Review article - Peer-reviewed, 2023
Aureobasidium spp.: Diversity, Versatility, and Agricultural UtilityDi Francesco, Alessandra; Zajc, Janja; Stenberg, Johan A.
AbstractThe black yeast-like fungi Aureobasidium spp. are ubiquitous microorganisms found in a wide variety of extreme and benign environments as saprophytes, endophytes, and pathogens. Since this diverse genus includes species with potential uses in agriculture and the food industry, it is important that we explore their evolution and spread in the context of climate change. Aureobasidium spp. are known to be capable of producing a plethora of various metabolites, many of which find applications in the field in the control of plant pathogens. The present review aims to explain how these microorganisms can provide ecological and safe strategies that might be adopted in agricultural production systems and food processing. The versatility and potential of the Aureobasidium genus lie perfectly within the Sustainable Development Goals Agenda 2021-2030 by opening new horizons that are respectful to the environment and human health.
Keywordsagriculture; environment; metabolites; species; yeasts
2023, volume: 9, number: 1, article number: 59
Di Francesco, Alessandra
University of Udine, Italy
Agricultural institute of Slovenia
Stenberg, Johan A. (Stenberg, Johan A)
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Plant Protection Biology
SLU Network Plant Protection
Sustainable Development Goals
SDG15 Life on land
SDG2 Zero hunger
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