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  1. Nitrogenase activity of immobilized Azotobacter

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    Seyhan, E.; Kirwan, D.J.

    1979-02-01

    As part of a program to investigate the use of biological nitrogen fixation for fertilizer ammonia production, an investigation into the immobilization of the aerobic, nitrogen-fixing bacterium, Azotobacter vinelandii was undertaken. Immobilization was accomplished by adsorption onto an anionic exchange cellulose (Cellex E) with loadings as high as 10/sup 11/ cells/g resin. Immobilized cell preparations were tested under both batch and continuous-flow conditions. Nitrogenease activities as high as 4200 nmol/min g resin were observed as measured by the acetylene reduction assay. Immobilized cells retained their activity for as long as 117 hr in a continuous-flow reactor. Activity loss appeared to be related to the development of a variant strain.

  2. Pyruvate dehydrogenase complex from Azotobacter vinelandii

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    Bresters, T.W.

    1975-01-01

    The isolation and some alternatives for purification of PDC from Azotobacter vinelandii are described (CHAPTER 3). Ultimate extent and recovery seem to be limited by the lability of the enzyme: sensitivity to shearing forces. Moreover, sedimentation-velocity runs and light-scattering experiments sho

  3. Stimulation of Agrobacterium tumefaciens Growth by Azotobacter vinelandii Ferrisiderophores

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    1986-01-01

    Azotobacter vinelandii stimulated the growth of Agrobacterium tumefaciens H2, H23, H24, H27, and ATCC 15955 on media containing insoluble iron sources. The Azotobacter vinelandii siderophores appeared to promote Agrobacterium tumefaciens growth by solubilizing mineral iron, and the ferrisiderophores so formed then acted as iron sources for Agrobacterium tumefaciens. Agrobactin, the Agrobacterium siderophore, appeared to be inefficient in solubilizing mineral iron directly.

  4. Nitrogenase activity of immobilized Azotobacter vinelandii.

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    Seyhan, E; Kirwan, D J

    1979-02-01

    As part of a program to investigate the use of biological nitrogen fixation for fertilizer ammonia production, an investigation into the immobilization of the aerobic, nitrogen-fixing bacterium, Azotobacter vinelandii was undertaken. Immobilization was acaccomplished by adsorption onto an anionic exchange cellulose (Cellex E) with loadings as high as 10'' cells/g resin. Immobilized cell preparations were tested under both batch and continuous-flow conditions. Nitrogenase activities as high as 4200 nmol/min g resin were observed as measured by the acetylene reduction assay. Immobilized cells retained their activity for as long as 117 hr in a continuous-flow reactor. Activity loss appeared to be related to the development of a variant strain.

  5. Bioremediation of crude oil waste contaminated soil using petrophilic consortium and Azotobacter sp.

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    M. Fauzi

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available This study was aimed to determine the effect Petrophilic and Azotobacter sp. consortium on the rate of degradation of hydrocarbons, Azotobacter growth, and Petrophilic fungi growth in an Inceptisol contaminated with crude oil waste originating from Balongan refinery, one of Pertamina (Indonesia’s largest state-owned oil and gas company units in Indramayu – West Java. This study was conducted from March to April 2014 in the glasshouse of research station of the Faculty of Agriculture, Padjadjaran University at Ciparanje, Jatinangor District, Sumedang Regency of West Java. This study used a factorial completely randomized design with two treatments. The first treatment factor was Petrophilic microbes (A consisting of four levels (without treatment, 2% Petrophilic fungi, 2% Petrophilic bacteria, and the 2% Petrophilic consortium, and Azotobacter sp. The second treatment factor was Azotobacter sp. (B consisting of four levels (without treatment, 0.5%, Azotobacter sp., 1% Azotobacter sp., and 1.5% Azotobacter sp. The results demonstrated interaction between Petrophilic microbes and Azotobacter sp. towards hydrocarbon degradation rate, but no interaction was found towards the growth rate of Azotobacter sp. and Petrophilic fungi. Treatments of a1b3 (2% consortium of Petrophilic fungi with 1.5% Azotobacter sp. and a3b3 (2% Petrophilic consortium and 1.5% Azotobacter sp. had hydrocarbon degradation rate at 0.22 ppm/day for each treatment, showing the highest hydrocarbon degradation rate.

  6. Nitrogen fixation and nitrogenase activity of Azotobacter chroococcum

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    Brotonegoro, S.

    1974-01-01

    The purpose of the present investigation was to study the effect of some chemical, physical and biological factors on growth, efficiency of nitrogen fixation and nitrogenase activity of Azotobacter chroococcum.From biochemical studies with cell-free preparations of various nitrogenfixing microorgani

  7. Protons and pleomorphs: aerobic hydrogen production in Azotobacters.

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    Noar, Jesse D; Bruno-Bárcena, José M

    2016-02-01

    As obligate aerobic soil organisms, the ability of Azotobacter species to fix nitrogen is unusual given that the nitrogenase complex requires a reduced cellular environment. Molecular hydrogen is an unavoidable byproduct of the reduction of dinitrogen; at least one molecule of H2 is produced for each molecule of N2 fixed. This could be considered a fault in nitrogenase efficiency, essentially a waste of energy and reducing equivalents. Wild-type Azotobacter captures this hydrogen and oxidizes it with its membrane-bound uptake hydrogenase complex. Strains lacking an active hydrogenase complex have been investigated for their hydrogen production capacities. What is the role of H2 in the energy metabolism of nitrogen-fixing Azotobacter? Is hydrogen production involved in Azotobacter species' protection from or tolerance to oxygen, or vice versa? What yields of hydrogen can be expected from hydrogen-evolving strains? Can the yield of hydrogen be controlled or increased by changing genetic, environmental, or physiological conditions? We will address these questions in the following mini-review.

  8. Azotobacter vinelandii mutS: nucleotide sequence and mutant analysis.

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    Le, O; Shen, B.; Iismaa, S E; Burgess, B K

    1993-01-01

    An Azotobacter vinelandii homolog to the Salmonella typhimurium mutS gene was discovered upstream of the fdxA gene. The product of this gene is much more similar to S. typhimurium MutS than either is to the HexA protein of Streptococcus pneumoniae. An A. vinelandii delta mutS mutant strain was shown to have a spontaneous mutation frequency 65-fold greater than that of the wild type.

  9. A new method of recovering polyhydroxyalkanoate from Azotobacter

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    2000-01-01

    After polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) fermentation for 42-48 h by the Azotobacter chroococcum G-3, the PHA content reached more than 75% of the dry weight. Biomass was isolated from culture by centrifugation and pretreated with freezing to release PHA pellet, then was treated with 10 g/L sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) for 15 min to effectively solubilize lipid and protein. Subsequently, it was further purified by digesting with 30% sodium hypochlorite (NaClO) for 3 min to remove peptidoglycan and non-PHA biomass. Finally, 98% PHA was obtained by diluting and rinsing with water, and the PHA recovered was suitable for processing.

  10. Transcriptional regulation of nitrogen fixation by molybdenum in Azotobacter vinelandii.

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    Jacobson, M.R.; Premakumar, R; Bishop, P E

    1986-01-01

    Multiple genomic regions homologous to nifH were found in the diazotroph Azotobacter vinelandii. The nifHDK gene cluster, located on a 12.8-kilobase (kb) XhoI fragment and two additional XhoI fragments (7.4 and 8.4 kb) hybridized to a nifH-specific DNA template but the 7.4- and 8.4-kb fragments did not hybridize to nifD- or nifK-specific DNA probes. In vivo transcription of the nifHDK gene cluster was ammonia-repressible and required the presence of at least 50 nM molybdenum in the derepressi...

  11. Molecular cloning of nif DNA from Azotobacter vinelandii.

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    1985-01-01

    Two clones which contained nif DNA were isolated from a clone bank of total EcoRI-digested Azotobacter vinelandii DNA. The clones carrying the recombinant plasmids were identified by use of the 32P-labeled 6.2-kilobase (kb) nif insert from pSA30 (which contains the Klebsiella pneumoniae nifK, nifD, and nifH genes) as a hybridization probe. Hybridization analysis with fragments derived from the nif insert of pSA30 showed that the 2.6-kb insert from one of the plasmids (pLB1) contains nifK wher...

  12. Efecto de diferentes plaguicidas sobre el crecimiento de Azotobacter chroococcum

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    Diego Rivera

    2010-06-01

    dichlorovinyl-2,2-dimethylcyclopropane carboxylate (RS-cyano-3-phenoxybenzyl; S-metolachlor:(S-2-chloro-N-(2-ethyl-6-methyl-phenyl-N-(2-methoxy-1-methyl-ethyl-acetamide; Fluometuron: 1,1-dimethyl-3 (alpha, alpha, alpha-trifluoro-m-tolyl urea and Glyphosate: (N-(phosphonomethyl glycine on the viability of biological inoculant Monibac ® - Corpoica whose active ingredient is based on non-symbiotic diazotrophic bacteria Azotobacter chroococcum AC1, applying the minimum inhibitory concentration and compatibility techniques. The results demonstrated the susceptibility of the organism Cypermethrin 50% and when it is mixed with other pesticides in the rate used in the field regularly. It was found that there were no significant effects (P< 0,05 of pesticides (Carboxin, Thiram, Imidacloprid, S-metolachlor, Fluometuron and Glyphosate under the different concentrations tested suggesting that this bacterium is able to tolerate these chemicals by different physiological mechanisms without affecting their growth in laboratory level. Key words: Azotobacter chroococcum, agrochemicals, bacteria, biofertilizer, inhibition

  13. A study on the NAD(P)+ transhydrogenase from Azotobacter vinelandii

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    Krul, J.

    1975-01-01

    Azotobacter vinelandii transhydrogenase shows a pronounced polymerizing depolymerizing character (Chapter 3 and 5). Several factors seem to influence this phenomenon. With purified enzyme, obtained by a new purification method (Chapter 3), several parameters influencing the association-dissociation

  14. Screening of Azotobacter isolates for PGP properties and antifungal activity

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    Bjelić Dragana Đ.

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Аmong 50 bacterial isolates obtained from maize rhizospherе, 13 isolates belonged to the genus Azotobacter. Isolates were biochemically characterized and estimated for pH and halo tolerance ability and antibiotic resistance. According to characterization, the six representative isolates were selected and further screened in vitro for plant growth promoting properties: production of indole-3-acetic acid (IAA, siderophores, hydrogen cyanide (HCN, exopolysaccharides, phosphate solubilization and antifungal activity (vs. Helminthosporium sp., Macrophomina sp., Fusarium sp.. Beside HCN production, PGP properties were detected for all isolates except Azt7. All isolates produced IAA in the medium without L-tryptophan and the amount of produced IAA increased with concentration of precursor in medium. The highest amount of IAA was produced by isolates Azt4 (37.69 and 45.86 μg ml-1 and Azt5 (29.44 and 50.38 μg ml-1 in the medium with addition of L-tryptophan (2.5 and 5 mM. The isolates showed the highest antifungal activity against Helminthosporium sp. and the smallest antagonistic effect on Macrophomina sp. Radial Growth Inhibition (RGI obtained by the confrontation of isolates with tested phytopathogenic fungi, ranged from 10 to 48%. [Projekat Ministarstva nauke Republike Srbije, br. TR 31073

  15. Effect of Fym, Urea and Azotobacter on Growth, Yield and Quality of Strawberry Cv. Chandler

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    Iqbal UMAR

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available The present investigation was carried out in the Research orchard of Division of Fruit Science, Faculty of Agriculture, SKUAST-J , Udheywalla, Jammu during 2005-06 and 2006-07 to study the effect of organics FYM integrated with urea and Azotobacter on growth, yield and quality of strawberry cv. Chandler. The strawberry plants attained the height of 21.24cm with 28.16cm plant spread , 74.95cm2 leaf area and fruit size (37.62 x 28.01mm and fruit weight (15.87gwith the application of 25 per cent nitrogen through FYM augmented with Azotobacter and was at par with the plants supplied with cent per cent nitrogen in the form of urea in combination with Azotobacter. The fruit quality viz. total soluble solids, total sugars, ascorbic acid and anthocyanin content was highest in fruits obtained from plants supplied with 25 per cent nitrogen through FYM + 75 per cent nitrogen in the form of urea + Azotobacter recording 6.81 oBrix, 4.73 per cent, 73.71mg/100g fresh berries and 0.191 OD respectively. Maximum yield of 372.89g per plant was obtained with the application of cent per cent nitrogen in the form of urea along with Azotobacter whereas 358.43g fruits per plant were recorded with the application of 25 per cent nitrogen in the form of FYM + 75 per cent through urea + Azotobacter and were at par with each other.

  16. Population dynamics of Azotobacter chroococcum in sugarbeet rhizosphere depending on mineral nutrition

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    Mrkovački Nastasija B.

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Population dynamics of Azotobacter chroococcum has been studied in the rhizosphere of a sugarbeet hybrid inoculated with Azotobacter strains 5, 8 and 14. Simultaneously we examined the effects of four levels of nitrogen fertilization (non-fertilized control, 50, 100, 150 and 200 kg N/ha and the applications of manure and harvest residues. Samples were taken three times in May, July and October. The experiment included inoculated and non-inoculated variants at all four levels of fertilization, in five replicates.

  17. The role of alginate in Azotobacter vinelandii aggregation in submerged culture Papel del alginato en la agregación de Azotobacter vinelandii en cultivo sumergido

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    Peña Carlos

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available The culture of strain LA21, a non-mucoid strain of Azotobacter vinelandii derivative of ATCC 9046, revealed that alginate is not necessary for aggregate formation. In fact, the non-mucoid strain LA21 developed aggregates significantly larger than those of the mucoid strain (ATCC 9046, which suggests that alginate has a detrimental effect on the aggregate size, due to its properties as a surface active agent. Treating the aggregates with a protease caused a decrease in the equivalent diameter of the structures, suggesting the participation of extracellular proteins in the aggregation. Key words: Aggregation; Azotobacter vinelandii; alginate; mutant strain; mucoid.El cultivo de la cepa LA21, una cepa no-mucoide de Azotobacter vinelandii, derivada de la cepa parental ATCC9046, reveló que el alginato no es necesario para la formación de los agregados celulares. De hecho, la cepa mutante desarrolló agregados significativamente más grandes que los generados por la cepa parental mucoide (ATCC9046, lo cual sugiere que el alginato ejerce un efecto negativo sobre el tamaño de agregación debido a sus propiedades como agente tensoactivo. Al tratar los agregados con proteasas se produjo una disminución en el diámetro equivalente de las estructuras, sugiriendo la participación de proteínas extracelulares en el proceso de agregación de la bacteria. Palabras clave: agregación; Azotobacter vinelandii; alginato; cepa mutante; mucoide.

