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dc.contributor.authorSoto Muñoz, Lourdes
dc.contributor.authorTeixidó i Espasa, Neus
dc.contributor.authorUsall i Rodié, Josep
dc.contributor.authorViñas Almenar, Inmaculada
dc.contributor.authorAbadias i Sero, Mª Isabel
dc.contributor.authorTorres Sanchis, Rosario
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-23T10:00:13Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.issn0925-5214
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10459.1/59684
dc.description.abstractPantoea agglomerans strain CPA-2 is an effective biocontrol agent (BCA) for postharvest diseases of citrus and pome fruit. To implement their use as a control strategy is necessary to study the traceability of BCAs in the environment during application, for registration issues. In this study, the presence and persistence of CPA-2 was monitored in the packing line, storage chambers and on working clothes by conventional PCR. After postharvest application, the presence of CPA-2 was not detectable in the environment and storage chambers, whereas on working clothes and the packing line its persistence was less than 1 and 3 days, respectively. Additionally, the CPA-2 population was quantified on oranges stored at two different temperatures (20 °C and 4 °C) by quantitative PCR (qPCR), sample pretreatment with a propidium monizade dye (PMA-qPCR) and the dilution plating method. At the initial time of the assay, no differences were observed in CPA-2 populations quantified by qPCR, PMA-qPCR, and dilution plating, at both storage temperatures. However, CPA-2 populations quantified by PMA-qPCR were significantly different compared with those obtained by qPCR during the time-course of the assay; no significant differences were observed between PMA-qPCR and dilution plating. In conclusion, the persistence of P. agglomerans CPA-2 at different sampling areas after postharvest application was low. Furthermore, PMA-qPCR gave valuable information on viable population behavior and the presence of residual DNA from dead cells. In general, these studies help to understand the persistence of antagonists when applied under postharvest conditions and will lead to optimization of time and mode of application.
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors would like to thank Cristina Solsona and Celia Sánchez for their excellent technical assistance in field sampling. The authors are grateful to the Spanish Government for financial support by national project RTA2009-00053-00-00 (Plan Nacional de I + D + I, Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación, Spain), and the National Council of Science and Technology of México (CONACYT) for L. Soto PhD grant 198363.
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier B.V.
dc.relationMICINN/PN2008-2011/RTA2009-00053-00-00
dc.relation.isformatofReproducció del document publicat a: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.postharvbio.2014.10.004
dc.relation.ispartofPostharvest Biology and Technology, 2015, vol. 100, p. 151-159
dc.rights(c) Elsevier, 2014
dc.subjectOrange
dc.subjectMolecular marker
dc.subjectqPCR
dc.subjectPersistence
dc.titleMolecular tools applied to identify and quantify the biocontrol agent Pantoea agglomerans CPA-2 in postharvest treatments on oranges
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.date.updated2017-05-23T10:00:18Z
dc.identifier.idgrec021693
dc.type.versioninfo:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
dc.rights.accessRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccess
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.postharvbio.2014.10.004
dc.date.embargoEndDate2025-01-01


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