Disinfestation of living leaves by hydrogen peroxide

L. L. Kinkel, J. H. Andrews

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In vivo immersion of apple leaves in 15% hydrogen peroxide solution for 75-90 s resulted in c99% reduction of phylloplane bacteria and fungi without appreciable phytotoxicity. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)523-528
Number of pages6
JournalTransactions - British Mycological Society
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1988

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Funding Information:
One of the authors (B.P.R.V.) is indebted to Dr B. C. Sutton for examining the fungus and for discussions on its identity, and to the British Council for financing the visit to CAB International Mycological Institute, Kew. Both authors are grateful to the Director, CAS in Botany for facilities and UGC for financial assistance.


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