Isolation and characterization of antagonistic bacillus strains capable to degrade ethylenethiourea

Csaba Vágvölgyi, Eniko Sajben-Nagy, Bettina Bóka, Mónika Vörös, Adrienn Berki, Andrea Palágyi, Judit Krisch, Biljana Škrbić, N. Eurišić-Mladenović, László Manczinger

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Abstract

In this study, more than 150 bacteria showing antagonistic properties against bacterial and fungal pathogens of the tomato plant were isolated and characterized. The most efficient agents against these phytopathogenic microorganisms belong to the genus Bacillus: the best biocontrol isolates were representatives of Bacillus subtilis, B. mojavensis and B. amyloliquefaciens species. They intensively produced fengycin or/and surfactin depsipeptide antibiotics and also proved to be excellent protease secretors. It was proved, that the selected strains were able to use ethylenethiourea (ETU) as sole nitrogen source. These antagonistic and ETU-degrading Bacillus strains can be applied as biocontrol and also as bioremediation agents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)243-250
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent Microbiology
Volume66
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

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    Vágvölgyi, C., Sajben-Nagy, E., Bóka, B., Vörös, M., Berki, A., Palágyi, A., Krisch, J., Škrbić, B., Eurišić-Mladenović, N., & Manczinger, L. (2013). Isolation and characterization of antagonistic bacillus strains capable to degrade ethylenethiourea. Current Microbiology, 66(3), 243-250. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00284-012-0263-8