Stenotrophomonas: an ambivalent global player from the rhizosphere.

Henry Müller, Christoph Stephan Schmidt, Mohammadali Alavi, J.L. Martínez, Gabriele Berg

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The genus Stenotrophomonas is of high biotechnological, ecological but also medical interest due to the versatility of the different species. S. maltophilia and S. rhizophila are abundant inhabitants of rhizospheres of a broad phylogenetic range of plants. They are able to interact with eukaryotic cells, which results in positive effects on plant growth and health but also on negative impacts on human health. Host-microbe interactions are based on similar mechanisms. Only hypermutator strains strains Subject Category: Organism Groups
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-95
JournalIOBC/WPRS Bulletin
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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