Research in Plant Disease 2010;16(2):170-175.
Published online August 30, 2010.
Xenorhabdus nematophilla 유래물질 벤질리덴아세톤의 고추 병해 방제 효과
박수진, 전미현, 천원수, 서지애, 이영근, 김용균
Control Effects of Benzylideneacetone Isolated from Xenorabdus nematophilla K1 on the Diseases of Redpepper Plants
Su Jin Park, Mi Hyun Jun, Won Su Chun, Ji Ae Seo, Young Keun Yi, Yong Gyun Kim
A monoterpenoid benzylideneacetone (BZA) is a bacterial metabolite isolated from culture broth of an entomopathogenic bacterium, Xenorhabdus nematophila K1. It was tested in this study the control efficacy of the metabolite against two major fungal diseases occurring in red-pepper plants. BZA exhibited significant antifungal activities against Phytophthora capsici and Colletotrichum acutatum. Under natural light conditions, the antifungal activity of BZA was maintained for more than sixty days. The antifungal activity of BZA was not lost even in soil because the incidence of Phytophthora blight against red-pepper plants was significantly reduced when the suspensions of P. capsici were poured to the rhizosphere soils mixed with BZA. Application of the BZA suspension spray to the fruit surface infected with C. acutatum significantly suppressed the disease occurrence of anthracnose on the red-pepper plants. These results suggest that BZA can be used to develop a promising agrochemical to control phytophthora blight and anthracnose of red-pepper plants.
Key Words: Benzylideneacetone, Disease control, Red-pepper plants

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