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Azospirillum species are free-living nitrogen-fixing bacteria commonly found in soil and in association with roots of different plant species. For their capacity to stimulate growth they are known as plant growth-promoting bacteria (PGPB). In this work, we demonstrate the natural occurrence and colonization of different parts of strawberry plants by(More)
Five-hundred interspecific and intergeneric crosses were performed among accessions of the wild strawberries Fragaria vesca(2x), Duchesnea indica (8x), Potentilla tucumanensis (2x) and 9 genotypes of the cultivated strawberry, Fragaria×ananassa (8x), following an incomplete diallele mating design. Crosses between D. indica and F.×ananassa produced many(More)
The glucose metabolism of an Escherichia coli strain bearing mutations abolishing both acetyl phosphotransferase (PTA) and acetate kinase (ACK) activities was studied under aerobic and anaerobic conditions. These studies were conducted in a complex medium with the mutant carrying no plasmid, the mutant carrying the common cloning vector pUC19, and the(More)
Due to the apparent lack of a biophysical mechanism, the question of whether weak, low-frequency magnetic fields are able to influence living organisms has long been one of the most controversial subjects in any field of science. However, two developments during the past decade have changed this perception dramatically, the first being the discovery that(More)
Analysis of the chromosomic beta-galactosidase activity in strains of Escherichia coli with and without plasmids indicated that plasmid maintenance enhances gene expression. Cyclic AMP (cAMP) determinations confirmed that the gene enhancement observed in strains carrying plasmids was due to a small increase in the intracellular concentration of cAMP. Also,(More)
Fermentation patterns of Escherichia coli HB101 carrying plasmids expressing cloned genes of Zymomonas mobilis pyruvate decarboxylase (PDC) and alcohol dehydrogenase li (ADH) were determined in glucose-limited complex medium in pH-controlled anaerobic batch cultivations. Time profiles of glucose, dry cell weight, succinate, formate, acetate, and ethanol(More)
PREMISE OF THE STUDY Duchesnea indica is a wild strawberry-like species that has red fruits. In a recent survey in the highlands of Tucumán (Argentina), a plant of D. indica with white fruits was discovered. The aim of this study was to investigate whether the white-fruited character was due to a phenotypic or genotypic change. The stability and(More)
INTRODUCTION In plants, the ROS (reactive oxygen species) level is tightly regulated because their accumulation produces irreversible damage leading to cell death. However, ROS accumulation plays a key role in plant signaling under biotic or abiotic stress. Although various methods were reported to evaluate ROS accumulation, they are restricted to model(More)
Anthracnose, caused by the fungus Colletotrichum acutatum is one of the most important diseases in strawberry crop. Due to environmental pollution and resistance produced by chemical fungicides, nowadays biological control is considered a good alternative for crop protection. Among biocontrol agents, there are plant growth-promoting bacteria, such as(More)