Antimicrobial peptides for fire blight control

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dc.contributor.author Sarojini Amma, Vijayalekshmi en
dc.contributor.editor Rajasekaran, K en
dc.contributor.editor Cary, JW en
dc.contributor.editor Jaynes, JW en
dc.contributor.editor Montesinos, W en
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-08T22:56:35Z en
dc.date.issued 2012 en
dc.identifier.isbn 9780841227484 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/39633 en
dc.description.abstract Fire blight, caused by the Gram negative bacterium Erwinia amylovora, is an economically devastating disease of pome fruit trees affecting North America, Europe, New Zealand and several Eastern Mediterranean countries ( 1, 2 ). Currently used chemical control options, except streptomycin, do not provide satisfactory results in serious outbreaks. The development and spread of streptomycin resistant strains of E. amylovora in countries like New Zealand, North America and Israel make it necessary to develop novel compounds, possibly having different biological targets, to control this disease. Antimicrobial peptides are attractive candidates as alternatives to conventional antibiotics, since they have less chance of resistance development and exhibit novel mechanism of action (3). Research from various laboratories around the world during the past two decades has identified several naturally occurring antimicrobial peptides and their synthetic analogues with potential for fire blight control. Even though these molecules are yet to find entry into the commercial sector for chemical control of fire blight, there is ample evidence of their potential to provide the necessary and desired alternative to antibiotics for fire blight control. en
dc.publisher American Chemical Society en
dc.relation.ispartof Small wonders: Peptides for disease control en
dc.relation.ispartofseries ACS Symposium Series en
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dc.title Antimicrobial peptides for fire blight control en
dc.type Book Item en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1021/bk-2012-1095.ch019 en
pubs.begin-page 397 en
pubs.volume 1095 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.end-page 414 en
pubs.place-of-publication Washington, DC en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.elements-id 704332 en
pubs.org-id Science en
pubs.org-id Chemistry en
pubs.number 19 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2017-11-02 en
pubs.online-publication-date 2012-04-04 en


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