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The isolation and annotation of an 8994-bp DNA fragment from Pseudomonas putida 1290, which conferred upon P. putida KT2440 the ability to utilize the plant hormone indole 3-acetic acid (IAA) as a sole source of carbon and energy, is described. This iac locus (for indole 3-acetic acid catabolism) was identified through analysis of a plasposon mutant of P.(More)
There is increasing evidence that organic volatiles play an important role in interactions between micro-organisms in the porous soil matrix. Here we report that volatile compounds emitted by different soil bacteria can affect the growth, antibiotic production and gene expression of the soil bacterium Pseudomonas fluorescens Pf0-1. We applied a novel(More)
Chemolithotrophic nitrifying bacteria are dependent on the presence of oxygen for the oxidation of ammonium via nitrite to nitrate. The success of nitrification in oxygen-limited environments such as waterlogged soils, will largely depend on the oxygen sequestering abilities of both ammonium- and nitrite-oxidizing bacteria. In this paper the oxygen(More)
Marram grass (Ammophila arenaria L.), a sand-stabilizing plant species in coastal dune areas, is affected by a specific pathosystem thought to include both plant-pathogenic fungi and nematodes. To study the fungal component of this pathosystem, we developed a method for the cultivation-independent detection and characterization of fungi infecting plant(More)
Chemolithotrophic ammonium- and nitrite-oxidizing bacteria are dependent on the presence of oxygen for the production of nitrite and nitrate, respectively. In oxygen-limited environments, they have to compete with each other as well as with other organotrophic bacteria for the available oxygen. The outcome of the competition will be determined by their(More)
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, most of the research has been focused on effects of bacterial volatiles on suppression of plant pathogenic fungi whereas little is known about the responses of(More)
It is increasingly recognized that volatile organic compounds play an import role during interactions between soil microorganisms. Here, we examined the possible involvement of volatiles in the interaction of Collimonas bacteria with soil fungi. The genus Collimonas is known for its ability to grow at the expense of living fungi (mycophagy), and antifungal(More)
Certain bacterial species produce antimicrobial compounds only in the presence of a competing species. However, little is known on the frequency of interaction-mediated induction of antibiotic compound production in natural communities of soil bacteria. Here we developed a high-throughput method to screen for the production of antimicrobial activity by(More)
To date, most interventions aimed at preventing obesity have underemphasized the application of systematic intervention development, implementation and evaluation. The present review provides a thorough insight in factors promoting implementation and/or effectiveness in interventions aimed at preventing overweight/obesity among adults. A total of 46 studies(More)
The influence of growth rate, the presence of acetate and variation in the dissolved oxygen concentration on the kinetics of nitrite oxidation was studied in suspensions of intact cells of Nitrobacter winogradskyi and Nitrobacter hamburgensis. The cells were grown in nitrite-limited chemostats at different dilution rates under chemolithotrophic and(More)