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Chinese Journal of Biological Control ›› 2023, Vol. 39 ›› Issue (4): 804-812.DOI: 10.16409/j.cnki.2095-039x.2022.05.008

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Effects and Colonization of Beauveria bassiana in Maize under Stress of Exserohilum turcicum Infection

SUI Li1, LU Yang1, CHI Ruikai1,2, ZHAO Yu1, ZHANG Zhengkun1, LI Qiyun1   

  1. 1. Institute of Plant Protection, Jilin Academy of Agricultural Science/Jilin Key Laboratory of Agricultural Microbiology/Key Laboratory of Integrated Pest Management on Crops in Northeast China, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Areas, Gongzhuling 136100, China;
    2. College of Plant Protection, Jilin Agricultural University, Changchun 130118, China
  • Received:2022-04-19 Online:2023-08-25 Published:2023-08-25

Abstract: This study aims to clarify the colonization ability of Beauveria bassiana in maize plants and its influence on disease resistance of host plants. B. bassiana-maize symbiosis was constructed by root drenching method and chlorophyll and nitrogen content, as well as plant height were measured to evaluate the growth promoting effect of B. bassiana colonization in maize. The resistance of B. bassiana colonization against Exserohilum turcicum infection was investigated by inoculation of the disease. The colonization and spread of B. bassiana endophytic in maize plants under E. turcicum infection stress was studied by colony counting and quantitative PCR. The results showed that the colonization of B. bassiana in maize reached 68.18%, positively promoted plant growth and significantly reduced the incidence of B. bassiana by 46.67% at 21 day after inoculation. B. bassiana could be 'recruited' from the rhizosphere soil when maize leaves were infected by E. turcicum, and B. bassiana could accumulate at leaves in turn to improve resistance against plant pathogen infection. This study has further clarified the biocontrol potential of entomogenous fungi against plant diseases as endophyte, and provides a theoretical basis for the study of colonization and induced resistance of entomogenous fungi in plant tissues.

Key words: entomopathogenic fungi, endophytic, plant pathogen, recruitment function

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