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Higher induction of defense enzymes and cell wall reinforcement in maize by root associated bacteria for better protection against Aspergillus niger
Yachana Jha 1, A  
 
 
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Department of Biotechnology, Natubhai V. Patel College of Pure and Applied Sciences, Anand, India
A - Research concept and design; B - Collection and/or assembly of data; C - Data analysis and interpretation; D - Writing the article; E - Critical revision of the article; F - Final approval of article
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Yachana Jha   

Department of Biotechnology, Natubhai V. Patel College of Pure and Applied Sciences, Anand, India
Online publish date: 2019-10-07
Submission date: 2019-01-11
Acceptance date: 2019-08-22
 
Journal of Plant Protection Research 2019;59(3):341–349
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Root associated bacteria were isolated from Suaeda nudiflora and two isolates were selected for this study: rhizospheric Bacillus megaterium and endophytic Pseudomonas aeruginosa. These isolates were inoculated into maize variety Narmada Moti during its germination. TTC (2, 3, 5-triphenyl tetrazolium chloride) staining was used to confirm the association of the isolates with the maize root. The effects of these root associated bacteria were tested alone and in combinations for cell wall reinforcement and the induction of defense enzymes such as phenylalanine ammonia lyase (PAL) and β-1,3-glucanase in the presence of fungal pathogen Aspergillus niger in maize. The results indicated that the rhizospheric bacteria had a greater fight response to fungal infection than the endophhytic bacteria due to cell wall lignification as well as the rapid induction of higher concentrations of defense related enzymes.
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