A step toward phage therapy against bacterial disease in the mushroom Agaricus bisporus

A step toward phage therapy against bacterial disease in the mushroom Agaricus bisporus

Agaricus bisporus is a mushroom commonly known as Champignon, Button Mushroom or Portobello Mushroom and is one of the most consumed fungi in the world. Researchers of the University of Reading, together with those of the University of Birmingham and University of Texas are studying the bacterial diseases that undermine the cultivation of this fungus. Several Pseudomonas species are known to cause diseases called “blotch disease” and “drippy gill disease”. A new publication on the journal “Viruses” revealed the presence of phages in the microbiome of A. bisporus and this paves the way to develop novel phage-based biocontrol applications. For more details see https://www.mdpi.com/1999-4915/12/11/1286.



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