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Survival of Introduced Bacteria in Rhizosphere and Non-Rhizosphere Soils

  • C. S. Young
  • K. A. Cook
  • G. Lethbridge
  • R. G. Burns
Part of the Federation of European Microbiological Societies Symposium Series book series (FEMS, volume 63)

Abstract

Bacteria have often been introduced into soil to promote agriculturally beneficial activities. However, the inconsistent results of many field-trials may be due to differences in survival of allochthonous inoculants that are not well-adapted to the soil environment. A bacterial inoculant will be more likely to survive and express its properties in soil if it can compete effectively with the indigenous microorganisms. Thus, it may be appropriate to develop beneficial bacteria by genetic manipulation of naturally-occuring bacteria isolated from the target soil.

Keywords

Rhizosphere Soil Field Soil Wheat Root Beneficial Bacterium Indigenous Microorganism 
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References

  1. Thompson, I. P., Cook, K. A., Lethbridge, G. and Burns, R. G. (1990). Survival of two ecologically distinct bacteria (Flavobacterium and Arthrobacter) in unplanted and rhizosphere soil: laboratory studies. Soil Biol. & Biochem. 22:1029–1037.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Thompson, I. P., Young, C. S., Cook, K. A., Lethbridge G. and R. G. Burns. (1992). Survival of two ecologically distinct bacteria (Flavobacterium and Arthrobacter) in unplanted and rhizosphere soil: field studies. Soil Biol. & Biochem. 24:1–14.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Plenum Press, New York 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. S. Young
    • 1
  • K. A. Cook
    • 2
  • G. Lethbridge
    • 2
  • R. G. Burns
    • 1
  1. 1.Biological LaboratoryUniversity of KentCanterbury, KentUK
  2. 2.Shell Research LimitedSittingbourne Research CentreKentUK

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