Biocontrol of fungal phytopathogens by bacterial volatile organic compounds

Daniele Giuseppe DAFFONCHIO (Inventor), Ramona Marasco (Inventor), Asma Soussi (Inventor), Eleonora ROLLI (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


A method of suppressing fungal infection or disease in plants and plant tissue by exposure or treatment of plants with an effective amount of one or more volatile organic compounds, especially 2- methyl-1-propanol, 3-methyl-1-butanol, 3-methyl-1-butyl acetate, is disclosed. Furthermore a method of inhibiting melanin production or pigmentation in phytopathogenic fungi, including fungi causing disease in rice such as Rice Blast Disease as well as a composition comprising one or more bacteria-derived volatile organic compounds and an agriculturally acceptable carrier are provided.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Patent numberWO2018073697A1
StatePublished - Apr 26 2018


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