Characterisation of Aureobasidium pullulans (De Bary) on Vitis vinifera L. (cv Chardonnay) with potential biocontrol of bitter rot Greeneria uvicola

Mudiyanselage Rathnayake

    Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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    Abstract

    The research investigated the microbial population residing on the surface of grapes tissues. This study included characterisation of 107 isolates of the yeast-like fungus Aureobasidium pullulans from vineyards in NSW. Using a combination of both potted vines and detached vine tissues a number of isolates were found to inhibit growth of the fungus Greeneria uvicola, responsible for bitter rot of grapes. The research opens up novel opportunities for the management of bunch rot diseases of grapes, particularly in sub-tropical vineyards.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • Charles Sturt University
    Supervisors/Advisors
    • Steel, Christopher, Principal Supervisor
    • Schmidtke, Leigh, Co-Supervisor
    Place of PublicationAustralia
    Publisher
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

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