  18. THE CONFORMATIONAL STABILITY OF THE REDOX STATES OF LIPOAMIDE DEHYDROGENASE FROM AZOTOBACTER-VINELANDII

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    VANBERKEL, WJH; REGELINK, AG; BEINTEMA, JJ; KOK, A

    1991-01-01

    The conformational stability of holo-lipoamide and apo-lipoamide dehydrogenase from Azotobacter vinelandii was studied by thermoinactivation, unfolding and limited proteolysis. The oxidized holoenzyme is thermostable, showing a melting temperature, t(m) = 80-degrees-C. The thermal stability of the h

  19. Cellular polymorphism and nitrogenase activity of Azotobacter nigricans During Kerosene removal

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    Garcia-Esquivel, G.; Rodriguez-Casasola, T.; Ferrera-Cerrato, R.; Rodriguez-Vazquez, R.; Calva-Calva, G.; Esparza-Garcia, F.

    2009-07-01

    It has been reported that certain plants grow in soils contaminated with hydrocarbons developing nitrogen-fixing bacteria. for example in the rhizosphere of beams plants grown in soil contaminated with kerosene it was found the presence of Azotobacter which removed kerosene and produced polymorphic cells when they grew in nitrogen free cultures. (Author)

  20. Differential accumulation of nif structural gene mRNA in Azotobacter vinelandii.

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    Hamilton, Trinity L; Jacobson, Marty; Ludwig, Marcus; Boyd, Eric S; Bryant, Donald A; Dean, Dennis R; Peters, John W

    2011-09-01

    Northern analysis was employed to investigate mRNA produced by mutant strains of Azotobacter vinelandii with defined deletions in the nif structural genes and in the intergenic noncoding regions. The results indicate that intergenic RNA secondary structures effect the differential accumulation of transcripts, supporting the high Fe protein-to-MoFe protein ratio required for optimal diazotrophic growth.

  1. Defining the Pseudomonas Genus: Where Do We Draw the Line with Azotobacter?

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    Özen, Asli Ismihan; Ussery, David

    2012-01-01

    The genus Pseudomonas has gone through many taxonomic revisions over the past 100 years, going from a very large and diverse group of bacteria to a smaller, more refined and ordered list having specific properties. The relationship of the Pseudomonas genus to Azotobacter vinelandii is examined us...

  2. Energy supply for dinitrogen fixation by Azotobacter vinelandii and by bacteroids of Rhizobium leguminosarum

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    Laane, N.C.M.

    1980-01-01

    The central issue of this thesis is how obligate aerobes, such as Rhizobium leguminosarum bacteroids and Azotobacter vinelandii, generate and regulate the energy supply (in the form of ATP and reducing equivalents) for nitrogenase.In an effective Rhizobium -legume symbiosis, the actual reduction of

  3. Melanin from the nitrogen-fixing bacterium Azotobacter chroococcum: a spectroscopic characterization.

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    Banerjee, Aulie; Supakar, Subhrangshu; Banerjee, Raja

    2014-01-01

    Melanins, the ubiquitous hetero-polymer pigments found widely dispersed among various life forms, are usually dark brown/black in colour. Although melanins have variety of biological functions, including protection against ultraviolet radiation of sunlight and are used in medicine, cosmetics, extraction of melanin from the animal and plant kingdoms is not an easy task. Using complementary physicochemical techniques (i.e. MALDI-TOF, FTIR absorption and cross-polarization magic angle spinning solid-state (13)C NMR), we report here the characterization of melanins extracted from the nitrogen-fixing non-virulent bacterium Azotobacter chroococcum, a safe viable source. Moreover, considering dihydroxyindole moiety as the main constituent, an effort is made to propose the putative molecular structure of the melanin hetero-polymer extracted from the bacterium. Characterization of the melanin obtained from Azotobacter chroococcum would provide an inspiration in extending research activities on these hetero-polymers and their use as protective agent against UV radiation.

  4. Dispersion of Small Ceramic Particles (Al2O3) with Azotobacter vinelandii

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    REN, TAO; Pellerin, Nancy B.; Graff, Gordon L.; Aksay, Ilhan A.; Staley, James T.

    1992-01-01

    The high surface charge of small ceramic particles such as alumina particles prevents them from dispersing evenly in aqueous suspensions and forming high-density compacts. However, suspensions of 400-nm-diameter alumina particles treated with alginate from the bacterium Azotobacter vinelandii were well dispersed. The alginate bound firmly to the particle surface and could not be removed by repeated washing with distilled water (2.82 mg of the bacterial alginate adsorbed to 1 g of the alumina ...

  5. Physical and genetic map of the major nif gene cluster from Azotobacter vinelandii.

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    Jacobson, M R; Brigle, K E; Bennett, L T; Setterquist, R A; Wilson, M. S.; Cash, V L; Beynon, J.; Newton, W.E.; Dean, D R

    1989-01-01

    Determination of a 28,793-base-pair DNA sequence of a region from the Azotobacter vinelandii genome that includes and flanks the nitrogenase structural gene region was completed. This information was used to revise the previously proposed organization of the major nif cluster. The major nif cluster from A. vinelandii encodes 15 nif-specific genes whose products bear significant structural identity to the corresponding nif-specific gene products from Klebsiella pneumoniae. These genes include ...

  6. Chromosomal nif Genes Transfer by Conjugation in Nitrogen Fixing Azotobacter chroococcum to Lactobacillus plantarium

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    Adel Kamal Khider

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available To determine the possibility of transferring chromosomal nitrogen fixation genes (nif genes from Azotobacter chroococcum to Lactobacillus planetarium, a total of 72 Azotobacter chroococcum isolated from Erbil governorate, Iraq were culturally, morphologically and biochemically characterized. Genes for atmospheric nitrogen fixation, located on the chromosome of Azotobacter chroococcum isolates were transferred by conjugation process to a recipient Lactobacillus plantarium isolated from Erbil city soils. The chromosomal genes transferred were verified by analysis of the genomes of donor, recipient and putative transconjugants, by polymorphism of DNA bands obtained through amplification of nifH1, nifH2, nifH3, nifU and nifV genes by PCR technique. The transconjugant cells promote an efficient fixation of nitrogen in liquid cultures fixed 0.2% nitrogen, and in the soil as inoculums of wheat plants, fixed 0.31% nitrogen and solublized 11.71 ppm phosphorus, beside all advantages of Lactic acid bacteria, and probably to be used as inoculums for both nitrogen fixation and solublizing insoluble phosphorus components, and used as biofertilizers

  7. Protein Quantity and Quality of Safflower Seed Improved by NP Fertilizer and Rhizobacteria (Azospirillum and Azotobacter spp.)

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    Nosheen, Asia; Bano, Asghari; Yasmin, Humaira; Keyani, Rumana; Habib, Rabia; Shah, Syed T. A.; Naz, Rabia

    2016-01-01

    HIGHLIGHTS Rhizobacteria (Azotobacter spp.) have improved the quality and quantity of safflower seed protein.Protein quality was confirmed by SDS-PAGE and new bands were found in response to different combinations of rhizobacteria and lower doses of fertilizers.The PGPR application has reduced the use of fertilizers upto 50%. Protein is an essential part of the human diet. The aim of this present study was to improve the protein quality of safflower seed by the application of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) in combination with conventional nitrogen and phosphate (NP) fertilizers. The seeds of two safflower cultivars Thori and Saif-32, were inoculated with Azospirillum and Azotobacter and grown under field conditions. Protein content and quality was assessed by crude protein, amino acid analysis, and SDS-PAGE. Seed crude protein and amino acids (methionine, phenylalanine, and glutamic acid) showed significant improvements (55–1250%) by Azotobacter supplemented with a quarter dose of fertilizers (BTQ) at P ≤ 0.05. Additional protein bands were induced in Thori and Saif-32 by BTQ and BTH (Azotobacter supplemented with a half dose of fertilizer) respectively. The Azospirillum in combination with half dose of fertilizer (SPH) and BTQ enhanced both indole acetic acid (IAA) (90%) and gibberellic acid (GA) (23–27%) content in safflower leaf. Taken together, these data suggest that Azospirillum and Azotobacter along with significantly reduced (up to 75%) use of NP fertilizers could improve the quality and quantity of safflower seed protein. PMID:26941744

  8. Effect of Azotobacter chroococcum on sugar beet and microbial activity of rhizosphere

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    Kuzevski Janja P.

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available In sugar beet production, one of the most important factors that affect the yield, apart from genetic properties, is the use of mineral fertilizers. Considerate amounts of mineral fertilizers are used in sugar beet production. However, if agroecological conditions are not optimum, mineral fertilizers cannot be completely absorbed, which may lead to soil contamination. Therefore, research has been focusing on ways of using atmospheric nitrogen by means of nitrogen-fixing bacteria. Numerous researches have proved that one part of mineral fertilizers can be replaced by biological nitrogen. The aim of this research was to determine the effect of genotype, azotobacter and the amount of mineral fertilizers on the root yield of sugar beet and on the microbiological activity of the sugar beet rhizospheric soil. Three hybrids of sugar beet were used during the two years of the research. The seed of the hybrids was inoculated with three strains of azotobacter. Various amounts of NPK were used (0;30;60;90 kg/ha. At the end of the vegetation period, the following were determined: root yield, total number of bacteria, number of azotobacter, oligotrophic bacteria, ammonifiers, fungi, and actinomycetes in soil. Dehydrogenase activity was measured. The results were processed statistically (analysis of variance for factorial trials and the effect of the factors was determined upon the expected mean square values. The yield was mainly affected by the amount of mineral fertilizers. However, the effect of mineral fertilizers was different with different inoculation treatments. The effect of the examined factors was dependant upon genotype, amount of mineral fertilizers, inoculation and the year of trials. The interaction between genotype, mineral fertilizers, inoculation and the year of trials was the factor that had the greatest effect on the number of almost all the examined soil microorganisms.

  9. Mobilization of sulfane sulfur from cysteine desulfurases to the Azotobacter vinelandii sulfurtransferase RhdA.

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    Cartini, Francesca; Remelli, William; Dos Santos, Patricia C; Papenbrock, Jutta; Pagani, Silvia; Forlani, Fabio

    2011-06-01

    Mobilization of the L-cysteine sulfur for the persulfuration of the rhodanese of Azotobacter vinelandii, RhdA, can be mediated by the A. vinelandii cysteine desulfurases, IscS and NifS. The amount of cysteine was higher in mutant strains lacking rhdA (MV474) than in wild type. The diazotrophic growth of MV474 was impaired. Taking into account the functional results about rhodanese-like proteins and RhdA itself, it is suggested that RhdA-dependent modulation of L-cysteine levels must deal with a redox-related process.

  10. The use of lacZ marker in enumeration of Azotobacter chroococcum in carrier based inoculants

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    Manu Solanki

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available A transconjugant of Azotobacter chroococcum Mac 27 tagged with lac Z(A. chroococcum Mac27 L was found to possess high levels of β-galactosidase activity constitutively.Further, the lac Z marker was found to be stably integrated into the chromosome of the A. chroococcum Mac 27 and did not have any adverse effect on growth, nitrogen fixation and excretion of ammonia. A quick method to determine the viable cell number in broth culture and carrier based inoculants has been developed on the basis of β-galactosidase assay. It was found that there was a direct relationship between the number of cell as determined by standard plate count and intensity of colour that developed upon degradation of ONPG due to β-galactosidase activity .The method was found to be sensitive enough to determine 1.7 x 10(6 CFU mL-1 in broth culture as well as carrier based Azotobacter inoculants. Further, it was observed that when A. chroococcum Mac27 L was inoculated on Brassica campestris, it could be detected in the presence of other bacteria capable of growing on Burks agar medium containing X-gal on the basis of lac Z genetic marker.

  11. Maize responds to Azotobacter sp and Burkholderia sp inoculation at reduced dose of nitrogen fertilizer

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    Juan Manuel Sánchez-Yáñez

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available The positive maize response to inoculation with plant growth promoting bacteria (PGPB as Azotobacter sp and Burkholderia sp an endophytic type, are an alternative to reduced and optimize nitrogen fertilizer (NF dose, recommended for this plant, without adversely affect its growth. The aim of this study was to analyze maize respond to inoculation with Azotobacter sp and Burkholderia sp at the dose 50% of FN. Used an experimental design of randomized blocks. By response variables: percent germination (%, the shoot and root phenology: plant height (PH, root length (RL and biomass: shoot fresh weight (SFW and root fresh weight (RFW, the shoot dry weight (SDW and root dry weight (RDW. The results indicated a positive maize respond to PGPB inoculation at germination, seedling and flowering level, reached a RDW of 7.03 g, statistically significant value compared with 2.60 g of RDW non inoculated maize feed with NF dose recommended regard as relative control (RC. This suggests a synergistic interaction among these PGPB in synthesis of plant growth promoting substances (PGPS on maize, to optimize the reduced NF dose.

