Database Research Summaries
2018 Characterization of Antifungal Activity of Endophytic Bacteria Associated with Soybean –Charcoal Rot Disease System

calendar_today Year of Research: 2018
update Posted On: 12/04/2019
group Shi-En Lu (Project Investigator, MSU-BMBEPP)
bookmark Mississippi Soybean Promotion Board

Research Focus

The focus of this project is to develop biologically based approaches to plant disease management.


  • Investigation of the effects of inoculation of bacteria and fungi on disease development and soybean growth.
  • Characterize the genes associated with antifungal activity production.


Results will be updated upon completion of the research project.


This research has discovered more than 50 bacterial isolates that possess antifungal activities. Using in vitro assays, these isolates showed significant inhibition to growth of the charcoal rot pathogen Macrophomina phaseolina.

For more information about this research project, please visit the National Soybean Checkoff Research Database.

Funded in part by the soybean checkoff.