Potential for augmentation of fruit quality by foliar application of bacilli spores on apple tree

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Title
Potential for augmentation of fruit quality by foliar application of bacilli spores on apple tree
Author(s)
Choong-Min Ryu; J N Shin; W Qi; M Ruhong; E J Kim; Jae Gu Pan
Bibliographic Citation
Plant Pathology Journal, vol. 27, no. 2, pp. 164-169
Publication Year
2011
Abstract
Previous studies have addressed the management of phyllosphere pathogens by leaf and root-associated microbes. The present study evaluated the effect of the foliar application of three strains of Bacillus spp. on plant growth and fruit quality. The application of a bacilli spore preparation significantly improved leaf growth parameters such as leaf thickness and photosynthesis capacity, indicating that bacilli treatment directly promoted leaf growth. In addition, foliar treatment resulted in an improvement in the key indicators of fruit quality including water, glucose, and sucrose contents. The present results suggest that foliar spraying of beneficial bacilli is a potential treatment of wide application for the improvement of apple quality. Foliar application of bacilli preparation as effective plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria broadens the spectrum of their availability for orchard application.
Keyword
AppleBacilliFoliar applicationFruit qualityPGPR
ISSN
I000-0113
Publisher
South Korea
DOI
http://dx.doi.org/10.5423/PPJ.2011.27.2.164
Type
Article
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Division of Research on National Challenges > Infectious Disease Research Center > 1. Journal Articles
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