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

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 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.

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Received: 18 April 2000

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Bertrand, H., Nalin, R., Bally, R. et al. Isolation and identification of the most efficient plant growth-promoting bacteria associated with canola (Brassica napus). Biol Fertil Soils 33, 152–156 (2001). https://doi.org/10.1007/s003740000305

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