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Bacterial endophytes in agricultural crops
Historically, endophytic bacteria have been thought to be weakly virulent plant pathogens but have recently been discovered to have several beneficial effects on host plants, such as plant growth promotion and increased resistance against plant pathogens and parasites. Expand
Endophytic and ectophytic potato-associated bacterial communities differ in structure and antagonistic function against plant pathogenic fungi.
Evaluation of the bacterial isolates for biocontrol potential based on fungal antagonism and physiological characteristics resulted in the selection of five promising isolates from each microenvironment, including the most effective isolate, Serratia plymuthica 3Re4-18 isolated from the endorhiza. Expand
Potato-associated bacteria and their antagonistic potential towards plant-pathogenic fungi and the plant-parasitic nematode Meloidogyne incognita (Kofoid & White) Chitwood.
Nine isolates belonging to Pseudomonas and Streptomyces species were found to control both fungal pathogens and M. incognita and were therefore considered as promising biological control agents. Expand
Spectrum and Population Dynamics of Bacterial Root Endophytes
The major factors influencing bacterial diversity and colonisation have been discussed and their potential to manage endophytic communities towards increased benefits for plants and human health have been outlined. Expand
Control of plant pathogenic fungi with bacterial endophytes
A better understanding of the underlying mechanisms and their regulation in response to environmental factors, but also of the population dynamics of antagonistic bacterial endophytes within the plant is required. Expand
Endophytic Colonization of Plants by the Biocontrol Agent Rhizobium etli G12 in Relation to Meloidogyne incognita Infection.
ABSTRACT The external and internal colonization of potato and Arabidopsis roots by the biocontrol strain Rhizobium etli G12 containing a plasmidborne trp promoter green fluorescent proteinExpand
Application of the Scholander pressure bomb to studies on endophytic bacteria of plants
The Scholander pressure bomb system, which expresses vascular plant sap, was compared with the trituration method, in which roots are surface disinfested and triturated, for recovery of endophytic bacteria for Recovery of indigenous and introduced endophytes from roots of several plant genera. Expand