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1. Microbial trehalose boosts the ecological fitness of biocontrol agents, the viability of probiotics during long-term storage and plants tolerance to environmental-driven abiotic stress.

Despite the impressive gain in agricultural production and greater availability of food, a large portion of the world population is affected by food shortages and nutritional imbalance. This is due to abiotic stresses encountered by plants as a result of environmental-driven perturbations, loss of...

Author(s) : Onwe, R. O.; Onwosi, C. O.; Ezugworie, F. N.; Ekwealor, C. C.; Okonkwo, C. C.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Science of the Total Environment 2022 Vol.806 No.Part 1 ref.163

2. Passage and the evolution of virulence in invertebrate pathogens: fundamental and applied perspectives.

Understanding the ecological and genetic factors that determine the evolution of virulence has broad value for invertebrate pathology. In addition to helping us understand the fundamental biology of our study organisms this body of theory has important applications in microbial biocontrol....

Author(s) : Raymond, B.; Erdos, Z.

Publisher : Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 2022 Vol.187 ref.118

3. Biological parameters of three Argentinian populations of Pseudapanteles dignus, a larval endoparasitoid of Tuta absoluta, at various temperatures.

Understanding important aspects of the adaptation of a biological control agent population to different abiotic conditions (e.g., temperature) is essential to ensure its success once it is released in the field. In this context, we assessed different biological parameters of three Argentinian...

Author(s) : Vallina, C.; Greco, N. M.; D'Auro, F.; Sánchez, N. E.; Luna, M. G.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Biological Control 2022 Vol.165 ref.81

4. Biological control of potato common scab by plant-beneficial bacteria.

Potato common scab in an important disease caused by several Streptomyces species that reduces potato tuber quality and market value. Management of common scab is difficult, and no conventional method can reliably control this disease. An alternative approach is the use of plant-beneficial bacteria ...

Author(s) : Biessy, A.; Filion, M.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Biological Control 2022 Vol.165 ref.179

5. Application of bacteriophages in food production and their potential as biocontrol agents in the organic farming industry.

Bacteriophages (phages) are the natural predators of bacteria. They have been widely studied in recent decades in the hope of finding new alternatives to combat bacterial infections and to solve healthcare issues arising from antibiotic-resistant bacteria. High dependency on antibiotics in food...

Author(s) : Kuek, M.; McLean, S. K.; Palombo, E. A.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Biological Control 2022 Vol.165

6. Microbiological services delivered by the pig gut microbiome.

Author(s) : Cullen, J. T.; Lawlor, P. G.; Gardiner, G. E.

Publisher : Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited, Cambridge, UK

Book chapter : Understanding gut microbiomes as targets for improving pig gut health 2022 pp.75-125 ref.many

7. The use of prebiotics to optimize gut function in pigs.

Author(s) : Metzler-Zebeli, B. U.

Publisher : Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited, Cambridge, UK

Book chapter : Understanding gut microbiomes as targets for improving pig gut health 2022 pp.205-238 ref.many

8. Bioprospecting microbial hosts to valorize lignocellulose biomass - environmental perspectives and value-added bioproducts.

Current biorefinery approaches comprehend diverse biomass feedstocks and various conversion techniques to produce a variety of high-value biochemicals and biofuels. Lignocellulose is among the most abundant, bio-renewable, and sustainable bioresources on earth. It is regarded as a prodigious...

Author(s) : Lu HeDong; Bilal, M.; Yadav, V.; Iqbal, H. M. N.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Chemosphere 2022 Vol.288 No.Part 2 ref.189

9. Future outlook on microbial bioprotectants in agriculture.

Author(s) : Ravensberg, W. J.

Publisher : Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited, Cambridge, UK

Book chapter : Microbial bioprotectants for plant disease management 2021 pp.669-690 ref.many

10. Hydrogen cyanide production by soil bacteria: biological control of pests and promotion of plant growth in sustainable agriculture.

Currently, plant diseases and insect infestations are mainly controlled by the extraneous application of pesticides. Unfortunately, the indiscriminate use of such agrochemicals can cause ecological and environmental problems, as well as human health hazards. To obviate the potential pollution...

Author(s) : Anju Sehrawat; Sindhu, S. S.; Glick, B. R.

