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Indole-3-acetic acid in microbial and microorganism-plant signaling.
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The fact that bacteria use this phytohormone to interact with plants as part of their colonization strategy, including phyto-stimulation and circumvention of basal plant defense mechanisms, is highlighted. Expand
Beans (Phaseolus spp.) – model food legumes
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An international consortium called `Phaseomics' is formed to establish the necessary framework of knowledge and materials that will result in disease-resistant, stress-tolerant, high-quality protein and high-yielding beans, which will be instrumental in improving living conditions in deprived regions of Africa and the Americas. Expand
Genes and Molecules of Lactobacilli Supporting Probiotic Action
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This review addresses the advances in the understanding of the probiotic-host interaction with a focus on the molecular microbiology of lactobacilli, facing the challenge of molecular characterization of probiotic traits. Expand
Azospirillum, a free-living nitrogen-fixing bacterium closely associated with grasses: genetic, biochemical and ecological aspects.
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Four aspects of the Azospirillum-plant root interaction are highlighted: natural habitat, plant root interaction, nitrogen fixation and biosynthesis of plant growth hormones, and the relevance of each of these four aspects for plant growth promotion by AzospIRillum is discussed. Expand
Phytostimulatory effect of Azospirillum brasilense wild type and mutant strains altered in IAA production on wheat
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The important role of IAA produced by Azospirillum in altering root morphology is confirmed and the power of combining genetic tools and bioassays to elucidate the mechanism of a beneficial Azospiralillum-plant interaction is illustrated. Expand
Host interactions of probiotic bacterial surface molecules: comparison with commensals and pathogens
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This Review highlights the documented signalling interactions of the surface molecules of probiotic bacteria (such as long surface appendages, polysaccharides and lipoteichoic acids) with PRRs with respect to host pattern recognition receptors of the gastrointestinal mucosa. Expand
Transposon Mutagenesis of Azospirillum brasilense and Azospirillum lipoferum: Physical Analysis of Tn5 and Tn5-Mob Insertion Mutants
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The potential use of Tn 5-Mob for labeling and mobilization of Azospirillum-indigenous plasmids was demonstrated by isolating Tn5-Mob insertions in the megaplasmids of A. brasilense Sp7. Expand
Salmonella biofilms: An overview on occurrence, structure, regulation and eradication
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Insight into the pathogen's complex biofilm process will eventually lead to further unraveling of its intricacies and more efficient strategies to combat Salmonella biofilms, as well as the potential of combination therapy. Expand
An automated quantitative assay for fungal growth inhibition
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A straight-line relationship exists between absorbance at 595 nm and dry weight of microplate cultures, indicating that culture absorbance is an accurate indicator of fungal biomass. Expand
Responses of agronomically important crops to inoculation with Azospirillum
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The physiological responses of the plant roots to inoculation with Azospirillum are discussed, and field and greenhouse experiments carried out with these bacteria during 1994-2001 in Belgium, Uruguay, Mexico and Israel are reported on. Expand
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