It is noteworthy that a biochemical basis of pink disease had been suggested by Buddenhagen and Dull since 1967.
The application of insecticides in pineapple fields has been suggested to decrease the incidence of pink disease (KADO, 2003).
gladioli UAPS07070 hampers its use as a biocontrol agent of pink disease. An alternative to the direct use of B.
gladioli, other potential antagonists, and the environment is imperative to design preventive and control strategies for pink disease. Comparative genomic studies of the causal agents and of their antagonists might reveal genes involved in virulence and genes involved in antibiosis.