Sophie Slezack-Deschaumes

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In order to understand the effect of the maize rhizosphere on denitrification, the diversity and the activity of the denitrifying community were studied in soil amended with maize mucilage. Diversity of the denitrifying community was investigated by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification of total community DNA extracted from soils using gene(More)
Pichia membranifaciens strain FY-101, isolated from grape skins, was found to be antagonistic to Botrytis cinerea, the causal organism of the grey mould disease of the grapevine. When grown together on solid as well as liquid media, the yeast brings about the inhibition of this parasitic fungus, coagulation and leakage of its cytoplasm, and suppression of(More)
Arylsulfatases allow microorganisms to satisfy their sulfur (S) requirements as inorganic sulfate after sulfate ester hydrolysis. Our objectives were to investigate the arylsulfatase activities among soil isolates, especially Streptomyces sp., Microbacterium sp. and Rhodococcus sp., because such investigations are limited for these bacteria, which often(More)
Plant nutrition strategies play a crucial role in community structure and ecosystem functioning. However, these strategies have been established only for nitrogen (N) acquisition, and it is not known whether similar strategies hold for other macronutrients such as sulphur (S). The aim of our study was to determine whether strategies for S acquisition of(More)
Investigating the impact of plant species on sulphur (S) availability in the rhizosphere soil is agronomically important to optimize S fertilization. Bulk, rhizosphere soils and the roots of field-grown rape and barley were sampled 7 times (every fortnight), from March to June, at plant maturity. Root carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) in water extract, along with(More)
In this study, we isolated 15 endophytic fungi from five Sudanese medicinal plants. Each fungal endophytic strain was identified by sequencing of internal transcribed spacer (ITS) regions of rDNA. Ethyl acetate extracts were prepared from each endophyte cultivated in vitro and tested for their respective antibacterial activities and antiproliferative(More)
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