  12. Melanin from the nitrogen-fixing bacterium Azotobacter chroococcum: a spectroscopic characterization.

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    Aulie Banerjee

    Full Text Available Melanins, the ubiquitous hetero-polymer pigments found widely dispersed among various life forms, are usually dark brown/black in colour. Although melanins have variety of biological functions, including protection against ultraviolet radiation of sunlight and are used in medicine, cosmetics, extraction of melanin from the animal and plant kingdoms is not an easy task. Using complementary physicochemical techniques (i.e. MALDI-TOF, FTIR absorption and cross-polarization magic angle spinning solid-state (13C NMR, we report here the characterization of melanins extracted from the nitrogen-fixing non-virulent bacterium Azotobacter chroococcum, a safe viable source. Moreover, considering dihydroxyindole moiety as the main constituent, an effort is made to propose the putative molecular structure of the melanin hetero-polymer extracted from the bacterium. Characterization of the melanin obtained from Azotobacter chroococcum would provide an inspiration in extending research activities on these hetero-polymers and their use as protective agent against UV radiation.

  13. Protein quantity and quality of safflower seed improved by NP fertilizer and rhizobacteria (Azospirillum and Azotobacter spp.

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    Asia eNosheen

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available Protein is an essential part of human diet. The aim of present study was to improve the protein quality of safflower seed by the application of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR in combination with conventional nitrogen and phosphate (NP fertilizers. The seeds of two safflower cultivar Thori and Saif-32, were inoculated with Azospirillum and Azotobacter and grown under field conditions. Protein content and quality was assessed by crude protein, amino acid analysis and SDS-PAGE. Seed crude protein and amino acids (metheonine, phenylanine and glutamic acid showed significant improvement (55%–1250% by Azotobacter supplemented with quarter dose of fertilizers (BTQ at P≤0.05. Additional protein bands were induced in Thori and Saif-32 by BTQ and BTH (Azotobacter supplemented with half dose of fertilizers respectively. The Azospirillum in combination with half dose of fertilizers (SPH and BTQ enhanced the indole acetic acid (90% and gibberellic acid (23%–27% contents in safflower leaf. Taken together, these data suggest that Azospirillum and Azotobacter along with significantly reduced (up to 75% use of NP fertilizers improved the quality and quantity of safflower seed protein.

  14. The involvement of the fixABCX genes and the respiratory chain in electron transport to nitrogenase in Azotobacter vinelandii.

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    Wientjens, M.J.C.

    1993-01-01

    Introduction.The work in this thesis is mainly focused on the electron transport route to nitrogenase in the free-living, obligate aerobic, nitrogen fixing organism Azotobacter vinelandii. For many years now, this topic has been the subject of research. Several hypotheses, which would explain the me

  15. Characterization of free nitrogen fixing bacteria of the genus Azotobacter in organic vegetable-grown Colombian soils

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    Jiménez Avella, Diego; Montaña, José Salvador; Martínez, María Mercedes

    2011-01-01

    With the purpose of isolating and characterizing free nitrogen fixing bacteria (FNFB) of the genus Azotobacter, soil samples were collected randomly from different vegetable organic cultures with neutral pH in different zones of Boyacá-Colombia. Isolations were done in selective free nitrogen Ashby-

  16. Benefits of inoculation with azotobacter in the growth and production of tomato and peppers

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    Jarak Mirjana N.

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this research was to investigate the effects of Azotobacter chroococcum in tomato and pepper growth and production by using two types of inoculation - seed inoculation and seedling inoculation. The effect of inoculation was observed thirty days after sowing, thirty days after transplanting, and in the phase of technological maturity. The following were measured: height of the plants, dry matter of the plants and number and the weight of the fruits. Inoculation had a positive effect on these in both plants. With tomato, better results were achieved when seedlings were inoculated. With pepper, the length of the plant and the dry matter were greater with seedling inoculation, whereas the number and the weight of the fruits were greater with seed inoculation.

  17. Study of enzymatic properties of phenol oxidase from nitrogen-fixing Azotobacter chroococcum.

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    Herter, Susanne; Schmidt, Marlen; Thompson, Mark L; Mikolasch, Annett; Schauer, Frieder

    2011-06-24

    Azotobacter chroococcum is a widespread free-living soil bacterium within the genus of Azotobacter known for assimilation of atmospheric nitrogen and subsequent conversion into nitrogenous compounds, which henceforth enrich the nitrogen content of soils. A. chroococcum SBUG 1484, isolated from composted earth, exhibits phenol oxidase (PO) activity when growing under nitrogen-fixing conditions. In the present study we provide incipient analysis of the crude PO activity expressed by A. chroococcum SBUG 1484 within comparative analysis to fungal crude PO from the white-rot fungus Pycnoporus cinnabarinus SBUG-M 1044 and tyrosinase (PPO) from the mushroom Agaricus bisporus in an attempt to reveal desirable properties for exploitation with future recombinant expression of this enzyme. Catalytic activity increased with pre-incubation at 35°C; however 70% of activity remained after pre-treatment at 50°C. Native A. chroococcum crude PO exhibited not only strong preference for 2,6-dimethoxyphenol, but also towards related methoxy-activated substrates as well as substituted ortho-benzenediols from over 40 substrates tested. Presence of CuSO4 enhanced crude phenol oxidase activity up to 30%, whereas NaN3 (0.1 mM) was identified as the most inhibiting substance of all inhibitors tested. Lowest inhibition of crude PO activity occurred after 60 minutes of incubation in presence of 15% methanol and ethanol with 63% and 77% remaining activities respectively, and presence of DMSO even led to increasing oxidizing activities. Substrate scope and inhibitor spectrum strongly differentiated A. chroococcum PO activity comprised in crude extracts from those of PPO and confirmed distinct similarities to fungal PO.

  18. PRODUCTION AND RECOVERY OF POLY-Β-HYDROXYBUTYRATE FROM WHEY DEGRADATION BY AZOTOBACTER

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    A. Khanafari , A. Akhavan Sepahei, M. Mogharab

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    Full Text Available Three strains of Azotobacter chroococcum were studied to produce poly-β hydroxybutyrate as a inclusion body by whey degradation. Optimum degradation whey results were obtained when using whey broth as a fermentation medium without extra salt, temperature at 35 °C and pH 7 (P<0.05. Lambda max for whey broth medium was determined probably about 400 nm. The effect of different nitrogenous rich compounds (NH4NO3, Bactopeptone, Casein, Yeast extract, Meat extract, Protease peptone and Tryptone on whey degradation showed that incorporation of nitrogenous compounds into the medium did not increase whey degradation by Azotobacter chroococcum 1723 (P<0.05. But poly-β hydroxyl-butyrate production was increased in presence Meat extract up to 75% of the cell dry weight after 48h. The addition of nitrogenous sourced (except ammonium nitrate had a positive effect on poly-β hydroxyl-butyrate production as it peaked in the presence of Meat extract and 4.43 g/L was accumulated in comparison to 0.5g at diazotrophically growing cells. Increasing the O2 values resulted by shaking at 122 rpm in decreased poly-β hydroxyl-butyrate yield form 4.43 to 0.04 g/L. The results show that this medium supports the growth of strain 1735 and also that this waste could be utilized as a carbon and nitrogen source. Production of poly-β hydroxyl-butyrate by using whey as a medium looks promising, since the use of inexpensive feed-stocks for poly-β hydroxyl-butyrate is essential if bioplastics are to become competitive products.

  19. EFECTIVIDAD DE CEPAS DE Azotobacter sp. Y Bacillus sp. PARA EL CONTROL DE ESPECIES FÚNGICAS ASOCIADAS A HORTALIZAS

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    Janet Rodríguez Sánchez

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    Full Text Available Los géneros Azotobacter y Bacillus tienen la potencialidad de fijar nitrógeno atmosférico, solubilizar elementos minerales y producir un grupo de sustancias estimuladoras del crecimiento vegetal. Bacillus se reconoce, además, por su actividad antagonista. Estas razones justifican su selección como principios activos de productos biofertilizantes. La presencia de enfermedades causadas por hongos en los cultivos hortícolas, constituye un problema en la agricultura cubana. El objetivo del presente trabajo fue evaluar la actividad antagonista de cepas de los géneros Azotobacter y Bacillus contra hongos que causan enfermedades a cultivos hortícolas. Para ello se emplearon las especies Fusarium chlamydosporum, Corynespora cassiicola y Cladosporium oxysporum . Todas las cepas pertenecen a las colecciones del INIFAT. Para desarrollar este trabajo se utilizó el Método de “Enfrentamiento de Cultivos Duales”, que permitió seleccionar aquellas que poseen dicha actividad y describir, a la vez, las principales afectaciones que provocan a las estructuras fúngicas. Los resultados arrojaron que dentro de los dos géneros hay cepas que logran inhibir el crecimiento micelial. Dentro de las cepas de Azotobacter cinco resultaron promisorias contra Cladosporium oxysporum, dos responden frente a Fusarium chlamydosporum y una sola resultó efectiva contra Corynespora cassiicola. La actividad mostrada por el género Bacillus fue mayor. En este caso, dos cepas muestran efectividad contra Corynespora casiicola; seis contra Cladosporium oxysporum y ocho contra Fusarium chlamydosporum. Se comprobó que existen cepas de Azotobacter capaces de inhibir a más de una especie fúngica, lo que resulta novedoso por encontrarse poco citada la actividad del género contra patógenos de hortalizas

  20. Reproducing shake flasks performance in stirred fermentors: production of alginates by Azotobacter vinelandii.

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    Reyes, César; Peña, Carlos; Galindo, Enrique

    2003-10-09

    Keeping equal the initial power drawn (0.27 W l(-1)) in shake flasks and in a stirred fermentor did not reproduce the behaviour of alginate production by Azotobacter vinelandii. A lower mean molecular weight (1.1x10(6) Da) of the polymer was obtained in the bioreactor as compared to that obtained in shake flasks (1.9x10(6) Da). The reasons for this can reside in the fact that the evolution of the power drawn in the shake flasks could be considerably different to that observed in the stirred bioreactor. A drastic drop in the specific power drawn is expected in the shake flasks as a consequence of the increased viscosity, which caused the liquid not following the movement of the shaker. This was supported by the fact that cultures developed in the fermentor at lower initial power drawn (as low as 0.027-0.056 W l(-1)) or in a culture in which the power drawn was deliberately reduced along cultivation, produced alginates with similar molecular characteristics as that obtained in shake flasks.

  1. Effect of nutrients on alginate synthesis in Azotobacter vinelandii and characterization of the produced alginate.

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    Sabry, S A; Ghanem, K M; Sabra, W A

    1996-12-01

    The role of nutrients on alginate production by Azotobacter vinelandii was studied in batch cultures. The largest amount of bacterial alginate was obtained in presence of: 0.3 g/l MgSO4.7H2O. 0.4 g/l NaCl, 42 mg/l CaCl2.2H2O,.4 mg/l KH2PO4, 16 mg/l K2HPO4, 2.5 mg/l FeSO4.7H2O, 2.9 mg/l H3BO3, 2 mg/l ZnSO4.7H2O, 2 mg/l Na2MoO4.2H2O, 0.3 mg/l CuSO4.5H2O, 0.2 mg/l MnCl2.4H2O. Alginate production was not enhanced by natural additives or inducing agents, except for acetate, which increased alginate yield. The pure alginate contained 0.36% ash and 0.4% protein. It is similar to algal alginate, but it has an extra acetyl group. It contains 69.5% M-M block, 27.5% M-G block and 3% G-G block.

  2. Investigating the effects of metals on phenol oxidase-producing nitrogen-fixing Azotobacter chroococcum.

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    Herter, Susanne; Schmidt, Marlen; Thompson, Mark L; Mikolasch, Annett; Schauer, Frieder

    2013-06-01

    Expression of phenol oxidases (PO) in bacteria is often observed during physiological and morphological changes; in the nitrogen-fixing strain Azotobacter chroococcum SBUG 1484, it is accompanied by the formation of encysted cells and melanin. Herein, we studied the effects of copper and the depletion of the nitrogenase-relevant metals molybdenum and iron on physiological characteristics such as culture pigmentation, release of ortho-dihydroxylated melanin precursors, and expression of PO activity in A. chroococcum. Biomass production and melanogenic appearance were directly affected by the depletion of either iron or molybdenum, or in the absence of both metals. Only nitrogen-fixing cells growing in the presence of both metals and cultures supplemented with iron (molybdenum starved) showed the ability to produce an intensively brown-black melanin pigment typically associated with A. chroococcum. Accordingly, PO production was only detected in the presence of both metals and in iron-supplemented cultures starved of molybdenum. The total amount of catecholate siderophores produced by nitrogen-fixing melanogenic cells was considerably higher than in cultures starved of metal ions. Induction of enhanced PO activity was stimulated by additional copper sulfate, possibly related to cellular processes involved in the detoxification of this particular metal, and revealed distinct release of the ortho-dihydroxylated melanin precursors catechol and 3,4-dihydroxybenzoic acid.

  3. A novel Azotobacter vinellandii (SRIAz3) functions in salinity stress tolerance in rice.

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    Sahoo, Ranjan Kumar; Ansari, Mohammad Wahid; Pradhan, Madhusmita; Dangar, Tushar K; Mohanty, Santanu; Tuteja, Narendra

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    The plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPRs) as a biofertilizer provide agricultural benefits to advance various crops productivity. Recently, we discovered a novel Azotobacter vinellandii (SRIAz3) from rice rhizosphere, which is well competent to improve rice productivity. In this study, we investigated a role of A. vinellandii to confer salinity tolerance in rice (var. IR64). A. vinellandii inoculated rice plants showed higher proline and malondialdehyde content under 200 mM NaCl stress as compared with uninoculated one. The endogenous level of plant hormones viz., indole-3 acetic acid (IAA), gibberellins (GA3), zeatint (Zt) was higher in A. vinellandii inoculated plants under high salinity. The fresh biomass of root and shoot were relatively elevated in A. vinellandii inoculated rice. Further, the macronutrient profile was superior in A. vinellandii inoculated plants under salinity as compared with non-inoculated plants. The present findings further suggest that A. vinellandii, a potent biofertilzer, potentially confer salinity stress tolerance in rice via sustaining growth and improving compatible solutes and nutrients profile and thereby crop improvement.

