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The Hidden World within Plants: Ecological and Evolutionary Considerations for Defining Functioning of Microbial Endophytes
SUMMARY All plants are inhabited internally by diverse microbial communities comprising bacterial, archaeal, fungal, and protistic taxa. These microorganisms showing endophytic lifestyles playExpand
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Plant growth-promoting bacteria in the rhizo- and endosphere of plants: Their role, colonization, mechanisms involved and prospects for utilization
In both managed and natural ecosystems, beneficial plant-associated bacteria play a key role in supporting and/or increasing plant health and growth. Plant growth-promoting bacteria (PGPB) can beExpand
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Bacterial Communities Associated with Flowering Plants of the Ni Hyperaccumulator Thlaspi goesingense
ABSTRACT Thlaspi goesingense is able to hyperaccumulate extremely high concentrations of Ni when grown in ultramafic soils. Recently it has been shown that rhizosphere bacteria may increase the heavyExpand
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Endophytic Colonization of Vitis vinifera L. by Plant Growth-Promoting Bacterium Burkholderia sp. Strain PsJN
ABSTRACT Patterns of colonization of Vitis vinifera L. cv. Chardonnay plantlets by a plant growth-promoting bacterium, Burkholderia sp. strain PsJN, were studied under gnotobiotic conditions.Expand
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Microbial Population Structures in Soil Particle Size Fractions of a Long-Term Fertilizer Field Experiment
ABSTRACT Soil structure depends on the association between mineral soil particles (sand, silt, and clay) and organic matter, in which aggregates of different size and stability are formed. AlthoughExpand
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Development and validation of a diagnostic microbial microarray for methanotrophs.
The potential of DNA microarray technology in high-throughput detection of bacteria and quantitative assessment of their community structures is widely acknowledged but has not been fully realisedExpand
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β-Glucuronidase (GUS) transposons for ecological and genetic studies of rhizobia and other Gram-negative bacteria
Summary: A series of transposons are described which contain the gusA gene, encoding β-glucuronidase (GUS), expressed from a variety of promoters, both regulated and constitutive. The regulatedExpand
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The role of plant-associated bacteria in the mobilization and phytoextraction of trace elements in contaminated soils
Phytoextraction makes use of trace element-accumulating plants that concentrate the pollutants in their tissues. Pollutants can be then removed by harvesting plants. The success of phytoextractionExpand
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Climate change effects on beneficial plant-microorganism interactions.
It is well known that beneficial plant-associated microorganisms may stimulate plant growth and enhance resistance to disease and abiotic stresses. The effects of climate change factors such asExpand
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Endophytes of Grapevine Flowers, Berries, and Seeds: Identification of Cultivable Bacteria, Comparison with Other Plant Parts, and Visualization of Niches of Colonization
Endophytic bacteria can colonize various plants and organs. However, endophytes colonizing plant reproductive organs have been rarely analyzed. In this study, endophytes colonizing flowers as well asExpand
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