Learn More
In agricultural environments where canola (Brassica napus) is grown, slow germination can increase the susceptibility of seedlings to pathogens, delay maturity, and decrease yield. Bacterial products that enhance germination have been identified for a variety of plants. Three signal molecules were investigated: Bradyrhizobium japonicum 532C product(More)
Peat moss has been a standard carrier of inoculum for experimentation and in agriculture. Peat moss is, however, a non-renewable resource. Alternatively, biochar could serve as an inoculum carrier. Here, we tested the effect of biochar-based seed coatings as a carrier for the phosphorous-solubilizing Pseudomonas libanensis inoculum, on corn growth after(More)
Recent work has shown that plant-to-microbe signals can enhance the growth of a wide range of crops. Nevertheless, canola (Brassica napus L.), which forms neither arbuscular mycorrhizal nor nitrogen-fixing symbioses, has not been rigorously evaluated for its capacity to perceive and respond to microbe-to-plant signals. It was shown previously that the(More)
Lipo-chitooligosaccharides (LCOs) are signal molecules that play a role in initiating the symbiotic legume-rhizobia and arbuscular mycorrhizal processes. Thuricin 17 is a bacteriocin produced by Bacillus thuringiensis strain NEB 17. Previous work has shown that the application of a 10−6 M LCO solution, or a 10−11 M thuricin 17 solution, can stimulate the(More)
  • 1