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Exploration of hitherto-uncultured bacteria from the rhizosphere

da Rocha, U. N., van Overbeek, L. & van Elsas, J. D., Sep-2009, In : FEMS microbiology ecology. 69, 3, p. 313-328 16 p.

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The rhizosphere environment selects a particular microbial community that arises from the one present in bulk soil due to the release of particular compounds in exudates and different opportunities for microbial colonization. During plant-microorganism coevolution, microbial functions supporting plant health and productivity have developed, of which most are described in cultured plant-associated bacteria. This review discusses the state of the art concerning the ecology of the hitherto-uncultured bacteria of the rhizosphere environment, focusing on Acidobacteria, Verrucomicrobia and Planctomycetes. Furthermore, a strategy is proposed to recover bacterial isolates from these taxa from the rhizosphere environment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)313-328
Number of pages16
JournalFEMS microbiology ecology
Volume69
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep-2009

    Keywords

  • rhizosphere, hitherto-uncultured bacteria, Acidobacteria, Verrucomicrobia, improving culturability, MICROBIAL COMMUNITY STRUCTURE, SOIL BACTERIA, PLANT-GROWTH, 16S RDNA, MARINE BACTERIOPLANKTON, PHYLUM ACIDOBACTERIA, CHEMICAL-PROCESSES, WHEAT RHIZOSPHERE, FIELD CONDITIONS, ANALYSIS REVEALS

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