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Increased trehalose biosynthesis improves Mesorhizobium ciceri growth and symbiosis establishment in saline conditions
Cicer arietinum (chickpea) is a legume very sensitive to salinity, and so are most of its rhizobial symbionts belonging to the species Mesorhizobium ciceri. We observed that exogenous trehaloseExpand
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Morphological and molecular characterization of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities inhabiting the roots and the soil of saffron (Crocus sativus L.) under different agricultural management
ABSTRACT Crocus sativus L. cultivation is expanding to areas with low soil fertility, where mycorrhizal fungi are supposed to be essential for plants growth and ecosystems functioning. AgriculturalExpand
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Rhizobium laguerreae is the main nitrogen-fixing symbiont of cultivated lentil (Lens culinaris) in Morocco.
Genetic diversity and population structure of 268 Lens culinaris symbiotic rhizobia collected from 40 cultivated fields in the main lentil production regions in Morocco were estimated. ThreeExpand
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Diversity, phylogeny and distribution of bean rhizobia in salt-affected soils of North-West Morocco.
Different molecular methods: BOX-PCR fingerprinting, R-FLP-PCR and sequencing of the 16S rDNA as well as the symbiotic genes nodC and nifH, were used to study the genetic diversity within aExpand
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Endophytic Fungi Isolated from Crocus sativus L. (Saffron) as a Source of Bioactive Secondary Metabolites
Introduction: Endophytic fungi are becoming an important source of new natural bioactive products. Many interesting endophytic fungi have been isolated from traditional medicinal plants. CrocusExpand
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Characterization of root-nodule bacteria isolated from Hedysarum spinosissimum L, growing in mining sites of Northeastern region of Morocco
The aim of this study was to identify bacteria present in the nodules of the legume Hedysarum spinosissimum growing in metal-contaminated soils; and to test whether these root-nodule bacteria areExpand
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GC-MS Analysis, Phenolic Compounds Quantification, Antioxidant, and Antibacterial Activities of the Hydro-alcoholic Extract of Spent Coffee Grounds
Abstract Coffee consumption has been positively linked with a decreased risk of different diseases. The spent coffee ground, the product obtained after the brewing process, can be reused for itsExpand
Isolation of salt-tolerant mutants of Mesorhizobium ciceri strain Rch125 and identification of genes involved in salt sensitivity
Mesorhizobium ciceri Rch125 is a salt-sensitive strain isolated from root nodules of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.). The aim of this work was to investigate the genes responsible for the sensitivityExpand
Screening of stress tolerant bacterial strains possessing interesting multi-plant growth promoting traits isolated from root nodules of Phaseolus vulgaris L.
Abstract Rhizobia are soil bacteria known for their ability to nodulate and fix nitrogen with legumes. Some rhizobia also show different plant growth promoting characteristics (PGP); they canExpand