Isolation and characterization of agar-degrading Paenibacillus spp. associated with the rhizosphere of spinach.

@article{Hosoda2003IsolationAC,
  title={Isolation and characterization of agar-degrading Paenibacillus spp. associated with the rhizosphere of spinach.},
  author={Akifumi Hosoda and Masao Sakai and Shinjiro Kanazawa},
  journal={Bioscience, biotechnology, and biochemistry},
  year={2003},
  volume={67 5},
  pages={1048-55}
}
Agar-degrading bacteria in spinach plant roots cultivated in five soils were screened, and four strains of Paenibacillus sp. were isolated from roots cultivated in three soils. The agar-degrading bacteria accounted for 1.3% to 2.5% of the total bacteria on the roots. In contrast, no agar-degrading colony was detected in any soil (non-rhizosphere soil samples) by the plate dilution method, and thus these agar-degrading bacteria may specifically inhabit plant roots. All isolates produced… CONTINUE READING