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Trichoderma asperellum (NST-009): A Possible Thai Native Antagonistic Fungus for Managing White Root Disease of Rubber Trees (Hevea brasiliensis)
First Online 26-10-2021|
Methods: Four native strains of T. asperellum from Nakhon Si Thammarat Province and a commercial strain of Thailand were used in this study. This study was conducted at Agricultural Microbial Production and Service Center, Walailak University, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand, during the period 2017-2020.
Result: T. asperellum NST-009 significantly inhibited R. microporus mycelial growth by 77.07% in vitro and its antifungal metabolite from the culture filtrate of T. asperellum NST-009 inhibited mycelial growth by 92.31%. T. asperellum NST-009 reduced the disease severity index by 76.38% in the open-field house experiment compared to the inoculated control. Furthermore, T. asperellum NST-009 was found to survive in rhizosphere soil at 4.50 × 105 CFU/g soil and colonized the roots at 100.00%.
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