Identification and characterization of bacterial endophytes of rice. uri icon

abstract

  • We isolated seven different bacteria from rice seedlings grown from surface sterilized seeds. Three were associated with the rice seed husk and the other four were growing endophytically within the seed. Microscopic studies revealed that the endophytes were concentrated in the root stele region. Some of the bacteria exhibited strong anti-fungal activity against Rhizoctonia solani, Pythium myriotylum, Guamannomyces graminis and Heterobasidium annosum.

publication date

  • 1996
  • 1996