Hello guest
Your basket is empty
We provide two pathways to the content. Thematic (chapters that address certain themes, e.g. cultivation, regardless of crop or animal type) and Product (chapters that relate to a specific type of crop or animal). Choose the most applicable route to find the right collection for you. 
Can’t find what you are looking for? Contact us and let us help you build a custom-made collection. 
You are in: All categories > A-Z Chapters > V
Use the Contact form to discuss the best purchasing method for you... Start building your collection today!

Visualising plant colonisation by beneficial bacteria: a key step to improve the understanding of plant–microbe interactions

Code: 9781801463294
Stéphane Compant, Günter Brader and Angela Sessitsch, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Austria

Chapter synopsis: Plants contain diverse microorganisms that interact with their hosts and with each other. Beneficial bacteria can be utilised on crops to protect plants against biotic and abiotic stresses and to stimulate plant growth. However, the behaviour of specific microorganisms on and within plants is still underexplored. Knowledge of bacterial colonisation behaviour and the precise ecological niches in a natural environment of a target strain can lead to better application and utilisation of these microorganisms for crop enhancement, in different plant soil environments, and for both biocontrol and biofertilisation approaches in organic and integrated protection systems. Understanding colonisation characteristics will also provide information on putative new strategies for maximising inoculation efficiency and thus crop enhancement. In this chapter, we set out how beneficial bacteria can colonise their host plants under various conditions and demonstrate how an understanding of plant colonisation can be used to improve bacterial application approaches.

DOI: 10.19103/AS.2021.0093.04
Table of contents 1 Introduction 2 Methods to visualise and determine microbial colonisation of plants 3 Colonisation of beneficial bacteria from the soil to the root surface 4 Colonisation of beneficial bacteria to root internal tissues 5 Colonisation of the aerial plant parts 6 Improving applications by understanding the colonisation processes 7 Conclusion and future trends in research 8 Where to look for further information 9 References
Our site uses cookies. For more information, see our cookie policy. Accept cookies and close
Reject cookies Manage settings