  4. Alginate production and alg8 gene expression by Azotobacter vinelandii in continuous cultures.

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    Díaz-Barrera, Alvaro; Soto, Erik; Altamirano, Claudia

    2012-04-01

    Alginates are polysaccharides that are used as thickening agents, stabilizers, and emulsifiers in various industries. These biopolymers are produced by fermentation with a limited understanding of the processes occurring at the cellular level. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of agitation rate and inlet sucrose concentrations (ISC) on alginate production and the expression of the genes encoding for alginate-lyases (algL) and the catalytic subunit of the alginate polymerase complex (alg8) in chemostat cultures of Azotobacter vinelandii ATCC 9046. Increased alginate production (2.4 g l⁻¹) and a higher specific alginate production rate (0.1 g g⁻¹ h⁻¹) were obtained at an ISC of 15 g l⁻¹. Carbon recovery of about 100% was obtained at an ISC of 10 g l⁻¹, whereas it was close to 50% at higher ISCs, suggesting that cells growing at lower sucrose feed rates utilize the carbon source more efficiently. In each of the steady states evaluated, an increase in algL gene expression was not related to a decrease in alginate molecular weight, whereas an increase in the molecular weight of alginate was linked to higher alg8 gene expression, demonstrating a relationship between the alg8 gene and alginate polymerization in A. vinelandii for the first time. The results obtained provide a possible explanation for changes observed in the molecular weight of alginate synthesized and this knowledge can be used to build a recombinant strain able to overexpress alg8 in order to produce alginates with higher molecular weights.

  5. Molecular and bioengineering strategies to improve alginate and polydydroxyalkanoate production by Azotobacter vinelandii

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    Espín Guadalupe

    2007-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Several aspects of alginate and PHB synthesis in Azotobacter vinelandii at a molecular level have been elucidated in articles published during the last ten years. It is now clear that alginate and PHB synthesis are under a very complex genetic control. Genetic modification of A. vinelandii has produced a number of very interesting mutants which have particular traits for alginate production. One of these mutants has been shown to produce the alginate with the highest mean molecular mass so far reported. Recent work has also shed light on the factors determining molecular mass distribution; the most important of these being identified as; dissolved oxygen tension and specific growth rate. The use of specific mutants has been very useful for the correct analysis and interpretation of the factors affecting polymerization. Recent scale-up/down work on alginate production has shown that oxygen limitation is crucial for producing alginate of high molecular mass, a condition which is optimized in shake flasks and which can now be reproduced in stirred fermenters. It is clear that the phenotypes of mutants grown on plates are not necessarily reproducible when the strains are tested in lab or bench scale fermenters. In the case of PHB, A. vinelandii has shown itself able to produce relatively large amounts of this polymer of high molecular weight on cheap substrates, even allowing for simple extraction processes. The development of fermentation strategies has also shown promising results in terms of improving productivity. The understanding of the regulatory mechanisms involved in the control of PHB synthesis, and of its metabolic relationships, has increased considerably, making way for new potential strategies for the further improvement of PHB production. Overall, the use of a multidisciplinary approach, integrating molecular and bioengineering aspects is a necessity for optimizing alginate and PHB production in A. vinelandii.

  6. Physical and genetic map of the major nif gene cluster from Azotobacter vinelandii.

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    Jacobson, M R; Brigle, K E; Bennett, L T; Setterquist, R A; Wilson, M S; Cash, V L; Beynon, J; Newton, W E; Dean, D R

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    Determination of a 28,793-base-pair DNA sequence of a region from the Azotobacter vinelandii genome that includes and flanks the nitrogenase structural gene region was completed. This information was used to revise the previously proposed organization of the major nif cluster. The major nif cluster from A. vinelandii encodes 15 nif-specific genes whose products bear significant structural identity to the corresponding nif-specific gene products from Klebsiella pneumoniae. These genes include nifH, nifD, nifK, nifT, nifY, nifE, nifN, nifX, nifU, nifS, nifV, nifW, nifZ, nifM, and nifF. Although there are significant spatial differences, the identified A. vinelandii nif-specific genes have the same sequential arrangement as the corresponding nif-specific genes from K. pneumoniae. Twelve other potential genes whose expression could be subject to nif-specific regulation were also found interspersed among the identified nif-specific genes. These potential genes do not encode products that are structurally related to the identified nif-specific gene products. Eleven potential nif-specific promoters were identified within the major nif cluster, and nine of these are preceded by an appropriate upstream activator sequence. A + T-rich regions were identified between 8 of the 11 proposed nif promoter sequences and their upstream activator sequences. Site-directed deletion-and-insertion mutagenesis was used to establish a genetic map of the major nif cluster.

  7. Growth and cyanide degradation of Azotobacter vinelandii in cyanide-containing wastewater system.

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    Koksunan, Sarawut; Vichitphan, Sukanda; Laopaiboon, Lakkana; Vichitphan, Kanit; Han, Jaehong

    2013-04-01

    Azotobacter vinelandii, a strict aerobic nitrogen-fixing bacterium, has been extensively studied with regard to the ability of N2-fixation due to its high expression of nitrogenase and fast growth. Because nitrogenase can also reduce cyanide to ammonia and methane, cyanide degradation by A. vinelandii has been studied for the application in the bioremediation of cyanide-contaminated wastewater. Cyanide degradation by A. vinelandii in NFS (nitrogen-free sucrose) medium was examined in terms of cell growth and cyanide reduction, and the results were applied for cyanide-contaminated cassava mill wastewater. From the NFS medium study in the 300 ml flask, it was found that A. vinelandii in the early stationary growth phase could reduce cyanide more rapidly than the cells in the exponential growth phase, and 84.4% of cyanide was degraded in 66 h incubation upon addition of 3.0 mM of NaCN. The resting cells of A. vinelandii could also reduce cyanide concentration by 90.4% with 3.0 mM of NaCN in the large-scale (3 L) fermentation with the same incubation time. Finally, the optimized conditions were applied to the cassava mill wastewater bioremediation, and A. vinelandii was able to reduce the cyanide concentration by 69.7% after 66 h in the cassava mill wastewater containing 4.0 mM of NaCN in the 3 L fermenter. Related to cyanide degradation in the cassava mill wastewater, nitrogenase was the responsible enzyme, which was confirmed by methane production. These findings would be helpful to design a practical bioremediation system for the treatment of cyanide-contaminated wastewater.

  8. ACCUMULATION OF POLYHYDROXYALKANOIC ACIDS BY AZOTOBACTER CHROOCOCCUM MAL-201 FROM ORGANIC WASTE

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    Soma Pal Saha

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    Full Text Available Azotobacter chroococcum MAL-201 (MTCC 3853, a free-living nitrogen-fixing bacterium accumulated intracellular poly(3-hydroxybutyric acid [P(3HB] accounting 69% of cell dry weight (CDW when grown in nitrogrn-free Stockdale medium containing 2% (w/v glucose. It also produced copolymer of poly(3-hydroxybutyrate co-3-hydroxyvalerate [P(3HB-co-3HV] using glucose as primary carbon source and valerate cas cosubstrate. To make the polymer production cost effective four types of waste material of different origin were tested for growth and polymer production. Stockdale medium supplemented with 1% (w/v waste materials failed to yield good growth and polymer accumulation. Two–step cultivation was adopted for better growth and enhanced polymer accumulation. The candy factory waste was most suitable for synthesis of P(3HB accounting 17.8 and 40.58% using single and two-step cultivation conditions respectively. Wastes of domestic and poultry origin produced P(3HB-co-3HV with 3HV content 28.8 and 21.5 mol% respectively in two-step cultivation. Increase concentration of these wastes resulted in further upliftment of 3HV content of polymer with reduced growth and polymer accumulation. However, at optimum incubation the strain MAL-201 cells accumulated P(3HB 48.5% of CDW (at 40h from candy factory waste and P(3HB-co-3HV 24.75 % of CDW with 3HV 34.65 mol % from domestic waste. Intrinsic viscosity, molecular weight and thermal degradation of the polymers accumulated in the cells grown in glucose, glucose with valerate and glucose with waste were compared.

  9. A new phenol oxidase produced during melanogenesis and encystment stage in the nitrogen-fixing soil bacterium Azotobacter chroococcum.

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    Herter, Susanne; Schmidt, Marlen; Thompson, Mark L; Mikolasch, Annett; Schauer, Frieder

    2011-05-01

    Laccases are copper-containing phenol oxidases that are commonly found in many types of plant, insect, fungi and bacteria. Whilst phenol oxidases have been well characterized in fungal species, laccase-type enzymes originating from bacteria have been much less well defined. Bacteria belonging to the family Azotobacteraceae share many morphological characteristics with strains already known to exhibit polyphenol and phenol oxidase activity; and hence the aim of this work was to identify and characterize a novel laccase from the isolated strain Azotobacter chroococcum SBUG 1484 in an attempt to provide further understanding of the roles such enzymes play in physiological development. Laccase activity was clearly observed through oxidation of 2,6-dimethoxyphenol, other typical substrates including: methoxy-monophenols, ortho- and para-diphenols, 4-hydroxyindole, and the non-phenolic compound para-phenylenediamine. A. chroococcum SBUG 1484 showed production of a cell-associated phenol oxidase when grown under nitrogen-fixing conditions, and was also observed when cells enter the melanogenic and encystment stages of growth. Catechol which is structurally related to melanin compounds was also released from Azotobacter cells into the surrounding culture medium during nitrogen-fixing growth. From our results we propose that a membrane-bound laccase plays an important role in the formation of melanin, which was monitored to correlate with progression of A. chroococcum SBUG 1484 cells into the encystment stage of growth.

  10. Cloning of nifHD from Nostoc commune UTEX 584 and of a flanking region homologous to part of the Azotobacter vinelandii nifU gene.

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    The heterocystous cyanobacterium Nostoc commune UTEX 584 contains two nifH-like sequences (nifH1 and nifH2) in addition to nifHD. A region of DNA 1 kilobase upstream from the 5' end of nifH showed considerable sequence similarity to part of the published nifU sequences of Azotobacter vinelandii and Klebsiella pneumoniae.

  11. Spectroscopic and functional characterization of iron-bound forms of Azotobacter vinelandii (Nif)IscA.

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    Mapolelo, Daphne T; Zhang, Bo; Naik, Sunil G; Huynh, Boi Hanh; Johnson, Michael K

    2012-10-16

    The ability of Azotobacter vinelandii(Nif)IscA to bind Fe has been investigated to assess the role of Fe-bound forms in NIF-specific Fe-S cluster biogenesis. (Nif)IscA is shown to bind one Fe(III) or one Fe(II) per homodimer and the spectroscopic and redox properties of both the Fe(III)- and Fe(II)-bound forms have been characterized using the UV-visible absorption, circular dichroism, and variable-temperature magnetic circular dichroism, electron paramagnetic resonance, Mössbauer and resonance Raman spectroscopies. The results reveal a rhombic intermediate-spin (S = 3/2) Fe(III) center (E/D = 0.33, D = 3.5 ± 1.5 cm(-1)) that is most likely 5-coordinate with two or three cysteinate ligands and a rhombic high spin (S = 2) Fe(II) center (E/D = 0.28, D = 7.6 cm(-1)) with properties similar to reduced rubredoxins or rubredoxin variants with three cysteinate and one or two oxygenic ligands. Iron-bound (Nif)IscA undergoes reversible redox cycling between the Fe(III)/Fe(II) forms with a midpoint potential of +36 ± 15 mV at pH 7.8 (versus NHE). l-Cysteine is effective in mediating release of free Fe(II) from both the Fe(II)- and Fe(III)-bound forms of (Nif)IscA. Fe(III)-bound (Nif)IscA was also shown to be a competent iron source for in vitro NifS-mediated [2Fe-2S] cluster assembly on the N-terminal domain of NifU, but the reaction occurs via cysteine-mediated release of free Fe(II) rather than direct iron transfer. The proposed roles of A-type proteins in storing Fe under aerobic growth conditions and serving as iron donors for cluster assembly on U-type scaffold proteins or maturation of biological [4Fe-4S] centers are discussed in light of these results.

  12. Biosynthesis of poly(3-hydroxybutyrateco-3-hydroxy-4-methylvalerate) by Strain Azotobacter chroococcum 7B.

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    Bonartsev, A P; Bonartseva, G A; Myshkina, V L; Voinova, V V; Mahina, T K; Zharkova, I I; Yakovlev, S G; Zernov, A L; Ivanova, E V; Akoulina, E A; Kuznetsova, E S; Zhuikov, V A; Alekseeva, S G; Podgorskii, V V; Bessonov, I V; Kopitsyna, M N; Morozov, A S; Milanovskiy, E Y; Tyugay, Z N; Bykova, G S; Kirpichnikov, M P; Shaitan, K V

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    Production of novel polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs), biodegradable polymers for biomedical applications, and biomaterials based on them is a promising trend in modern bioengineering. We studied the ability of an effective strain-producer Azotobacter chroococcum 7B to synthesize not only poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) homopolymer (PHB) and its main copolymer poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) (PHBV), but also a novel copolymer, poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxy-4-methylvalerate) (PHB4MV). For the biosynthesis of PHB copolymers, we used carboxylic acids as additional carbon sources and monomer precursors in the chain of synthesized copolymers. The main parameters of these polymers' biosynthesis were determined: strain-producer biomass yield, polymer yield, molecular weight and monomer composition of the synthesized polymers, as well as the morphology of A. chroococcum 7B bacterial cells. The physico-chemical properties of the polymers were studied using nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), contact angle test, and other methods. In vitro biocompatibility of the obtained polymers was investigated using stromal cells isolated from the bone marrow of rats with the XTT cell viability test. The synthesis of the novel copolymer PHB4MV and its chemical composition were demonstrated by NMR spectroscopy: the addition of 4-methylvaleric acid to the culture medium resulted in incorporation of 3-hydroxy-4-methylvalerate (3H4MV) monomers into the PHB polymer chain (0.6 mol%). Despite the low molar content of 3H4MV in the obtained copolymer, its physico-chemical properties were significantly different from those of the PHB homopolymer: it has lower crystallinity and a higher contact angle, i.e. the physico-chemical properties of the PHB4MV copolymer containing only 0.6 mol% of 3H4MV corresponded to a PHBV copolymer with a molar content ranging from 2.5% to 7.8%. In vitro biocompatibility of the obtained PHB4MV copolymer, measured

  13. STUDY OF CATECHOL SIDEROPHORE FROM A NEWLY ISOLATED Azotobacter sp. SUP-III FOR ITS ANTIMICROBIAL PROPERTY

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    Full Text Available In present study, the isolate SUP III showed maximum siderophore production in Burk’s medium with maximum 43% decolorization of CAS reagent in liquid CAS assay. Optimum yield of siderophore was obtained at pH 7.2. The culture was identified as Azotobacter sp. based on 16S rRNA gene sequencing and phylogenetic studies using MEGA 4. The siderophore extraction and purification was achieved using XAD2 column. Colorimetric reactions prove that purified siderophore is of catecholate type. Fourier – transform infrared (FTIR analysis showed peaks at 3402 cm-1, 1652 cm-1, 1032 cm-1, and 1112 cm-1 which supported the colorimetric results. Antimicrobial activity of the purified siderophore showed significant zones of inhibition for some pathogens. This type of study has not been previously reported in this area.

