Pseudomonas spp. with Mutational Changes in the O-Antigenic Side Chain of their Lipopolysaccharide are Affected in their Ability to Colonize Potato Roots

  • Letty A. de Weger
  • Peter A. H. M. Bakker
  • Bob Schippers
  • Mark C. M. van Loosdrecht
  • Ben J. J. Lugtenberg
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Abstract

Microorganisms that efficiently colonize plant roots are ideal tools for the production of biocontrol agents, since many major and minor root pathogens are present at the root surface. In the past decade Pseudomonas spp. have received much attention as biocontrol agents (Kloepper et al 1980, Schippers et al 1986). The interest in this group of bacteria is mainly due to their antagonistic potentials in vitro towards pathogens combined with their ability to colonize the roots of many plants efficiently.

Keywords

Sugar Clay Polysaccharide Electrophoresis Polyacrylamide 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Letty A. de Weger
    • 1
  • Peter A. H. M. Bakker
    • 2
  • Bob Schippers
    • 2
  • Mark C. M. van Loosdrecht
    • 3
  • Ben J. J. Lugtenberg
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Plant Molecular BiologyLeiden UniversityLeidenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Plant PathologyPhytopathological LaboratoryBaarnThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Department of MicrobiologyAgricultural UniversityWageningenThe Netherlands

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