Bacteriophages and bacterial plant diseases

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dc.contributor.author Buttimer, Colin
dc.contributor.author McAuliffe, Olivia
dc.contributor.author Ross, R. Paul
dc.contributor.author Hill, Colin
dc.contributor.author O'Mahony, Jim
dc.contributor.author Coffey, Aidan
dc.date.accessioned 2017-02-22T15:27:45Z
dc.date.available 2017-02-22T15:27:45Z
dc.date.issued 2017-01-20
dc.identifier.citation Buttimer, C., McAuliffe, O., Ross, R. P., Hill, C., O’Mahony, J. and Coffey, A. (2017) 'Bacteriophages and Bacterial Plant Diseases', Frontiers in Microbiology, 8, pp. 34. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2017.00034 en
dc.identifier.volume 8 en
dc.identifier.startpage 34-1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 34-15 en
dc.identifier.issn 1664-302X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/3672
dc.identifier.doi 10.3389/fmicb.2017.00034
dc.description.abstract Losses in crop yields due to disease need to be reduced in order to meet increasing global food demands associated with growth in the human population. There is a well-recognized need to develop new environmentally friendly control strategies to combat bacterial crop disease. Current control measures involving the use of traditional chemicals or antibiotics are losing their efficacy due to the natural development of bacterial resistance to these agents. In addition, there is an increasing awareness that their use is environmentally unfriendly. Bacteriophages, the viruses of bacteria, have received increased research interest in recent years as a realistic environmentally friendly means of controlling bacterial diseases. Their use presents a viable control measure for a number of destructive bacterial crop diseases, with some phage-based products already becoming available on the market. Phage biocontrol possesses advantages over chemical controls in that tailor-made phage cocktails can be adapted to target specific disease-causing bacteria. Unlike chemical control measures, phage mixtures can be easily adapted for bacterial resistance which may develop over time. In this review, we will examine the progress and challenges for phage-based disease biocontrol in food crops. en
dc.description.sponsorship Cork Institute of Technology (CIT Rísam Ph.D. Scholarship) en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Frontiers Media en
dc.rights © 2017 Buttimer, McAuliffe, Ross, Hill, O’Mahony and Coffey. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) or licensor are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms. en
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ en
dc.subject Bacteriophages en
dc.subject Plant diseases en
dc.subject Biocontrol en
dc.subject Biopesticides en
dc.subject Phytopathogens en
dc.title Bacteriophages and bacterial plant diseases en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Colin Hill, Microbiology, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: c.hill@ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2017-02-22T15:20:04Z
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dc.contributor.funder Cork Institute of Technology en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Frontiers In Microbiology en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress c.hill@ucc.ie en


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