Pedro Beschoren da Costa

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In this work, a total of 311 putative nitrogen-fixing bacilli were isolated from seven distinct wheat production zones of the Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil. Strains belonging to several species were grouped into 40 different nifH-RFLP-PCR profiles. The genus Paenibacillus was the most prominent group in both the rhizosphere (77.8%) and soil (79%).(More)
Plant growth-promoting bacteria can greatly assist sustainable farming by improving plant health and biomass while reducing fertilizer use. The plant-microorganism-environment interaction is an open and complex system, and despite the active research in the area, patterns in root ecology are elusive. Here, we simultaneously analyzed the plant(More)
This study evaluated the diversity of cultivable plant growth-promoting (PGP) bacteria associated with apple trees cultivated under different crop management systems and their antagonistic ability against Colletotrichum gloeosporioides. Samples of roots and rhizospheric soil from apple trees cultivated in organic and conventional orchards in southern Brazil(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of different grazing pressures on the activity and diversity of soil bacteria. We performed a long-term experiment in Eldorado do Sul, southern Brazil, that assessed three levels of grazing pressure: high pressure (HP), with 4% herbage allowance (HA), moderate pressure (MP), with 12% HA, and low pressure(More)
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