Scientific Papers

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Fungal Endophytes Control Fusarium graminearum and Reduce Trichothecenes and Zearalenone in Maize

Fusarium graminearum can cause Giberella Ear Rot (GER) and seedling blight in maize, resulting in major yield losses. Besides GER, the infected grains are consequently contaminated with multiple mycotoxins of F. graminearum. Zearalenone and trichothecenes, such as deoxynivalenol and its acetylated forms, are among the major mycotoxins associated with F. graminearum infection in maize. In the current work, we explored the effect of the endophytic fungal genera of Epicoccum and Sordaria, to control F. graminearum infection in comparative trials with Piriformospora spp., an elusive endophytic genus. Furthermore, we investigated the effect of these endophytes on zearalenone, deoxynivalenol, and 15-acetyldeoxynivalenol levels using in vitro and in planta assays

Authors: Mohamed F. Abdallah, Marthe De Boevre, Sofie Landschoot, Sarah De Saeger, Geert Haesaert, Kris Audenaert
Keywords: Fusarium graminearum, biocontrol, mycotoxins, endophytes, biogenic volatiles, deoxynivalenol, zearalenone, biological control, maize
Published: 24/11/2018

This work has received funding form the  the EU’s H2020 research and innovation programme under GA No 678781- MycoKey. CC-BY license