Publisher : Elsevier B.V., Beijing, China

Journal article : Pedosphere 2022 Vol.32 No.1 pp.15-38 ref.342

11. The effect of plastic low tunnels on natural enemies and pollinators in New York strawberry.

Although growing strawberries under low tunnels is increasing in popularity across the northeastern United States, little is known of how they impact the presence of natural enemies and pollinators that provide key ecosystem services on strawberry. We employed passive (fruit collections, sticky...

Author(s) : Willden, S. A.; Pritts, M. P.; Loeb, G. M.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Crop Protection 2022 Vol.151

12. Aphid parasitoid, Diaeretiella rapae (McIntosh) (Hymenoptera: Braconidae): opportunities for its use in integrated management of aphids infesting rapeseed-mustard in north-western Indian Himalayas.

The aphid endoparasitoid Diaeretiella rapae (McIntosh), parasitizing green peach aphid Myzus persicae (Sulzer), mustard aphid Lipaphis erysimi (Kaltenbach) and cabbage aphid Brevicoryne brassicae (L.) in Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Hamirpur, Sirmaur, Una and Bilaspur districts of north Indian...

Author(s) : Saurbh Soni; Surjeet Kumar; Ranbir Singh; Aditi Badiyala; Chandel, R. S.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Crop Protection 2022 Vol.151

13. Microbiomes across root compartments are shaped by inoculation with a fungal biological control agent.

While the endosphere is a hotspot for close interactions between plants and microbes, the influence of different components of the root endosphere on microbiome composition are seldom explored. This study used the fleshy taprooted plant, American Ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) and the recently...

Author(s) : Li HongMei; Toh Ruey; Wei YanLi; Wang YiLian; Hu JinDong; An ShuHui; Yang Kai; Wu YuanZheng; Li JiShun; Philp JoShua; Ryder, M.; Zhou Yi; Denton, M. D.

Publisher : Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Applied Soil Ecology 2022 Vol.170

14. Biological control of Listeria monocytogenes in soil model systems by Enterococcus mundtii strains expressing mundticin KS production.

The agricultural practices applied in pre-harvest greatly influence the presence and the levels of microorganisms in fresh produce. Among these, Listeria monocytogenes represents one of the most lethal foodborne pathogens associated with vegetables. The main hypothesis of this work is that...

Author(s) : Guida, G.; Gaglio, R.; Miceli, A.; Laudicina, V. A.; Settanni, L.

Publisher : Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Applied Soil Ecology 2022 Vol.170 ref.62

15. Characterization and genome analysis of a broad lytic spectrum bacteriophage P479 against multidrug-resistant Escherichia coli.

The increase of multi-drug resistant and multi-serotypes of pathogenic Escherichia coli has brought more severe challenge to control infection. Nowadays, bacteriophage is a promising tool to treat colibacillosis as an alternative of antibiotics. A coliphage P479, isolated from sewage of poultry...

Author(s) : Li Pei; Wang Hui; Li Min; Qi WeiLing; Qi ZiTai; Chen WeiYe; Dong YongYi; Xu ZhengJun; Zhang Wei

Publisher : Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Virus Research 2022 Vol.308 ref.60

16. Potential native Trichoderma strains against Fusarium verticillioides causing post flowering stalk rot in winter maize.

Fusarium spp. complex, (Fusarium verticillioides, F. subglutinans, F. moniliforme, F. graminearum) causing post flowering stalk rot (PFSR), has been reported as a serious disease in southern Rajasthan, and eastern Gujarat in winter maize. In the present study, emphasis has been laid on the efficacy ...

Author(s) : Jambhulkar, P. P.; Raja, M.; Bhumica Singh; Sonali Katoch; Shailendra Kumar; Pratibha Sharma

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Crop Protection 2022 Vol.152 ref.42

17. Alfalfa winter cutting: effectiveness against the alfalfa weevil, Hypera postica (gyllenhal) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) and effect on its rate of parasitism due to Bathyplectes spp. (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae).

The alfalfa weevil Hypera postica (Gyllenhal) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) is a major pest of alfalfa worldwide. In Spain, insecticide sprayings are mainly used for control with low efficacy. As a potential more sustainable control method, we determined the effectiveness of an alfalfa winter cutting ...

Author(s) : Levi-Mourao, A.; Núñez, E.; García, A.; Meseguer, R.; Pons, X.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Crop Protection 2022 Vol.152 ref.40

18. ABCC2 is a functional receptor of Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1Ca in Spodoptera litura.

Spodoptera litura is a serious polyphagous pest in the whole world, which has developed resistance to most conventional insecticides and even some Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) toxins. Cry1Ca has excellent insecticide activity against S. litura with potential application to control S. litura and...

