Ben J. J. Lugtenberg
Highly Influential Citations68
Claim Your Author Page
Ensure your research is discoverable on Semantic Scholar. Claiming your author page allows you to personalize the information displayed and manage publications (all current information on this profile has been aggregated automatically from publisher and metadata sources).
Seventy bacterial isolates from the rhizosphere of tomato were screened for antagonistic activity against the tomato foot and root rot-causing fungal pathogen Fusarium oxysporum f. sp.… Continue Reading
In this work the bio-availability of amino acids for the root-colonizing Pseudomonas fluorescens strain WCS365 in the tomato rhizosphere was studied. The amino acid composition of axenically… Continue Reading
To sustain the world population in the year 2020 it will be necessary according to United Nations (UN) estimates from 1989, to increase agricultural production by 100%. The role that the use of… Continue Reading
Certain microbes stimulate plant growth. The mechanisms used by such microbes to achieve this are: biofertilization (i.e. increasing the supply of mineral nutrients to the plant); biocontrol (i.e.… Continue Reading
Abstract As part of a project meant to characterize molecules involved in nodulation, a semiquantitative microscopic assay was developed for measuring attachment of Rhizobium leguminosarum cells to… Continue Reading
A hybrid nodD gene consisting of 75% of the nodD1 gene of Rhizobium meliloti at the 5' end and 27% of the nodD gene of Rhizobium trifolii at the 3' end activates the six tested inducible nod… Continue Reading
Microorganisms that efficiently colonize plant roots are ideal tools for the production of biocontrol agents, since many major and minor root pathogens are present at the root surface. In the past… Continue Reading
Many plant-beneficial rhizobacteria have been described in the literature. These have been isolated from the plant root, where they usually live under conditions of nutrient starvation and at a low… Continue Reading
In this review data on the possibility of using endophytic bacteria for improving crop yields and quality are discussed.
The outer membrane of bacteroids contains largely decreased levels of protein antigen groups II and III in comparison with that of free-living rhizobia (R. A. de Maagd, R. de Rijk, I. H. M. Mulders,… Continue Reading