The use of Bacillus mycoides and Bacillus subtlis as biocontrol agents for the fungi causing root rot disease in common bean
Egyptian Journal of Biotechnology 2013
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Researchers in Egypt were able to show that Bacillus mycoides, found in Soil Life, was able to fight off the common fungal diseases Fusarium solani, Rhizoctonia, and Slcoritium rolfsii. The scientists cultured the bacteria from the soil, isolated them, and ran a bunch of tests on them. Not only did they fight off the fungal diseases, they were also shown to produce chitanases, proteases (which would disrupt fungal growth), they also produce two very important plant growth hormones, Indoleacetic acid and Gibberellic acid. Microbes magic!!!
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