Author(s) : Yao Xue; Liu Chen; Duan YunPeng; An ShihEng; Wei JiZhen; Liang GeMei

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 2022 Vol.194 pp.9-16 ref.78

19. Genome-wide analysis of V-ATPase genes in Plutella xylostella (L.) and the potential role of PxVHA-G1 in resistance to Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1Ac toxin.

The rapid development of insecticide resistance has hampered the use of Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt), a widely used bio-pesticide. Plutella xylostella (L.) is a globally distributed lepidopteran pest of cruciferous vegetables and has developed severe field resistance to the Bt toxin. Vacuolar H...

Author(s) : Xie Chao; Xiong Lei; Ye Min; Shen LingLing; Li JingGe; Zhang Zhen; You MinSheng; You ShiJun

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 2022 Vol.194 pp.74-83 ref.57

20. Undestroyed winter cover crop strip in maize fields supports ground-dwelling arthropods and predation.

Intensification of agriculture, with landscape simplification and reduction of natural habitats, is known to contribute to the decline of arthropods. Implementation of agroecological practices and infrastructures in current cropping systems is expected to mitigate this biodiversity loss and provide ...

Author(s) : Triquet, C.; Roume, A.; Tolon, V.; Wezel, A.; Ferrer, A.

Publisher : Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 2022 Vol.326 ref.76

21. Carabid activity-density and community composition, and their impact on seed predation in pulse crops.

Reduced use of chemicals in weed management has been identified as a key strategy to increase overall agricultural sustainability. Carabid (Coleoptera: Carabidae) and cricket (Orthoptera:Gryllidae) weed seed predation has shown promise, but also variability, as an additional weed management tool....

Author(s) : Heij, S. E. de; Benaragama, D.; Willenborg, C. J.

Publisher : Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 2022 Vol.326 ref.112

22. Alkane-priming of Beauveria bassiana strains to improve biocontrol of the redbanded stink bug Piezodorus guildinii and the bronze bug Thaumastocoris peregrinus.

Insect epicuticle hydrocarbons (CHC) are known to be important determinants in the susceptibility degree of insects to fungal entomopathogens. Five Beauveria bassiana (Balsamo) Vuillemin (Hypocreales; Clavicipitaceae) strains were phenotypically analyzed regarding their response to CHC nutrition...

Author(s) : Sessa, L.; Pedrini, N.; Altier, N.; Abreo, E.

Publisher : Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 2022 Vol.187 ref.51

23. Characterization of plant growth-promoting bacteria isolated from the rhizosphere of Robinia pseudoacacia growing in metal-contaminated mine tailings in eastern Morocco.

Background: Mining activity in the Touissit district of Eastern Morocco has led to an unprecedented accumulation of heavy metals, mainly lead and zinc, in the tailing ponds of the open-air mines. This poses a real danger to both the environment and local population. Objectives: The goal of this...

Author(s) : Bennis, M.; Perez-Tapia, V.; Alami, S.; Bouhnik, O.; Lamin, H.; Abdelmoumen, H.; Bedmar, E. J.; El-Idrissi, M. M.

Publisher : Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Journal of Environmental Management 2022 Vol.304 ref.127

24. Opiine parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) and biological control of fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Australia: past, present and future.

Opiine braconids are parasitoids of the immature stages of frugivorous tephritids. The female wasp lays her eggs into the eggs or larvae of the fruit fly host, where the immature wasp develops before emerging as a next-generation adult from the now dead host pupal case. In support of a new...

Author(s) : Clarke, A. R.; Harris, C.; Kay, B. J.; Mainali, B. P.; McLay, L. K.; Strutt, F.; Cunningham, J. P.

Publisher : Wiley, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Annals of Applied Biology 2022 Vol.180 No.1 pp.44-72 ref.234

25. The antibacterial effect of infantile fecal Lactobacillus against Escherichia coli causing healthcare-associated infection.

Background: Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are a major public health problem worldwide. Increasing resistance of HAIs agents to conventional antibiotics also becomes a major therapeutic challenge for physicians. The aim of this research was to determine the antibacterial properties of ...

Author(s) : Abdi, M.; Davoodabadi, A.; Dallal, M. M. S.

Publisher : Wolters Kluwer Health Ltd., London, UK

Journal article : Reviews in Medical Microbiology 2022 Vol.33 No.1 pp.2-6 ref.23