, Volume 33, Issue 2, pp 152-156

Isolation and identification of the most efficient plant growth-promoting bacteria associated with canola (Brassica napus)

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Abstract

 Thirteen of the most abundant Gram-negative bacteria which are able to grow in N-depleted culture conditions were isolated from the rhizoplane and endorhizosphere of canola (Brassica napus) and identified by 16S rDNA sequence analysis. Eight of these bacteria induced a significant increase in root dry weight ranging from 11 to 52%. Phylogenetic positioning based on 16S rDNA sequences indicated that at least four genera are represented, Pseudomonas, Variovorax, Agrobacterium and Phyllobacterium. The most important direct plant growth-promoting-rhizobacteria effect was found with both isolates belonging to the Phyllobacterium.

Received: 18 April 2000