  14. APLICACIÓN DE AZOTOBACTER CHROOCOCCUM EN LA PRODUCCIÓN DE PLÁNTULAS DE TABACO NEGRO

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    Yarilis León González

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    en la producción de plántulas de tabaco. Los resultados mostraron que con la aplicación de Azotobacter chroococcum, se lograron mejorar las características morfológicas de las plántulas, como el diámetro y longitud del tallo y la masa fresca y seca total. Además se redujo el ciclo del semillero en siete días. La variante biofertilizada tuvo el mejor comportamiento económico en comparación con la testigo, con valores de utilidades por hectárea de $ 23 344,9, rentabilidad de 127,05 % y costos de $ 0,44 por cada peso recibido.

  15. Characterization of free nitrogen fixing bacteria of the genus Azotobacter in organic vegetable-grown Colombian soils

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    Full Text Available With the purpose of isolating and characterizing free nitrogen fixing bacteria (FNFB of the genus Azotobacter, soil samples were collected randomly from different vegetable organic cultures with neutral pH in different zones of Boyacá-Colombia. Isolations were done in selective free nitrogen Ashby-Sucrose agar obtaining a recovery of 40%. Twenty four isolates were evaluated for colony and cellular morphology, pigment production and metabolic activities. Molecular characterization was carried out using amplified ribosomal DNA restriction analysis (ARDRA. After digestion of 16S rDNA Y1-Y3 PCR products (1487pb with AluI, HpaII and RsaI endonucleases, a polymorphism of 16% was obtained. Cluster analysis showed three main groups based on DNA fingerprints. Comparison between ribotypes generated by isolates and in silico restriction of 16S rDNA partial sequences with same restriction enzymes was done with Gen Workbench v.2.2.4 software. Nevertheless, Y1-Y2 PCR products were analysed using BLASTn. Isolate C5T from tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum grown soils presented the same in silico restriction patterns with A. chroococcum (AY353708 and 99% of similarity with the same sequence. Isolate C5CO from cauliflower (Brassica oleracea var. botrytis grown soils showed black pigmentation in Ashby-Benzoate agar and high similarity (91% with A. nigricans (AB175651 sequence. In this work we demonstrated the utility of molecular techniques and bioinformatics tools as a support to conventional techniques in characterization of the genus Azotobacter from vegetable-grown soils.

  16. Evaluación de la estabilidad de Trichoderma sp. y Azotobacter sp. conservados por diferentes métodos

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    Yvonne Sarmiento Rangel

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Título en ingles: Evaluation of the stability of Trichoderma sp. and Azotobacter sp.  preserved by different methods Resumen En el Laboratorio de Microbiología Aplicada de la Universidad Francisco de Paula Santander (Cúcuta, Colombia constantemente ingresan al Banco de Cepas, cultivos microbianos de interés biotecnológico, especialmente del sector agrícola, los cuales son utilizados en las actividades de docencia e investigación.  Por esta razón, existe el interés de mantener viables a través del tiempo estos cultivos microbianos, para lo cual se realizó en esta investigación, la evaluación de la estabilidad de los aislados de Trichoderma sp. y Azotobacter sp., utilizando  las técnicas de conservación  en viales con solución salina estéril (0,85% NaCl en refrigeración (4°C y temperatura ambiente (30°C, suelo estéril en refrigeración (4°C, comparados con la metodología de repiques sucesivos como tratamiento control.  Los resultados no mostraron diferencias significativas según el Test de Duncan (P≤0,05 en  la tasa de supervivencia microbiana entre los métodos de conservación. Sin embargo, se observó en las técnicas de viales con solución salina  estéril y suelo estéril mantenidos en refrigeración, mayor estabilidad en la concentración celular durante los cuatros meses de evaluación, sin registrar contaminación en los cultivos.  Así mismo, se registró un óptimo crecimiento macroscópico de los cultivos microbianos y sus características microscópicas se mantuvieron estables en estos dos métodos de conservación.  Por esta razón, se seleccionaron como técnicas de conservación de estos microorganismos, teniendo en cuenta además, ventajas como la facilidad de la técnica, disponibilidad de equipos, materiales y personal con los que se cuenta en el laboratorio.  Palabras clave: banco de cepas, conservación de microorganismos, viabilidad celular, Trichoderma sp., Azotobacter sp. Abstract In the

  17. A new type of metalloprotein: The Mo storage protein from azotobacter vinelandii contains a polynuclear molybdenum-oxide cluster.

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    Fenske, Dirk; Gnida, Manuel; Schneider, Klaus; Meyer-Klaucke, Wolfram; Schemberg, Jörg; Henschel, Volker; Meyer, Anne-Katrin; Knöchel, Arndt; Müller, Achim

    2005-02-01

    Azotobacter vinelandii is a diazotrophic bacterium characterized by the outstanding capability of storing Mo in a special storage protein, which guarantees Mo-dependent nitrogen fixation even under growth conditions of extreme Mo starvation. The Mo storage protein is constitutively synthesized with respect to the nitrogen source and is regulated by molybdenum at an extremely low concentration level (0-50 nM). This protein was isolated as an alpha4beta4 octamer with a total molecular mass of about 240 kg mol(-1) and its shape was determined by small-angle X-ray scattering. The genes of the alpha and beta subunits were unequivocally identified; the amino acid sequences thereby determined reveal that the Mo storage protein is not related to any other known molybdoprotein. Each protein molecule can store at least 90 Mo atoms. Extended X-ray absorption fine-structure spectroscopy identified a metal-oxygen cluster bound to the Mo storage protein. The binding of Mo (biosynthesis and incorporation of the cluster) is dependent on adenosine triphosphate (ATP); Mo release is ATP-independent but pH-regulated, occurring only above pH 7.1. This Mo storage protein is the only known noniron metal storage system in the biosphere containing a metal-oxygen cluster.

  18. Roles of RpoS and PsrA in cyst formation and alkylresorcinol synthesis in Azotobacter vinelandii.

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    Cocotl-Yañez, Miguel; Sampieri, Arístides; Moreno, Soledad; Núñez, Cinthia; Castañeda, Miguel; Segura, Daniel; Espín, Guadalupe

    2011-06-01

    Azotobacter vinelandii is a soil bacterium that undergoes differentiation to form cysts that are resistant to desiccation. Upon induction of cyst formation, the bacterium synthesizes alkylresorcinols that are present in cysts but not in vegetative cells. Alternative sigma factors play important roles in differentiation. In A. vinelandii, AlgU (sigma E) is involved in controlling the loss of flagella upon induction of encystment. We investigated the involvement of the sigma factor RpoS in cyst formation in A. vinelandii. We analysed the transcriptional regulation of the rpoS gene by PsrA, the main regulator of rpoS in Pseudomonas species, which are closely related to A. vinelandii. Inactivation of rpoS resulted in the inability to form cysts resistant to desiccation and to produce cyst-specific alkylresorcinols, whereas inactivation of psrA reduced by 50 % both production of alkylresorcinols and formation of cysts resistant to desiccation. Electrophoretic mobility shift assays revealed specific binding of PsrA to the rpoS promoter region and that inactivation of psrA reduced rpoS transcription by 60 %. These results indicate that RpoS and PsrA are involved in regulation of encystment and alkylresorcinol synthesis in A. vinelandii.

  19. Evaluation of three methods for preservation of Azotobacter: freeze-drying, cryopreservation, and immobilization in dry polymers

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    Daniel Fernando Rojas Tapias

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    Full Text Available Because the use of bacteria for biotechnological processes requires maintaining their viability and geneticstability, preserving them becomes essential. Here, we evaluated three preservation methods for A.chroococcum C26 and A. vinelandii C27; preservation methods: cryopreservation and immobilization in drypolymers for 60 days, and freeze-drying for 30. We evaluated their efficiency by counting viable cells andmeasuring nitrogen fixation activity. Additionally, we assessed the effect of three protective agents forfreeze-drying, three for cryopreservation, and four polymers. Freeze-drying proved the best technique tomaintain viability and activity, followed by immobilization and cryopreservation. Bacterial nitrogen fixingability remained unchanged using the freeze-drying method, and bacterial survival exceeded 80%; S/BSAwas the best protective agent. Immobilization maintained bacterial survival over 80%, but nitrogen fixationwas decreased by 20%. Lastly, cryopreservation resulted in a dramatic loss of viability for C26 (BSRapprox. 70%, whereas C27 was well preserved. Nitrogen fixation for both strains decreased regardless ofthe cryoprotective agent used (P < 0.05. In conclusion, the success of Azotobacter preservation methodsdepend on the technique, the protective agent, and the strain used. Our results also indicated that freezedryingusing S/BSA is the best technique to preserve bacteria of this genus.

  20. PERFORMANCE AND PERSISTENCE OF GREEN FLUORESCENT PROTEIN (gfp) MARKED AZOTOBACTER CHROOCOCCUM IN STERILIZED AND UNSTERILIZED WHEAT RHIZOSPHERIC SOIL

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    SINGH R; KUMAR V; SHARMA S; BEHL RK; SINGH BP; NARULA N

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    The persistence and performance (growth promoting potential) of green fluorescent protein (gfp) marked Azotobacter chroococcum strain ABR 4G were studied in sterilized and unsterilized wheat rhizospheric soil. The gfp was integrated via Tn 5 transposition into A. chroococcum chromosome and the resultant gfp marked colonies were identified by green fluorescent emission under UV light. The gfp was stably maintained in A. chroococcum and the gfp insertion had no apparent adverse effect on the growth promoting properties of the marked soil isolate ABR 4G. The growth promoting properties ( nitrogen fixation, ammonia excretion, phosphate solubilization and IAA production) of the parent soil isolate and the gfp marked strain were found to be almost the same. All the quantitative wheat plant traits were significantly influenced by inoculation of A. chroococcum ABR 4G strain in sterilized and unsterilized soil. Inoculated bacterial counts increased gradually in wheat rhizosphere, reached maximum on 60th d and declined on 80th d. Fertility levels also affected survival of marked strain and the survival was comparable in sterilized and unsterilized soil. The growth promoting properties were also determined from the marked strain reisolated from wheat rhizosphere in both types of soil. Fig 1, Tab 2, Ref 22

  1. 16S rDNA analysis of Rhizobium fredii 15067 and Azotobacter chroococcum 10006%快生型大豆根瘤菌(Rhizobium fredii)15067与褐球固氮菌(Azotobacter chroococcum)10006的16S rDNA分析

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    李海英; 刘金玲; 张喜波; 康妮; 于海鹏; 李鹏

    2008-01-01

    分别对快生型大豆根瘤菌(Rhizobium fredii)15067和褐球固氮菌(Azotobacter chroococ-cum)10006两个菌株进行了16S rDNA的全序列测定,将此全序列与已知相关的16S rDNA进行了比较及聚类分析,得到系统发育树状图.在系统发育树中,根瘤菌15067隶属于中华根瘤菌属,与Sinorhizobium xinjiangense IAM 14142,SinoRhizobium fredii SjzZ 4构成一个分支,其中与S.fredii SjzZ4的相似性最高,达99.72%;固氮菌10006处于固氮菌属分支中,其中和Azotobacter chroococcum AM12A,Azotobacter chroococcum的相似性均高达99.93%.为确定两株菌株的分类地位、进一步发掘和利用菌株的优良性状提供了参考依据.

  2. NifQ and NifO are essential to express nitrogenase activity in the presence of nitrate in Azotobacter vinelandii

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    Jiménez Vicente, Emilio; Barahona Martín, Emma; Wilcoxen, J.; Navarro Rodríguez, Mónica; Buesa Galiano, José María; Britt, David; Rubio Herrero, Luis Manuel

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    In the presence of nitrate, Azotobacter vinelandii is able to assimilate nitrogen by using nitrogenase and nitrate reductase/nitrite reductase pathways simultaneously. Nitrogenase and nitrate reductase are Mo-enzymes containing FeMo-co and Mo-MGD at their active sites, respectively. In order to optimize the use of Mo, a scarce metal in nature, regulation of Mo distribution between both enzymes must be strictly controlled during nitrogen assimilation processes. The nifO and nifQ genes are grou...

  3. Mutant Forms of the Azotobacter vinelandii Transcriptional Activator NifA Resistant to Inhibition by the NifL Regulatory Protein

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    Reyes-Ramirez, Francisca; Little, Richard; Dixon, Ray

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    The Azotobacter vinelandii σ54-dependent transcriptional activator protein NifA is regulated by the NifL protein in response to redox, carbon, and nitrogen status. Under conditions inappropriate for nitrogen fixation, NifL inhibits transcription activation by NifA through the formation of the NifL-NifA protein complex. NifL inhibits the ATPase activity of the central AAA+ domain of NifA required to drive open complex formation by σ54-RNA polymerase and may also inhibit the activator-polymeras...

