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Molecular approaches for improved biological control of plant diseases

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dc.contributor.author Dunne, Colum P.
dc.contributor.author Delany, Isabel
dc.contributor.author Fenton, Anne
dc.contributor.author Aarons, Simon
dc.contributor.author Tola, Elisabetta
dc.contributor.author Smith, Lorraine
dc.contributor.author Scott, Lohrke
dc.contributor.author O'Gara, Fergal
dc.date.accessioned 2014-11-03T15:39:59Z
dc.date.available 2014-11-03T15:39:59Z
dc.date.issued 1998
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/4130
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Summary: Environmental and consumer concerns and subsequent protective legislation have focused scientific interest on the development of microbial inoculants as environmentally acceptable methods of replacing or decreasing the use of chemical pesticides for crop protection. While potential bioccontrol agents have been identified among fungal, actinomycete and bacterial species, molecular biology techniques are being increasingly employed to enhance the efficacy of these natural isolates. Such techniques include the development improved inoculants capable of enhanced biocontrol metabolite production or with the ability to synthesise combinations of these metabolites. The exploitation of microbial inoculants as effective biocontrol agents involves the introduction of large numbers of microorganisms in to the soil environment. Ensuring that these procedures are compatible with sustainable, economically viable and environmentally friendly agricultural practice has involved monitoring and assessing the impact of microbial inoculants on phytopathogens and indigenous beneficial microflora. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher International Organization for Biological and Integrated Control (IOBC) en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries IOBC/WPRS Bulletin;21 (7), pp. 11-22
dc.relation.uri www.iobc-wprs.org
dc.subject environment en_US
dc.subject chemical pesticides en_US
dc.subject biocontrol agents en_US
dc.title Molecular approaches for improved biological control of plant diseases en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor Forbairt en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor European Commission en_US
dc.relation.projectid (SC-96·349) en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 1121539


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