Microbial stimulation of plant growth and protection from disease

Ben J.J. Lugtenberg, Letty A. de Weger, Joan Bennett

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Abstract

Certain microbes stimulate plant growth. The mechanisms used by such microbes to achieve this are: biofertilization (i.e. increasing the supply of mineral nutrients to the plant); biocontrol (i.e. elimination of the plant's enemies including microbial pathogens, insects and weeds); and direct plant growth promotion (e.g. by delivering plant growth hormones to the plant). In all of these mechanisms, plant root colonization is crucial as the delivery system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)457-464
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent Opinion in Biotechnology
Volume2
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991

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Biocontrol
Pathogens
Growth
Nutrients
Growth Hormone
Minerals
Hormones
Plant Roots
Plant Growth Regulators
Insects
Food

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering

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Lugtenberg, Ben J.J. ; de Weger, Letty A. ; Bennett, Joan. / Microbial stimulation of plant growth and protection from disease. In: Current Opinion in Biotechnology. 1991 ; Vol. 2, No. 3. pp. 457-464.
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