Syringomycin E produced by biological control agents controls green mold on lemons

C. T. Bull, M. L. Wadsworth, K. N. Sorensen, J. Y. Takemoto, R. K. Austin, J. L. Smilanick

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Pseudomonas syringae strains ESC-10 and ESC-11 suppressed green mold of citrus, caused by Penicillium digitatum. In this paper, we demonstrated that strains ESC-10 and ESC-11 produced syringomycin E in vitro which was inhibitory to Geotrichum citriaurantii, Penicillium digitatum, and Rhodotorula pilimanae. Purified syringomycin E from strains ESC-10 and ESC-11 controlled green mold on lemons to the same extent as did the bacteria when syringomycin E was applied to wounds at 1000 times the concentration needed for in vitro inhibition of Penicillium digitatum. Syringomycin E may be involved in biological control of green mold on citrus by strains ESC-10 and ESC-11.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)89-95
Number of pages7
JournalBiological Control
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Insect Science


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