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Microbial Endophytes That Live within Seeds of Two Tomato Hybrid Cultivated in Argentina

Version 1 : Received: 15 June 2018 / Approved: 15 June 2018 / Online: 15 June 2018 (09:54:47 CEST)

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López, S.M.Y.; Pastorino, G.N.; Franco, M.E.E.; Medina, R.; Lucentini, C.G.; Saparrat, M.C.N.; Balatti, P.A. Microbial Endophytes that Live within the Seeds of Two Tomato Hybrids Cultivated in Argentina. Agronomy 2018, 8, 136. López, S.M.Y.; Pastorino, G.N.; Franco, M.E.E.; Medina, R.; Lucentini, C.G.; Saparrat, M.C.N.; Balatti, P.A. Microbial Endophytes that Live within the Seeds of Two Tomato Hybrids Cultivated in Argentina. Agronomy 2018, 8, 136.

Journal reference: Agronomy 2018, 8, 136
DOI: 10.3390/agronomy8080136

Abstract

Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) is widely consumed around the world is mostly affected by stresses and diseases that reduce yield and production. Research on sustainable technologies like the use of beneficial microorganismsis crucial to development sustainable management strategies. Endophytic bacteria might increase production as well as plant health.. In this work we studied the endobiome of tomato seeds of different cultivars since the plant genotype might affect the microbial community structure in terms of plant growth promoters as well as organisms for biocontrol. The conditions prevailing within seeds along the maturation period might have affected bacterial survival. This is such that seed endophytes share features, which are different from those of bacteria from other plant tissues. The community associated with different cultivars reflects the different resources available in the seed and its potential to prevent the attack of pathogens and to promote plant growth.

Subject Areas

endophytes; tomato; biocontrol; PGPR; seed; microbiome

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