Symbiotic plant-microbe interactions: stress protection, plant growth promotion and biocontrol by Stenotrophomonas

Gabriele Berg, D. Egamberdieva, B. Lugtenberg, M. Hagemann

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The genus Stenotrophomonas is[COMP16] phylogenetically placed[COMP17] in the γ-subclass of Proteobacteria (Moore et al., 1997). The genus was first described with the type species Stenotrophomonas maltophilia (Palleroni and Bradbury, 1993), previously called Pseudomonas maltophilia (Hugh and Ryschenko, 1961) and later changed to Xanthomonas maltophilia (Swings et al., 1983). Actually, the genus comprises eight validly described species: S. maltophilia, S. nitritireducens (Finkmann et al., 2000), S. rhizophila (Wolf et al., 2002), S. acidaminophila (Assih et al., 2002), S. koreensis (Yang et al., 2006), S. terrae, S. humi (Heylen et al., 2007), and S. chelatiphaga (Kaparullina et al., 2009). However, pheno- and genotypic studies revealed much more differentiation at species level (Ryan et al., 2009). Only two species, S. maltophilia and S. rhizophila (Wolf et al., 2002), show a strong association with …
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSymbioses and stress : joint ventures in biology
Place of PublicationDordrecht
ISBN (Print)978-90-481-9448-3
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Publication series

NameCellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology

Fields of Expertise

  • Sonstiges

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