  4. Modeling and Re-Engineering of Azotobacter vinelandii Alginate Lyase to Enhance Its Catalytic Efficiency for Accelerating Biofilm Degradation

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    Jang, Chul Ho; Piao, Yu Lan; Huang, Xiaoqin; Yoon, Eun Jeong; Park, So Hee; Lee, Kyoung; Zhan, Chang-Guo; Cho, Hoon

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    Alginate is known to prevent elimination of Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms. Alginate lyase (AlgL) might therefore facilitate treatment of Pseudomonas aeruginosa-infected cystic fibrosis patients. However, the catalytic activity of wild-type AlgL is not sufficiently high. Therefore, molecular modeling and site-directed mutagenesis of AlgL might assist in enzyme engineering for therapeutic development. AlgL, isolated from Azotobacter vinelandii, catalyzes depolymerization of alginate via a β-elimination reaction. AlgL was modeled based on the crystal structure template of Sphingomonas AlgL species A1-III. Based on this computational analysis, AlgL was subjected to site-directed mutagenesis to improve its catalytic activity. The kcat/Km of the K194E mutant showed a nearly 5-fold increase against the acetylated alginate substrate, as compared to the wild-type. Double and triple mutants (K194E/K245D, K245D/K319A, K194E/K245D/E312D, and K194E/K245D/K319A) were also prepared. The most potent mutant was observed to be K194E/K245D/K319A, which has a 10-fold improved kcat value (against acetylated alginate) compared to the wild-type enzyme. The antibiofilm effect of both AlgL forms was identified in combination with piperacillin/tazobactam (PT) and the disruption effect was significantly higher in mutant AlgL combined with PT than wild-type AlgL. However, for both the wild-type and K194E/K245D/K319A mutant, the use of the AlgL enzyme alone did not show significant antibiofilm effect. PMID:27253324

  5. Transformation of Azotobacter vinelandii OP with a broad host range plasmid containing a cloned chromosomal nif-DNA marker.

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    Bingle, W H

    1988-05-01

    The non-nitrogen-fixing (Nif-) strain UW10 of Azotobacter vinelandii OP (UW) was naturally induced to competence and transformed with broad host range plasmid pKT210 containing the cloned wild-type nif-10 locus from A. vinelandii UW (Nif+); this marker was unable to complement the nif-10 mutation in trans, but could through recombination with the chromosome. The most frequent type of transformation event observed was recombination between the homologous regions of the plasmid and chromosome (producing Nif+ transformants) with loss of the plasmid vector. At a substantially lower frequency, transformants expressing the plasmid-encoded antibiotic resistance determinants were isolated which were phenotypically Nif-. Agarose gel electrophoresis showed that these transformants contained a plasmid migrating with the same mobility as the original donor plasmid. During culture these transformants acquired a Nif+ phenotype without the loss of the plasmid, as judged by the use of a hybridization probe specific for the cloned nif-DNA fragment. These data indicate that plasmids carrying sequences homologous to chromosomal sequences could be maintained in recombination-proficient A. vinelandii UW. The introduction of plasmids containing sequences homologous to chromosomal sequences was facilitated by prelinearization of the plasmid using a restriction endonuclease generating cohesive ends. Because the site of linearization could be chosen outside the region of shared homology, it was unlikely that the route of plasmid establishment occurred via a homology-facilitated transformation mechanism. The data also indicated that A. vinelandii UW could harbor broad host range cloning vectors based on plasmid RSF1010 without significant impairment of its nitrogen-fixation ability.

  6. Rapid Biosynthesis of AgNPs Using Soil Bacterium Azotobacter vinelandii With Promising Antioxidant and Antibacterial Activities for Biomedical Applications

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    Karunakaran, Gopalu; Jagathambal, Matheswaran; Gusev, Alexander; Torres, Juan Antonio Lopez; Kolesnikov, Evgeny; Kuznetsov, Denis

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    Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) are applied in various fields from electronics to biomedical applications as a result of their high surface-to-volume ratio. Even though different approaches are available for synthesis of AgNPs, a nontoxic method for the synthesis has not yet been developed. Thus, this study focused on developing an easy and ecofriendly approach to synthesize AgNPs using Azotobacter vinelandii culture extracts. The biosynthesized nanoparticles were further characterized by ultraviolet-visible (UV-Vis) spectroscopy, x-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared (FTIR), energy-dispersive spectrum, particle size distribution (PSD), and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). UV absorption noticed at 435 nm showed formation of AgNPs. The XRD pattern showed a face-centered cubic structure with broad peaks of 28.2°, 32.6°, 46.6°, 55.2°, 57.9°, and 67.8°. The FTIR confirmed the involvement of various functional groups in the biosynthesis of AgNPs. The PSD and TEM analyses showed spherical, well-distributed nanoparticles with an average size of 20-70 nm. The elemental studies confirmed the existence of pure AgNPs. The bacterial extract containing extracellular enzyme nitrate reductase converted silver nitrate into AgNPs. AgNPs significantly inhibited the growth of pathogenic bacteria such as Streptomyces fradiae (National Collection of Industrial Microorganisms (NCIM) 2419), Staphylococcus aureus (NCIM 2127), Escherichia coli (NCIM 2065), and Serratia marcescens (NCIM 2919). In addition, biosynthesized AgNPs were found to possess strong antioxidant activity. Thus, the results of this study revealed that biosynthesized AgNPs could serve as a lead in the development of nanomedicine.

  7. The signaling protein MucG negatively affects the production and the molecular mass of alginate in Azotobacter vinelandii.

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    Ahumada-Manuel, Carlos Leonel; Guzmán, Josefina; Peña, Carlos; Quiroz-Rocha, Elva; Espín, Guadalupe; Núñez, Cinthia

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    Azotobacter vinelandii is a soil bacterium that produces the polysaccharide alginate. In this work, we identified a miniTn5 mutant, named GG9, which showed increased alginate production of higher molecular mass, and increased expression of the alginate biosynthetic genes algD and alg8 when compared to its parental strain. The miniTn5 was inserted within ORF Avin07920 encoding a hypothetical protein. Avin07910, located immediately downstream and predicted to form an operon with Avin07920, encodes an inner membrane multi-domain signaling protein here named mucG. Insertional inactivation of mucG resulted in a phenotype of increased alginate production of higher molecular mass similar to that of mutant GG9. The MucG protein contains a periplasmic and putative HAMP and PAS domains, which are linked to GGDEF and EAL domains. The last two domains are potentially involved in the synthesis and degradation, respectively, of bis-(3'-5')-cyclic dimeric GMP (c-di-GMP), a secondary messenger that has been reported to be essential for alginate production. Therefore, we hypothesized that the negative effect of MucG on the production of this polymer could be explained by the putative phosphodiesterase activity of the EAL domain. Indeed, we found that alanine replacement mutagenesis of the MucG EAL motif or deletion of the entire EAL domain resulted in increased alginate production of higher molecular mass similar to the GG9 and mucG mutants. To our knowledge, this is the first reported protein that simultaneous affects the production of alginate and its molecular mass.

  8. Characterization of native strains of Azotobacter spp. and its effect on growth of Lycopersicon esculentum Mill. “tomato” in Lambayeque

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    Cynthia Escobar

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this research was characterize and determine the effect of native strains of Azotobacter spp. on the vegetative growth of Lycopersicon esculentum Mill. "Tomato" as an alternative to the indiscriminate use of chemical fertilizers. Samples were taken from roots and rhizosphere soil of vegetables from which dilutions (10-4 in Ashbysucrose broth and incubated at 30 ° C to observe a yellow color, turbidity and surface film. The genus Azotobacter was identified in mineral agar without nitrogen and Ashby-benzoate, obtaining 96 strains with a yield of 7.10 to 57.99 mgL-1 indoleacetic acid, 0.13 to 1.64 mgL-1 of fixed nitrogen as ammonium and up to 1.61% efficiency in the solubilization of phosphate Bayovar rock. It obtained a cell suspension (10 8 of each of the four strains with the highest values and inoculated independently and in consortium, as well as a combination with 50% urea-100 % phosphate rock in the rhizosphere of Rio Grande tomato, in a completely randomized design. The entire native strains increased height, root volume, total dry matter, shoot and root, compared with absolute control.

  9. Producción de un biofertilizante a partir de un aislamiento de Azotobacter nigricans obtenido en un cultivo de Stevia rebaudiana Bert

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    Daniel Borda-Molina

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    Full Text Available Bio-fertilizer production from an isolate of Azotobacter nigricans obtained from a plantation of Stevia rebaudiana Bert. Objective.To isolate nitrogen fixing bacteria to be used in a fertilization regime of an organic agriculture program. Materials and methods. Theisolation of nitrogen fixing bacteria was done in an Ashby-benzoate medium from soil of a Stevia rebaudiana plantation. Isolates identifiedas Azotobacter nigricans were evaluated by their growth kinetics and the strain with the fastest growth was used for the production of abiofertilizer by discontinuous fermentation. The preliminary evaluation of the biofertilizer was done by its inoculation into t hree ridges ofa plantation of S. rebaudiana and yield determination was based upon biomass production and glycoside concentration. Results. Twoisolates (A5 and A6 were identified as A. nigricans based on their phenotypic and genotypic characterization. Isolate A5 was selected forpreparing the biofertilizer because it showed a better stability, pigmentation, a faster growth rate (0.1405 h-1 exponential phase of 18 hoursand an average IAA production of 38.4 mg/ml after 150 hours. The bio-fertilizer was obtained in milk medium with a cell concentration of4x1012 CFU/ml. Conclusions. The preliminary field evaluation showed a positive correlation between the increase of the glycosideconcentration in the leaves of S. rebaudiana and a higher production of biomass in response to the bio-fertilizer application.

  10. Molecular Study of nifH1, nifH2, nifH3, nifU, nifV, VF Genes and Classical Approach Cared out to Identification of Azotobacter chrococcum from Soil

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    Adel Kamal Khider

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    Full Text Available The present study aimed to compare classical approach with molecular based method for identification of Azotobacter chrococcum from soil samples. A. chrococcum was isolated from soil source in Erbil city, Iraq. They were cultivated under laboratory conditions using Nitrogen free Azotobacter specific medium. A. chrococcum was present in all soil samples. result shows that A. chrococcum were rod shape, motility occur through the use of peritrichous flagella, cysts-forming, positive to oxidase, catalase and tryptophanase test, unable to liquefy gelatin, with insoluble brown or brown-black pigmentation and darken with age. Utilized starch, sucrose, mannitol and moloanat, but not rhamnose. molecular method based on detection of nifgenes have been successfully applied to describe A. chrococcum isolated from soil. The PCR products for nifH1 1102bp, nifH2 246bp, nifH3 128bp, nifU 930bp, nifV 1146bp and VF gene 594bp were detected on gel electrophoresis, while no bands observed for negative control. The isolated bacteria considered Azotobacte chrococcum belonging to Genus Azotobacter.

  11. Spectroscopic and functional characterization of iron-sulfur cluster-bound forms of Azotobacter vinelandii (Nif)IscA.

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    Mapolelo, Daphne T; Zhang, Bo; Naik, Sunil G; Huynh, Boi Hanh; Johnson, Michael K

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    The mechanism of [4Fe-4S] cluster assembly on A-type Fe-S cluster assembly proteins, in general, and the specific role of (Nif)IscA in the maturation of nitrogen fixation proteins are currently unknown. To address these questions, in vitro spectroscopic studies (UV-visible absorption/CD, resonance Raman and Mössbauer) have been used to investigate the mechanism of [4Fe-4S] cluster assembly on Azotobacter vinelandii(Nif)IscA, and the ability of (Nif)IscA to accept clusters from NifU and to donate clusters to the apo form of the nitrogenase Fe-protein. The results show that (Nif)IscA can rapidly and reversibly cycle between forms containing one [2Fe-2S](2+) and one [4Fe-4S](2+) cluster per homodimer via DTT-induced two-electron reductive coupling of two [2Fe-2S](2+) clusters and O(2)-induced [4Fe-4S](2+) oxidative cleavage. This unique type of cluster interconversion in response to cellular redox status and oxygen levels is likely to be important for the specific role of A-type proteins in the maturation of [4Fe-4S] cluster-containing proteins under aerobic growth or oxidative stress conditions. Only the [4Fe-4S](2+)-(Nif)IscA was competent for rapid activation of apo-nitrogenase Fe protein under anaerobic conditions. Apo-(Nif)IscA was shown to accept clusters from [4Fe-4S] cluster-bound NifU via rapid intact cluster transfer, indicating a potential role as a cluster carrier for delivery of clusters assembled on NifU. Overall the results support the proposal that A-type proteins can function as carrier proteins for clusters assembled on U-type proteins and suggest that they are likely to supply [2Fe-2S] clusters rather than [4Fe-4S] for the maturation of [4Fe-4S] cluster-containing proteins under aerobic or oxidative stress growth conditions.

  12. Hypothetical protein Avin_16040 as the S-layer protein of Azotobacter vinelandii and its involvement in plant root surface attachment.

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    Liew, Pauline Woan Ying; Jong, Bor Chyan; Najimudin, Nazalan

    2015-11-01

    A proteomic analysis of a soil-dwelling, plant growth-promoting Azotobacter vinelandii strain showed the presence of a protein encoded by the hypothetical Avin_16040 gene when the bacterial cells were attached to the Oryza sativa root surface. An Avin_16040 deletion mutant demonstrated reduced cellular adherence to the root surface, surface hydrophobicity, and biofilm formation compared to those of the wild type. By atomic force microscopy (AFM) analysis of the cell surface topography, the deletion mutant displayed a cell surface architectural pattern that was different from that of the wild type. Escherichia coli transformed with the wild-type Avin_16040 gene displayed on its cell surface organized motifs which looked like the S-layer monomers of A. vinelandii. The recombinant E. coli also demonstrated enhanced adhesion to the root surface.

  13. NifU and NifS are required for the maturation of nitrogenase and cannot replace the function of isc-gene products in Azotobacter vinelandii.

