Flagella of a plant-growth-stimulating Pseudomonas fluorescens strain are required for colonization of potato roots.

@article{Weger1987FlagellaOA,
  title={Flagella of a plant-growth-stimulating Pseudomonas fluorescens strain are required for colonization of potato roots.},
  author={Letty A de Weger and C I van der Vlugt and Andr{\'e} H. M. Wijfjes and Peter A. H. M. Bakker and Bob Schippers and Ben Lugtenberg},
  journal={Journal of bacteriology},
  year={1987},
  volume={169 6},
  pages={2769-73}
}
The role of motility in the colonization of potato roots by Pseudomonas bacteria was studied. Four Tn5-induced flagella-less mutants of the plant-growth-stimulating P. fluorescens WCS374 appeared to be impaired in their ability to colonize growing potato roots. 

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