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Type: Artigo
Title: Biological control of citrus postharvest phytopathogens
Author: Moraes Bazioli, Jaqueline
Belinato, Joao Raul
Costa, Jonas Henrique
Akiyama, Daniel Yuri
de Moraes Pontes, Joao Guilherme
Kupper, Katia Cristina
Augusto, Fabio
de Carvalho, Joao Ernesto
Fill, Taicia Pacheco
Abstract: Citrus are vulnerable to the postharvest decay caused by Penicillium digitatum, Penicillium italicum, and Geotrichum citri-aurantii, which are responsible for the green mold, blue mold, and sour rot post-harvest disease, respectively. The widespread economic losses in citriculture caused by these phytopathogens are minimized with the use of synthetic fungicides such as imazalil, thiabendazole, pyrimethanil, and fludioxonil, which are mainly employed as control agents and may have harmful effects on human health and environment. To date, numerous non-chemical postharvest treatments have been investigated for the control of these pathogens. Several studies demonstrated that biological control using microbial antagonists and natural products can be effective in controlling postharvest diseases in citrus, as well as the most used commercial fungicides. Therefore, microbial agents represent a considerably safer and low toxicity alternative to synthetic fungicides. In the present review, these biological control strategies as alternative to the chemical fungicides are summarized here and new challenges regarding the development of shelf-stable formulated biocontrol products are also discussed
Subject: Penicillium digitatum
Country: Suíça
Editor: MDPI
Rights: Aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.3390/toxins11080460
Date Issue: 2019
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