Employment of Rhizobacteria for the Inoculation of Barley Plants Cultivated in Soil Contaminated with Lead and Cadmium

@article{Belimov2004EmploymentOR,
  title={Employment of Rhizobacteria for the Inoculation of Barley Plants Cultivated in Soil Contaminated with Lead and Cadmium},
  author={Andrey A Belimov and A. M. Kunakova and Vera I Safronova and Vitaly V. Stepanok and L. Yu. Yudkin and Yu. V. Alekseev and A. P. Kozhemyakov},
  journal={Microbiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={73},
  pages={99-106}
}
In laboratory experiments, the rhizobacteria Azospirillum lipoferum 137, Arthrobacter mysorens7, Agrobacterium radiobacter 10, and Flavobacterium sp. L30 were found to have a relatively high resistance to the toxic heavy metals lead and cadmium (except that strain L30 was found to be sensitive to Cd). When introduced by means of seed bacterization, the heavy metal–resistant strains actively colonized the rhizosphere of barley plants cultivated in uncontaminated and contaminated soils. In both… CONTINUE READING