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Predominant Bacillus spp. in Agricultural Soil under Different Management Regimes Detected via PCR-DGGE
A PCR system for studying the diversity of species of Bacillus and related taxa directly from soil was developed. For this purpose, a specific 24-bp forward primer located around position 110 of theExpand
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Quantitative detection and diversity of the pyrrolnitrin biosynthetic locus in soil under different treatments
The prevalence of antibiotic production loci in soil is a key issue of current research aimed to unravel the mechanisms underlying the suppressiveness of soil to plant pathogens. Pyrrolnitrin (PRN)Expand
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The Ecological Role of Volatile and Soluble Secondary Metabolites Produced by Soil Bacteria.
The rich diversity of secondary metabolites produced by soil bacteria has been appreciated for over a century, and advances in chemical analysis and genome sequencing continue to greatly advance ourExpand
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Effects of agronomical measures on the microbial diversity of soils as related to the suppression of soil-borne plant pathogens
The diversity of soil microbial communities can be key to the capacity of soils tosuppress soil-borne plant diseases. As agricultural practice, as well as directedagronomical measures, are known toExpand
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Recognition and detection in seed of the Xanthomonas pathogens that cause cereal leaf streak using rDNA spacer sequences and polymerase chain reaction
Two short DNA sequences, situated in the spacer segment between the 16S and 23S rRNA genes and flanking an alanine-tRNA gene, varied among four xanthomonads. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) primersExpand
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Calling in the Dark: The Role of Volatiles for Communication in the Rhizosphere
Volatile organic compounds play an important role in the communication between plants and other organisms. The rhizosphere contains a large and diverse microbial community whose members use similarExpand
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Microbial small talk
There is increasing evidence that volatile organic compounds (VOCs) play an important role in the interactions between fungi and bacteria, two major groups of soil inhabiting microorganisms. Yet,Expand
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Phylogeny of nitrite reductase (nirK) and nitric oxide reductase (norB) genes from Nitrosospira species isolated from soil.
Ammonia-oxidizing bacteria are believed to be an important source of the climatically important trace gas nitrous oxide (N(2)O). The genes for nitrite reductase (nirK) and nitric oxide reductaseExpand
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No Apparent Costs for Facultative Antibiotic Production by the Soil Bacterium Pseudomonas fluorescens Pf0-1
Background Many soil-inhabiting bacteria are known to produce secondary metabolites that can suppress microorganisms competing for the same resources. The production of antimicrobial compounds isExpand
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Effects of plastic mulch film residues on wheat rhizosphere and soil properties.
Plastic residues could accumulate in soils as a consequence of using plastic mulching, which results in a serious environmental concern for agroecosystems. As an alternative, biodegradable plasticExpand
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