarium dry rot, have been isolated and are being developed as biological control agents. One of the best isolates is Enterobacter cloacae NRRL B-21050. When this strain was grown in liquid culture and extracted with organic solvent, several antifungal compounds were isolated from the extracts. Compounds identified in extracts from culture grown in Sabouraud maltose broth include phenylacetic acid, tyrosol and tyrosol-alpha-acetate. When a medium higher in tryptophan was used, the major antifungal metabolite isolated was indole-3-acetic acid.

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