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Effects of three AM fungi on growth, distribution of glandular hairs, and essential oil production in Ocimum basilicum L. var. Genovese
Results showed that different fungi can induce different effects in the same plant and that the essential oil yield can be modulated according to the colonizing AM fungus. Expand
Do interactions between plant roots and the rhizosphere affect parasitoid behaviour?
The hypothesis that an arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis makes tomato plants significantly more attractive towards aphid parasitoids is tested and a direct link between arbuscules and parasitism rates is not demonstrated. Expand
Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi differentially affect the response to high zinc concentrations of two registered poplar clones.
Results indicate that poplars are suitable for phytoremediation purposes, and underscore the importance of appropriate combinations of plant genotypes and fungal symbionts. Expand
Beneficial role of plant growth promoting bacteria and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi on plant responses to heavy metal stress.
This review focuses on the recent literature dealing with the effects of plant growth-promoting bacteria and AM fungi on the response of plants to heavy metal stress and points the way to strategies that may facilitate the practical realization of this technology. Expand
Proteomic analysis of Pteris vittata fronds: Two arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi differentially modulate protein expression under arsenic contamination
Up‐regulation of multiple forms of glyceraldehyde‐3‐phosphate dehydrogenase, phosphoglycerate kinase, and enolase, primarily in G. mosseae‐inoculated plants, suggests a central role for glycolytic enzymes in arsenic metabolism. Expand
Effects of high zinc concentration on poplar leaves: A morphological and biochemical study
Abstract Plants growing under zinc excess store it in leaves, the organs in charge with carbon assimilation. Therefore, leaf modifications can help to understand the plant responses to environmentalExpand
Clonal differences in survival capacity, copper and zinc accumulation, and correlation with leaf polyamine levels in poplar: a large-scale field trial on heavily polluted soil.
The results indicate that, given the high GD of Populus even within populations, it is possible to identify genotypes best suited for soil clean-up, and useful also for investigating physiological markers associated with high metal accumulation/tolerance. Expand
Preferential Colonization of Solanum tuberosum L. Roots by the Fungus Glomus intraradices in Arable Soil of a Potato Farming Area
Overall results concerning the biodiversity of AMfungal communities in roots and in bulk soils from the two studied areas suggested that potato roots were preferentially colonized by one AM fungal species, G. intraradices. Expand
Colonization pattern of primary tomato roots by Pseudomonas fluorescens A6RI characterized by dilution plating, flow cytometry, fluorescence, confocal and scanning electron microscopy.
Early colonization of primary tomato roots, grown in vitro, by Pseudomonas fluorescens A6RI, introduced by seed bacterization, was monitored for 7 days in three different root zones to characterize the distribution and organizational patterns of the bacterial cells according to time and space. Expand
Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and plant growth-promoting pseudomonads improve yield, quality and nutritional value of tomato: a field study
The application of soil microorganisms in the field, in a real industrial tomato farm, provided direct information about the application of inocula, allowed the reduction of chemical inputs and positively influenced tomato quality. Expand