Inproceedings: an article in a conference proceedings.
Oral insecticidal activity of root colonizing Pseudomonas fluorescens CHA0: a biocontrol agent with potential to control plant pests and diseases
Title of the conference
Biological Control in IPM Systems
INRA / Unité de pathologie végétale
Ehlers R.U., Crickmore N., Enkerli J., Glazer I., Kirchmair M., Lopez-Ferber M., Neuhauser S., Strasser H., Tkaczuk C., Traugott M.
IOBC wprs bulletin
IOBC Working Group "Insect Pathogens and Entomopathogenic Nematodes". Preceedings of the 13th European Meeting "Biological Control in IPM Systems" at Innsbruck (Austria), 19 - 23 June, 2011.
The application of microbial biocontrol agents for the control of fungal plant diseases and plant insect pests is a promising approach in the development of environmentally benign pest management strategies. The ideal biocontrol organism would be a bacterium or a fungus with activity against both, insect pests and fungal pathogens. Here we demonstrate the oral insecticidal activity of the root colonizing Pseudomonas fluorescens CHA0, which is so far known for its capacity to efficiently suppress fungal plant pathogens. Feeding assays with CHA0-sprayed leaves showed that this strain displays oral insecticidal activity and is able to efficiently kill larvae of three important insect pests. We further show data indicating that the Fit insect toxin produced by CHA0 and also metabolites controlled by the global regulator GacA contribute to oral insect toxicity.
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