Interactions between Trichoderma harzianum strains and some soilborne plant pathogens (Gaeumannomyces graminis var. tritici, Fusarium culmorum and F. moniliforme) were studied on PDA medium. All T. harzianum strains tested produced a metabolite that inhibited growth of plant pathogenic fungi on PDA medium. When grown in liquid cultures containing laminarin, chitin or fungal cell walls as sole carbon sources, 2 strains of T. harzianum produced 1,3-\beta-glucanase and chitinase in the medium. Higher levels of these enzymes were induced by T. harzianum T15.
Trichoderma harzianum, plant pathogenic fungi, lytic enzymes
KÜÇÜK, ÇİĞDEM and KIVANÇ, MERİH (2004) "In Vitro Antifungal Activity of Strains of Trichoderma harzianum," Turkish Journal of Biology: Vol. 28: No. 2, Article 9. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/biology/vol28/iss2/9