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Do interactions between plant roots and the rhizosphere affect parasitoid behaviour?
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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
Screening for heavy metal accumulators amongst autochtonous plants in a polluted site in Italy.
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A number of species, that can be useful in phytoremediation plans, accumulated simultaneously more than two heavy metals both in the shoot and in the root. Expand
Suppression of Rhizoctonia root-rot of tomato by Glomus mossae BEG12 and Pseudomonas fluorescens A6RI is associated with their effect on the pathogen growth and on the root morphogenesis
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The combined effects of G. mosseae BEG12 and P. fluorescens A6RI on pathogen growth and on root morphogenesis are suggested to be involved in the efficient disease suppression of Rhizoctonia solani root-rot. Expand
Impact of two fluorescent pseudomonads and an arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus on tomato plant growth, root architecture and P acquisition
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The results support the potential use of fluorescent pseudomonads and AMF as mixed inoculants for tomato and suggest that improved tomato growth could be related to the increase in P acquisition. Expand
The arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus Glomus mosseae induces growth and metal accumulation changes in Cannabis sativa L.
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The possibility to increase metal accumulation in shoot is very interesting for phytoextraction purpose, since most high producing biomass plants, such as non-mycorrhized hemp, retain most heavy metals in roots, limiting their application. Expand
Assessment of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal diversity in roots of Solidago gigantea growing in a polluted soil in Northern Italy.
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This analysis demonstrates the presence and the relatively high level of AM species variety and shows how a remediation programme based on cover-soil has been efficient to restore a community of AM fungi, tolerant enough to proliferate in a still contaminated soil. Expand
Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and plant growth-promoting pseudomonads improve yield, quality and nutritional value of tomato: a field study
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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
Effects of cadmium on meristem activity and nucleus ploidy in roots of Pisum sativum L. cv. Frisson seedlings
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Cd induced variations of the percentages of nucleus populations in the differentiated roots, increasing the percentage of 4C nuclei and decreasing that of 2C, while non-blocking Cd concentrations induced a number of mitotic aberrations, mainly consisting of sticky metaphases and anaphase bridges, whose frequency increased with Cd concentration. Expand
Sensitivity of Candida albicans to essential oils: are they an alternative to antifungal agents?
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This work assessed the sensitivity of 30 different vaginal isolated strains of C. albicans to 12 essential oils, compared to the three main used drugs (clotrimazole, fluconazole and itraconazole). Expand
Interactions between Pseudomonas putida UW4 and Gigaspora rosea BEG9 and their consequences for the growth of cucumber under salt‐stress conditions
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The interaction between an ACC (1‐aminocyclopropane‐1‐carboxylate) deaminase producing bacterial strain and an arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus and their effects on cucumber growth under salinity are examined. Expand
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