Pedro da Costa

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Several strains of rhizobacteria may be found in the rhizospheric soil, on the root surface or in association with rice plants. These bacteria are able to colonize plant root systems and promote plant growth and crop yield through a variety of mechanisms. The objectives of this study were to isolate, identify, and characterize putative plant(More)
In this work, the effects of fertilization on diazotroph diversity and plant growth promoting traits were analyzed. An interaction model was then suggested and tested in field. One hundred and ninety bacterial strains were isolated from rhizospheric soil and roots of rice cropped in three different fertilization conditions. Phosphate solubilization, indolic(More)
The aims of this work were to characterize the soil bacterial communities in an arenized area in southern Brazil subjected to different management regimes through cultivation-dependent and cultivation-independent methods and to evaluate the potential of selected plant growth-promoting (PGP) bacteria to improve the growth of native Lupinus albescens plants.(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)
Plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) are able to promote plant growth using a wide variety of mechanisms as well as provide bioprotection against biotic and abiotic stresses. The objectives of this study were to isolate and characterize putative PGPR associated with rice cultivars with a distinct tolerance to iron toxicity grown in two areas: one(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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