Pseudomonas spp. with Mutational Changes in the O-Antigenic Side Chain of their Lipopolysaccharide are Affected in their Ability to Colonize Potato Roots
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.
KeywordsContact Angle Root Surface Biocontrol Agent Siderophore Production Cell Surface Hydrophobicity
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