Submitted to: Plant Disease
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/24/2003
Publication Date: 7/29/2003
Citation: HOWELL, C.R. MECHANISMS EMPLOYED BY TRICHODERMA SPECIES IN THE BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF PLANT DISEASES. PLANT DISEASE. 2003. V. 87. P. 4-10.
Technical Abstract: This paper is a review article that describes the mechanisms employed by biological control agents to suppress or prevent plant disease pathogens, and how theories regarding the importance of thse mechanisms in biological control have changed with time and further research. Mechanisms such as mycoparasitism, antibiosis, enzymatic activity, induced resistance, and metabolism of pathogen germination stimulants are discussed.