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Plant and Soil

, Volume 111, Issue 1, pp 149–150 | Cite as

Enhanced nodulation of soybean by Bradyrhizobium in the presence ofPseudomonas fluorescens

  • Fuyuhiko Nishijima
  • William R. Evans
  • Stephen J. Vesper
Short Communications

Abstract

Experiments were undertaken to determine the effect ofPseudomonas fluorescens on nodulation of soybean by two strains ofBradyrhizobium japonicum, USDA I-110 and 61A76.Pseudomonas fluorescens can enhance the nodulation ability ofB. japonicum. Preincubation ofB. japonicum withP. fluorescens before inoculation further increased the level of nodulation.

Key words

Bradyrhizobium japonicum Glycine max nodulation Pseudomonas fluorescens 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Fuyuhiko Nishijima
    • 1
  • William R. Evans
    • 2
  • Stephen J. Vesper
    • 2
  1. 1.Kureha Chemical IndustryTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Battelle-Kettering LaboratoryYellow SpringsUSA

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