This post is a continuing series of the Trichoderma a Magical Plant Health Manager:
and part of the Mechanism of Anti-fungal Action of Trichoderma
This is the second major mechanism implicated in the biocontrol of pathogens by Trichoderma. Trichoderma species are reported to produce a number of antibiotics. These include gliotoxin and glioviridin from T. virens, viridin, alkyl pyrones, isonitriles, polyketides, peptaibols, diketopiperazines, sesquiterpenes and some steroids from other Trichoderma species.
My next post will be on the most accepted mechanism of anti-fungal action of the BCAs i.e. Competition .