Enhanced Epiphytic Coexistence of Near-Isogenic Salicylate-Catabolizing and Non-Salicylate-Catabolizing Pseudomonas putida Strains after Exogenous Salicylate Application.

@article{Wilson1995EnhancedEC,
  title={Enhanced Epiphytic Coexistence of Near-Isogenic Salicylate-Catabolizing and Non-Salicylate-Catabolizing Pseudomonas putida Strains after Exogenous Salicylate Application.},
  author={M. A. Wilson and Steven E. Lindow},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={1995},
  volume={61 3},
  pages={1073-6}
}
The hypothesis that epiphytic bacterial populations can coexist through nutritional resource partitioning was tested with the near-isogenic bacterial strain pair Pseudomonas putida R20 and R20(pNAH7). The plasmid pNAH7 conferred upon R20 the ability to catabolize salicylate as a sole carbon source in vitro. P. putida R20(pNAH7) also catabolized exogenously applied salicylate in planta and reached a significantly larger epiphytic population size than the near-isogenic parental strain R20 under… CONTINUE READING