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    Johnson, D C; Dos Santos, P C; Dean, D R

    2005-02-01

    In recent years, it has become evident that [Fe-S] proteins, such as hydrogenase, nitrogenase and aconitase, require a complex machinery to assemble and insert their associated [Fe-S] clusters. So far, three different types of [Fe-S] cluster biosynthetic systems have been identified and these have been designated nif, isc and suf. In the present work, we show that the nif-specific [Fe-S] cluster biosynthetic system from Azotobacter vinelandii, which is required for nitrogenase maturation, cannot functionally replace the isc [Fe-S] cluster system used for the maturation of other [Fe-S] proteins, such as aconitase. The results indicate that, in certain cases, [Fe-S] cluster biosynthetic machineries have evolved to perform only specialized functions.

  14. Caracterización de cepas nativas de Azotobacter spp. y su efecto en el desarrollo de Lycopersicon esculentum Mill. “tomate” en Lambayeque

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    Cynthia Escobar

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de la presente investigación fue caracterizar y determinar el efecto de cepas nativas de Azotobacter spp. en el desarrollo vegetativo de Lycopersicon esculentum Mill. “tomate”, como una alternativa al uso indiscriminado de fertilizantes químicos. Se tomaron muestras de raíces y suelo rizosférico de hortalizas con las que se realizaron diluciones (10-4 en caldo Ashby-Sacarosa y se incubaron a 30 ºC hasta observar un color amarillo, turbidez y película superficial. El género Azotobacter se identificó en agar mineral sin nitrógeno y Ashby-Benzoato, obteniéndose 96 cepas con una producción de 7.10 a 57.99 mgL-1 de ácido indolacético, 0.13 a 1.64 mgL-1 de nitrógeno fijado como amonio y hasta 1.61 % de eficiencia en la solubilización de roca fosfórica de Bayóvar. Se obtuvo una suspensión celular (108 de cada una de las cuatro cepas con los mayores valores y se inocularon independientemente y en consorcio, así como una combinación con 50 % de urea-100 % de roca fosfórica, en la rizósfera de tomate cv. Río Grande, en un diseño experimental completamente aleatorio. Todas las cepas nativas incrementaron la altura, volumen radicular, materia seca total, parte aérea y radicular frente al testigo absoluto.

  15. Inoculation two azotobacter enhancing osmotic stress resistance and growth in wheat seedling%接种两种固氮菌增强小麦幼苗抗渗透胁迫及生长能力

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    刘华伟; 林晓军; 孙超; 李强; 杨呼; 郭蔼光

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    Aims The seedling stage is the key stage of matter and energy accumulation in the wheat life cycle. Therefore, drought during the seedling stage affects population formation in late stages. In this study, wheat seedlings were inoculated with azotobacters Azorhizobium caulinodans 'ORS571' and Azospirillum brasilense 'Yu62'. Methods Wheat seedlings germination was screened in normal conditions and with PEG 6000 osmotic stress using seedlings inoculated with azotobacters. Root volume, relative water content (RWC), proline content and soluble protein content of seedling laminas were determined under PEG drought stress using seedlings inoculated with azotobacters on laminas. Important findings The germination rate of wheat seedlings was significantly increased under drought stress when inoculated with azotobacters. Moreover, wheat seedlings inoculated with mixed azotobacters have more obvious growth promotion than when inoculated with a single azotobacter. The former laminas proline content, relative water content, proline content and soluble protein content had increased. The results showed that drought resistance of wheat seedlings was improved when inoculated with mixed azotobacters, which provided the foundation for further study of azotobacter-wheat interaction under drought stress.%苗期是小麦(Triticum aestivum)物质和能量积累的关键时期,苗期干旱影响小麦的后期群体建成.利用田菁茎瘤固氮根瘤菌(Azorhizobium caulinodans)‘ORS571’与巴西固氮螺菌(Azospirillum brasilense)‘Yu62’浸种侵染小麦和聚乙二醇(PEG)模拟渗透胁迫,研究渗透胁迫下接菌小麦种子的发芽状况;利用固氮菌涂抹小麦幼苗叶部,测定PEG模拟渗透胁迫下小麦幼苗根体积、叶片相对含水量、脯氨酸含量及可溶性蛋白含量,探究固氮菌增强小麦幼苗抗渗透胁迫的能力.结果表明,接种混合固氮菌后在渗透胁迫下小麦种子的发芽率明显提高;在渗透胁迫下叶部

  16. Final Report: The Rhizosphere Association of the Nitrogen Fixing Bacterial Species Azotobacter Paspali with the Tropical Grass Paspalum Notatum: Specificity of Colonization and Contribution to Plant Nutrition, July 1, 1995 - February 14, 1997

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    Kennedy, Christina K.

    1997-02-14

    The nitrogen fixing bacterium azotobacter paspali was first isolated from the roots of the sub-tropical grass, palpium notatum, and added to the clenus in 1996, by Dr. J. Dobereiner (Brazil). It is mentioned that this root association bacteria shows remarkable signs of host-plant specificity to one eco-type of this grass. This specificity is rare in non-symbiotic plant microbe interactions so far identified.

  17. Determinación del potencial promotor del crecimiento vegetal de Azotobacter spp. aislados de la rizósfera de malezas en cultivos de maíz (Zea mays L.

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    Luis H. León

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    Full Text Available Los fertilizantes químicos representan entre 20% y 30% de los costos de producción de un cultivo, utilizados correctamente incrementan la productividad y rentabilidad; sin embargo, cada año aumenta la cantidad de fertilizantes por aplicar, debido a la deficiencia de adsorción en el suelo y absorción por la planta. Siendo el maíz el tercer cultivo de importancia en Perú, con un impacto significativo en la actividad económica y social, en el 2014, solo el 40% del maíz ofertado correspondió a la producción nacional. En busca de alternativas para disminuir el uso de fertilizantes químicos se realizan investigaciones con denominadas rizobacterias promotoras del crecimiento vegetal (PGPR, por sus siglas en ingles. Se identificaron 37 malezas en cultivos de maíz procedentes de campos agrícolas de los distritos de Monsefú y Reque, Región Lambayeque, siendo dicotiledóneas predominantes con 68 % con respecto a monocotiledóneas con 32%. Las bacterias se aislaron de la rizósfera de malezas, obteniendo 305 cultivos puros de bacterias, de los cuales 133 cultivos puros (43,7% se identificaron como Azotobacter spp., investigándose su reacción bioquímica en reducción de nitratos, utilización de sacarosa, glucosa, maltosa, manitol, ramnosa, glicerol y sorbitol, identificándose A. vinelandii (58%, A. paspali (13%, A. armeniacus (8%, A. nigricans (8% y en 13 cultivos no se identificó la especie. Con los cultivos Azotobacter spp. se cuantificó hasta 36,03 ppm de nitrógeno fijado como amonio; 60,75 ppm de ácido indol acético y 6,06 ppm de fósforo solubilizado, se determinó actividad antagónica contra Fusarium verticillioides, proteolítica y quitinolítica y. El 20% de Azotobacter spp. no afectó la emergencia de maíz amarillo duro hibrido simple AGRI- 144, el 33 % la afectó positivamente y el 47% la afectó negativamente. A su vez, ningún Azotobacter spp. afectó la sobrevivencia. Demostrándose el potencial promotor del

  18. Azotobacter vinelandii lacking the Na(+)-NQR activity: a potential source for producing alginates with improved properties and at high yield.

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    Gaytán, Itzel; Peña, Carlos; Núñez, Cinthia; Córdova, María S; Espín, Guadalupe; Galindo, Enrique

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    The mutant ATCN4 strain of Azotobacter vinelandii, which lacks the Na(+)-NQR activity and results in an alginate overproduction (highly mucoid phenotype), was cultured in shake flasks in minimal and rich medium, and the chemical composition and rheological properties of the alginate were determined. Mutant ATCN4 exhibited a high efficiency for sucrose conversion to alginate and PHB accumulation, reaching yields that were 3.6- and 1.6-fold higher than those obtained from the wildtype cultures in minimal medium (Burk's sucrose, BS). The alginate produced by ATCN4 in the minimal medium had a high degree of acetylation (≥4 %) and a low G/M ratio (=2) with respect to the polymer synthesised in the rich medium (BS with yeast extract) (degree of acetylation = 0 % and G/M ratio of 4.5). The alginate produced in the minimal medium exhibited a pronounced pseudoplastic behaviour and a higher G* module in comparison to that observed in the alginate obtained in the cultures using a rich medium. The ATCN4 mutant culture in the minimal medium promoted the synthesis of a polymer of improved rheological quality in terms of its mechanical properties. These characteristics make this mutant a valuable source for producing alginates with improved or special properties.

  19. The acetylation degree of alginates in Azotobacter vinelandii ATCC9046 is determined by dissolved oxygen and specific growth rate: studies in glucose-limited chemostat cultivations.

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    Castillo, Tania; Galindo, Enrique; Peña, Carlos F

    2013-07-01

    Alginates are polysaccharides that may be used as viscosifiers and gel or film-forming agents with a great diversity of applications. The alginates produced by bacteria such as Azotobacter vinelandii are acetylated. The presence of acetyl groups in this type of alginate increases its solubility, viscosity, and swelling capability. The aim of this study was to evaluate, in glucose-limited chemostat cultivations of A. vinelandii ATCC9046, the influence of dissolved oxygen tension (DO) and specific growth rate (μ) on the degree of acetylation of alginates produced by this bacterium. In glucose-limited chemostat cultivations, the degree of alginate acetylation was evaluated under two conditions of DO (1 and 9 %) and for a range of specific growth rates (0.02-0.15 h⁻¹). In addition, the alginate yields and PHB production were evaluated. High DO in the culture resulted in a high degree of alginate acetylation, reaching a maximum acetylation degree of 6.88 % at 9 % DO. In contrast, the increment of μ had a negative effect on the production and acetylation of the polymer. It was found that at high DO (9 %) and low μ, there was a reduction of the respiration rate, and the PHB accumulation was negligible, suggesting that the flux of acetyl-CoA (the acetyl donor) was diverted to alginate acetylation.

  20. Purification and characterization of 2-keto-3-deoxy-6-phosphogluconate aldolase from Azotobacter vinelandii: evidence that the enzyme is bifunctional towards 2-keto-4-hydroxy glutarate cleavage.

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    Taha, T S; Deits, T L

    1994-04-15

    2-keto-3-deoxy-6-phosphogluconate aldolase (E.C. 4.1.2.14) has been purified in two chromatographic steps to 99% purity in 73% overall yield from Azotobacter vinelandii. The pure enzyme is a 70 kD trimeric Class I aldolase, inhibitable by bromopyruvate or pyruvate plus sodium borohydride, with a specific activity of 625 mumol per min per mg protein and a Km of 38 microM for 2-keto-3-deoxy-6-phosphogluconate. The enzyme also has 2-keto-4-hydroxy glutarate aldolase (E.C. 4.1.3.16) activity, with a specific activity of 4.8 mumol per min per mg protein and a Km of 39 microM. 2-keto-4-hydroxy glutarate inhibits the 2-keto-3-deoxy-6-phosphogluconate aldolase activity of the enzyme with an apparent Ki of 0.17 mM. Slow steps following formation of the Schiff base intermediate between KHG and the enzyme are responsible for both the slower turnover of this substrate and for its inhibitory effect.

  1. Evidence of reduced poly-B-hydroxybutyrate biosynthesis in free-living nitrogen-fixing bacteria, Azotobacter chroococcum, following acquired resistance to the fungicide captan.

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    Miclaus, N; Vannini, C; Celano, G; Piccolo, A; Simoncini, S

    1992-08-12

    Some biological activities of Azotobacter chroococcum, strain Azcap 1, (spontaneous mutant, captan resistant up to 300 micrograms/ml) were assayed on RM medium with and without the presence of the fungicide. Comparisons were also carried out with Az. chroococcum sensitive strains Azwt, Azcan 10 and 14. The hydrolysis of captan, incorporated in agar plates of RM at 100 micrograms/ml, was rapid, since on 4-day plates, no effect was found on the strain Azwt, while on freshly prepared ones its growth was completely blocked. As for Azcap 1, grown on RM only, the behaviour was similar to that of sensitive strains, whereas when grown on captan the results of experiments showed: (i) a lag of approximately 12 h to reach the maximum nitrogen-fixing activity; (ii) delay of 12-24 h in the full consumption of glucose present in the medium, although the invertase activity did not present differences; (iii) high ATP culture content during the 50 h of the experiment; (iv) approximately 6-10-fold lower production of PHB (poly-B-hydroxybutyrate); (v) lack of typical encystment phase, for the tested 96 h and reduced viability in developing colonies on agar RM medium. In contrast, when captan was added to cultural medium at sublethal concentration, 50 micrograms/ml for sensitive strain Azwt and 200 micrograms/ml for Azcap 1, the amount of glutathione produced (to remove the fungicide toxicity) was several times higher for the former.

  2. Characterization of a FeMo cofactor-deficient MoFe protein from a nifE-deleted strain (DJ35) of Azotobacter vinelandii

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    ZHAO Ying; BIAN Shaomin; ZHANG Chunxi; ZHOU Huina; WANG Huangping; ZHAO Jianfeng; HUANG Jufu

    2005-01-01

    A MoFe protein (ΔnifE Av1) with a purity of ~80% was purified from a nifE-deleted mutant of Azotobacter vinelandii DJ35. Compared with MoFe protein purified from wild-type strain OP (OP Av1), ΔnifE Av1 had the same subunits composition, and had immune reaction with antibody to OP Av1, but its relative mobility in anaerobic native polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (PAGE) was a little larger than that of OP Av1. Metal analysis showed that Mo and Fe contents of ΔnifE Av1 both apparently decreased. When complemented with OP Fe protein, ΔnifE Av1 had no C2H2-reduction activity, but it could be in vitro activated by FeMoco extracted from OP Av1. The circular dichroism (CD) spectrum of ΔnifE Av1 at ~450 nm was similar to that of OP Av1, while the EPR signal at g≈3.7 was absolutely silent, and the signal intensities at g≈4.3 and 2.0 decreased by 75% and 50%, respectively. The results indicated that ΔnifE Av1 purified from DJ35 was a FeMoco-deficient but P-cluster-con- taining MoFe protein.

