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Strain competition and agar affect the interaction of rhizobia with rice

Perrine, Francine; Hynes, Michael F; Rolfe, Barry; Hocart, Charles


Competition assays with Sinorhizobium meliloti 1021 and its GFP-labelled pSymA cured and deleted derivatives, SmA818 and SmA146, demonstrated that Sm1021 could still inhibit rice seedling growth even when outnumbered by a large excess of the noninhibitory cured or deleted strain. The wild-type strain Sm1021 also inhibited the growth of its noninhibitory pSymA-cured strain SmA818(gfp) and its pSymA-deleted strain SmA146(gfp) in a manner suggesting that Sm1021 produced a bacteriocin-like...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Canadian Journal of Microbiology
DOI: 10.1139/W09-077


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