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Title: Interactions between killer yeasts and pathogenic fungi
Authors: Walker, Graeme M.
Mcleod, Anne H.
Hodgson, Valerie J.
Affiliation: University of Abertay Dundee. School of Contemporary Sciences
Keywords: Candida albicans
Williopsis mrakii
Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Pichia anomala
Killing activity
Growth inhibition
Biocontrol agents
Pathogenic fungi
Issue Date: Feb-1995
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Type: Journal Article
Refereed: peer-reviewed
Rights: Published version (c)Wiley-Blackwell is available from: 10.1111/j.1574-6968.1995.tb07476.x
Citation: Walker, G.M., Mcleod, A.H. and Hodgson, V.J. 1995. Interactions between killer yeasts and pathogenic fungi. FEMS Microbiology Letters. 127(3):pp.213 - 222. Available from: doi:10.1111/j.1574-6968.1995.tb07476.x
Abstract: AbstractA total of 17 presumptive killer yeast strains were tested in vitro for growth inhibitory and killing activity against a range of fungal pathogens of agronomic, environmental and clinical significance. Several yeasts were identified which displayed significant activity against important pathogenic fungi. For example, isolates of the opportunistic human pathogen, Candida albicans, were generally very sensitive to Williopsis mrakii killer yeast activity, whilst killer strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Pichia anomala markedly inhibited the growth of certain wood decay basidiomycetes and plant pathogenic fungi. Results indicate that such yeasts, together with their killer toxins, may have potential as novel antimycotic biocontrol agents.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10373/476
ISSN: 0378-1097
Appears in Collections:Science Engineering & Technology Collection

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