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Microbial Ecology

, Volume 41, Issue 2, pp 140–148 | Cite as

Effects of inoculation with PGPR Bacillus and Pisolithus tinctorius on Pinus pinea L. growth, bacterial rhizosphere colonization, and mycorrhizal infection

  • A. Probanza
  • J. L. Mateos
  • J. A. Lucas Garcia
  • B. Ramos
  • M. R. de Felipe
  • F. J. Gutierrez Manero
Article

Abstract

The effect of co-inoculation with Pisolithus tinctorius and a PGPR belonging to the genus Bacillus (Bacillus licheniformis CECT 5106 and Bacillus pumilus CECT 5105) in enhancing growth of Pinus pinea plants and the changes that occurred in rhizosphere microbial communities and the degree of mycorrhization were evaluated. Both bacterial strains of Bacillus promote the growth of Pinus pinea seedlings, but this biological effect does not imply a synergic effect with mycorrhizal infection. However, the positive response to mycorrhiza in a longer-term experiment it could be expected. The introduction of both inocula causes an lateration in the microbial rhizosphere composition, despite the low levels of inocula that were found at the end of the assay.

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Bacillus Mycorrhizal Fungus Ergosterol Bacillus Pumilus Mycorrhizal Infection 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Probanza
    • 1
  • J. L. Mateos
    • 1
  • J. A. Lucas Garcia
    • 1
  • B. Ramos
    • 1
  • M. R. de Felipe
    • 2
  • F. J. Gutierrez Manero
    • 1
  1. 1.Dpto. de Biología, Facultad de Ciencias Experimentales y TécnicasUniversidad San Pablo CEUMadridSpain
  2. 2.Centro de Ciencias MedioambientalesCSICMadridSpain

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