Induction of resistance in tomato against cucumber mosaic cucumovirus by plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria
Zehnder, G.W.; Yao ChangBin; Murphy, J.F.; Sikora, E.R.; Kloepper, J.W.
BioControl 45(1): 127-137
Studies were done to evaluate specific strains of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) for induced resistance against cucumber mosaic virus (CMV) in tomato. In greenhouse experiments where plants were challenged by mechanical inoculation of CMV, the percentage of symptomatic plants in the most effective PGPR treatments ranged from 32 to 58%, compared with 88 to 98% in the nonbacterized, challenged disease control treatment.