Non-obligate predatory bacterium burkholderia casidaeand uses thereof
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
The Penn State Research Foundation
Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties, Inc.
Casida, Jr., Lester Earl
Falkinham, III, Joseph O.
Cain, Cody Christopher
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A novel predator bacterium Burkholderia casidae is disclosed. The invention is directed to the isolation and use of Burkholderia casidae to control microbial diseases of plants. The genetic, biochemical and physiological characteristics of Burkholderia casidae are described. Biocontrol compositions comprising Burkholderia casidae, and antimicrobial compounds and antimicrobial preparations prepared from Burkholderia casidae are also disclosed, as are methods for accomplishing all of the foregoing.
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