Diversity of the spinach (Spinacia oleracea) spermosphere and phyllosphere bacterial communities.

  title={Diversity of the spinach (Spinacia oleracea) spermosphere and phyllosphere bacterial communities.},
  author={Gabriela Lopez-Velasco and Phyllis Ann Carder and Gregory E. Welbaum and Monica A. Ponder},
  journal={FEMS microbiology letters},
  volume={346 2},
The bacterial diversity of seeds, transmission of bacteria from seed to phyllosphere, and fate of seed-transmitted bacteria on mature plants are poorly characterized. Understanding the dynamics of microbial communities is important for finding bio-control or mitigation strategies for human and plant pathogens. Bacterial populations colonizing spermosphere and phyllosphere of spinach (Spinacia oleracea) seedlings and plants were characterized using pyrosequencing of 16S rRNA gene amplicons… CONTINUE READING
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