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Biological control of fire blight on fruit trees

Biological control of fire blight on fruit trees

Parasitica 52(4): 163-175

Possibilities of controlling fire blight (Erwinia amylovora) by biological methods, e.g. using various strains of living antagonistic bacteria, such as E. herbicola and Pseudomonas fluorescens, and application of antibacterial substances with a high specificity towards E. amylovora, e.g. bacteriocins, which are currently being investigated in Belgium, are discussed.

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