  3. Establishment of phosphate-solubilizing strains of Azotobacter chroococcum in the rhizosphere and their effect on wheat cultivars under green house conditions.

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    Kumar, V; Behl, R K; Narula, N

    2001-01-01

    A pot experiment was conducted in the green house to investigate the establishment of phosphate solubilizing strains of Azotobacter chroococcum, including soil isolates and their mutants, in the rhizosphere and their effect on growth parameters and root biomass of three genetically divergent wheat cultivars (Triticum aestivum L.). Five fertilizer treatments were performed: Control, 90 kg N ha(-1), 90 kg N + 60 kg P2O5 ha(-1), 120 kg N ha(-1) and 120 kg N + 60 kg P2O5 ha(-1). Phosphate solubilizing and phytohormone producing parent soil isolates and mutant strains of A. chroococcum were isolated and selected by an enrichment method. In vitro phosphate solubilization and growth hormone production by mutant strains was increased compared with soil isolates. Seed inoculation of wheat varieties with P solubilizing and phytohormone producing A. chroococcum showed better response compared with controls. Mutant strains of A. chroococcum showed higher increase in grain (12.6%) and straw (11.4%) yield over control and their survival (12-14%) in the rhizosphere as compared to their parent soil isolate (P4). Mutant strain M37 performed better in all three varieties in terms of increase in grain yield (14.0%) and root biomass (11.4%) over control.

  4. Purification and Characterization of a New Heme-Binding Protein (HBP59) from the Mutant Strain DJ35 of Azotobacter vinelandii

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    Shao-Min Bian; Huang-Ping Wang; Hui-Na Zhou; Ying Zhao; Jian-Feng Zhao; Ju-Fu Huang

    2007-01-01

    A new protein, an approximately 59-kDa monomer containing iron atoms, was first isolated from the mutant strain DJ35 of Azotobacter vinelandli Lipmann. After analysis by matrix-assisted laser desorptlon ionization time-offlight mass spectrometry, the protein was identified as the product of a predicted gene. Thus, the protein was tentatively called HBP59. Its absorption spectra (ABS) in the reduced state exhibited three peaks at 421,517, and 556nm and the maximal peak was shifted from 421 to 413 nm after exposure of HBP59 to air. The Soret circular dichroism (CD) spectrum of HBP59 in the reduced state displayed four positive peaks at 364, 382, 406, and 418 nm and two negative peaks at 398 and 433 nm; the Δε (CD extinction coefficient) values of these peaks were found to be 0.92, 0.58, 0.87, 0.72, -0.65 and -1.12 L/mol per cm, respectively. Titration with heme showed that the protein has 0.1 heme molecules/protein molecule. After HBP59 had fully interacted with heme, its maximal ABS value and Soret CD intensity were increased by approximately 10-fold compared with values before interaction. Therefore, it seems that one molecule of HBP59 can be interacted with only one heme. These results indicate that HBP59 contains heme with iow spin and may be involved in heme utilization or adhesion.

  5. The production, molecular weight and viscosifying power of alginate produced by Azotobacter vinelandii is affected by the carbon source in submerged cultures

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    Mauricio A. Trujillo-Roldán

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    Full Text Available El alginato es un polímero lineal compuesto por ácidos 1,4 manurónico y su epímero, -L- gulurónico y con frecuencia se extrae de algas marinas, como también de bacterias como Azotobacter y Pseudomonas. En este trabajo, se presenta el impacto de diferentes fuentes de carbono convencionales y no convencionales en el crecimiento de A. vinelandii, producción de alginato, su peso molecular promedio (PMP y su capacidad viscosificante. Todos los experimentos se iniciaron con 20 g/L de azúcares totales, donde la más alta concentración de biomasa se obtuvo utilizando suero de leche hidrolizado y desproteinizado (6.67±0.72 g/L, y jugo de caña de azúcar (6.68±0.45 g/L. Sin embargo, la producción máxima de alginato se logró utilizando sacarosa (5.11±0.37 g/L, así como el más alto rendimiento de alginato y productividad específica. Por otra parte, el mayor PMP de alginato se obtuvo con jugo de caña de azúcar (1203±120 kDa. Además, la capacidad viscosificante más alta se obtuvo utilizando suero de leche desproteinizado e hidrolizado (23.8±2.6 cpsL/galg. Esta información sugiere que es posible manipular la productividad y las características moleculares de alginatos como función de la fuente de carbono utilizada. En conjunto con el conocimiento de los efectos de las condiciones ambientales se lograrían altos rendimientos de biopolímeros de alto valor agregado.

  6. The GacS/A-RsmA Signal Transduction Pathway Controls the Synthesis of Alkylresorcinol Lipids that Replace Membrane Phospholipids during Encystment of Azotobacter vinelandii SW136

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    Romero, Yanet; Guzmán, Josefina; Moreno, Soledad; Cocotl-Yañez, Miguel; Vences-Guzmán, Miguel Ángel; Castañeda, Miguel; Espín, Guadalupe; Segura, Daniel

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    Azotobacter vinelandii is a soil bacterium that undergoes a differentiation process that forms cysts resistant to desiccation. During encystment, a family of alkylresorcinols lipids (ARs) are synthesized and become part of the membrane and are also components of the outer layer covering the cyst, where they play a structural role. The synthesis of ARs in A. vinelandii has been shown to occur by the activity of enzymes encoded in the arsABCD operon. The expression of this operon is activated by ArpR, a LysR-type transcriptional regulator whose transcription occurs during encystment and is dependent on the alternative sigma factor RpoS. In this study, we show that the two component response regulator GacA, the small RNA RsmZ1 and the translational repressor protein RsmA, implicated in the control of the synthesis of other cysts components (i.e., alginate and poly-ß-hydroxybutyrate), are also controlling alkylresorcinol synthesis. This control affects the expression of arsABCD and is exerted through the regulation of arpR expression. We show that RsmA negatively regulates arpR expression by binding its mRNA, repressing its translation. GacA in turn, positively regulates arpR expression through the activation of transcription of RsmZ1, that binds RsmA, counteracting its repressor activity. This regulatory cascade is independent of RpoS. We also show evidence suggesting that GacA exerts an additional regulation on arsABCD expression through an ArpR independent route. PMID:27055016

  7. The composition and distribution of metal clusters in the MoFe protein from a nifZ deletion strain (DJ 194) of Azotobacter vinelandii

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    ZHOU Huina; ZHANG Chunxi; ZHAO Ying; BIAN Shaomin; REN Fei; WANG Huangping; HUANG Jufu

    2005-01-01

    Through the anaerobic chromatography on the columns of DEAE 52, Q-Sepharose and Sephacryl S-200, a nitrogenase MoFe protein (ΔnifZ Av1) was obtained from a nifZ deleted mutant of Azotobacter vinelandii (stain DJ194). The results of Western blotting after anoxic native electrophoresis and SDS-PAGE showed that ΔnifZ Av1 was similar to wild type MoFe protein (OP Av1) at the electrophoretic mobility, molecular weight and subunit composition. Furthermore, ΔnifZ Av1 was also similar to OP Av1 at the molybdenum content, EPR signal (g≈4.3, 3.65 and 2.01), and the molar extinction coefficient (Δε) of circular dichroism (CD) at 660 nm region. All of these indicated that, besides having the same α2β2 composition as OP Av1, the ΔnifZ Av1 also contained equal amount of reductive FeMoco in the spin state of S=3/2 to OP Av1. However, the iron content and substrate (C2H2, H+ and N2)-reduction activity of ΔnifZ Av1 were 74% and 46%―50% of those of OP Av1, respectively. Furthermore, the Δε at around 450 nm, which reflects P-cluster in Av1, was obviously lower than that of OP Av1. It suggested that the difference between ΔnifZ Av1 and OP Av1 resulted from P-cluster rather than FeMoco, and from the half number of P-cluster in ΔnifZ Av1, but the composition or redox state of P-cluster in ΔnifZ Av1 were not changed. Thus it could propose that ΔnifZ Av1 is composed of two different αβ subunit pairs. One is a FeMoco- and P-cluster-containing pair, and the other is a P-cluster-deficient but FeMoco-con- taining pair. Since the deletion of nifZ gene leads to the deficiency of only one of two P-clusters in a α2β2 tetramer, the assembly of P-cluster may not simply depend on one gene product, and so a possible mechanism of NifZ is supposed here.

  8. A metodologia de superfície de resposta como ferramenta para a avaliação da produção de alginato e poli-hidroxibutirato pela Azotobacter vinelandii = The response surface methodology as a tool for assessing the production of alginate and polyhydroxybutirate by Azotobacter vinelandii

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    Full Text Available O alginato é um polissacarídeo normalmente extraído de paredes celulares de algas marrons e utilizado nas indústrias de alimentos, farmacêuticas e biotecnológicas. A produção é concentrada no cultivo de algas marinhas marrons, mas várias bactérias do gênero Pseudomonas e Azotobacter produzem alginato. A estrutura química dos alginatosproduzidos por algas é similar a dos sintetizados pela A. vinelandii. Esta bactéria também produz polímeros intracelulares como o poli-hidroxibutirato (PHB, conhecido como bioplástico. Neste trabalho, estudou-se a produção simultânea do alginato e PHB pela A.vinelandii, utilizando-se sacarose e diferentes parâmetros de fermentação em agitador orbital rotatório. Os valores ótimos para produção destes compostos foram determinados pela MSR. O 1º experimento foi um planejamento fatorial fracionado 26-2. O 2º foi baseado nas variáveis significativas do 1º experimento, resultando em um planejamento fatorial completo 33-0. Verificou-se, do primeiro para o segundo, aumento na produtividade do PHB de 12 para 45 mg g-1 de célula h-1 e do alginato de 100 para 1.600 mg g-1 de célula h-1. Aprodutividade de ambos os compostos foi máxima na temperatura de incubação de 62ºC, no menor tempo de incubação (18h e na concentração de sacarose de 11 g L-1. Em ambos os experimentos, o PHB extraído apresentou pureza de 94%.Alginate is a polysaccharide extracted from cell walls of brown algae and used in the food, pharmaceuticals and biotech industries. Production is concentrated on the cultivation of brown seaweed, but several bacteria of the genus Pseudomonas and Azotobacter producealginate. The chemical structure of alginates produced by algae is similar to those synthesized by A. vinelandii. The bacteria also produce intracellular polymers such as polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB, known as bioplastic. This work studied the simultaneous alginate and PHB production by A. vinelandii using sucrose and

  9. HONGOS MICORRÍZICOS ARBUSCULARES, Azotobacter chroococcum, Bacillus megatherium Y FitoMas-E: UNA ALTERNATIVA EFICAZ PARA LA REDUCCIÓN DEL CONSUMO DE FERTILIZANTES MINERALES EN Psidium guajava, L. var. Enana Roja cubana

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    Full Text Available El trabajo experimental se desarrolló en la Unidad Básica de Producción Cooperativa (UBPC «Batalla de Jobito» ubicada en el municipio «El Salvador», provincia Guantánamo en el período comprendido entre los años 2007-2009. El objetivo de la investigación fue definir una alternativa de manejo nutricional basada en el empleo de hongos micorrízicos arbusculares (HMA, Azotobacter chroococcum , Bacillus megatherium y el fitoestimulante FitoMas-E, como vía factible para la reducción de la fertilización mineral en el cultivo de la guayaba Enana Roja cubana, sin afectaciones a los rendimientos. Para el montaje del experimento se combinaron 10 g.planta -1 de micorriza (especie: Glomus intraradices ; 2 L.ha -1 de AZOMEG [producto comercial compuesto por Azotobacter chroococcum (2x10 11 ufc x mL -1 y Bacillus megatherium (3.2x10 11 ufc x mL -1 ] y 1 L.ha -1 de FitoMas-E con la reducción gradual de la fertilización mineral de N y P; utilizando el 100, 75, 50 y 25 % respectivamente. Como variable respuesta se midieron la altura de las plantas, los pares de hojas, el número de brindillas, el número de flores y frutos, el diámetro polar y ecuatorial y peso promedio de los frutos; también se calcularon la pérdida de peso postcosecha y el rendimiento. Los resultados experimentales demostraron que la combinación del 75 % de la fertilización mineral con los biofertilizantes y el FitoMas-E fue superior al resto de los tratamientos en estudio para las variables evaluadas, así como posibilitó la reducción del 25 % de la fertilización mineral y obtener una mejor respuesta económica.

  10. Structure of C42D Azotobacter vinelandii FdI. A Cys-X-X-Asp-X-X-Cys motif ligates an air-stable [4Fe-4S]2+/+ cluster.

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    Jung, Y S; Bonagura, C A; Tilley, G J; Gao-Sheridan, H S; Armstrong, F A; Stout, C D; Burgess, B K

    2000-11-24

    All naturally occurring ferredoxins that have Cys-X-X-Asp-X-X-Cys motifs contain [4Fe-4S](2+/+) clusters that can be easily and reversibly converted to [3Fe-4S](+/0) clusters. In contrast, ferredoxins with unmodified Cys-X-X-Cys-X-X-Cys motifs assemble [4Fe-4S](2+/+) clusters that cannot be easily interconverted with [3Fe-4S](+/0) clusters. In this study we changed the central cysteine of the Cys(39)-X-X-Cys(42)-X-X-Cys(45) of Azotobacter vinelandii FdI, which coordinates its [4Fe-4S](2+/+) cluster, into an aspartate. UV-visible, EPR, and CD spectroscopies, metal analysis, and x-ray crystallography show that, like native FdI, aerobically purified C42D FdI is a seven-iron protein retaining its [4Fe-4S](2+/+) cluster with monodentate aspartate ligation to one iron. Unlike known clusters of this type the reduced [4Fe-4S](+) cluster of C42D FdI exhibits only an S = 1/2 EPR with no higher spin signals detected. The cluster shows only a minor change in reduction potential relative to the native protein. All attempts to convert the cluster to a 3Fe cluster using conventional methods of oxygen or ferricyanide oxidation or thiol exchange were not successful. The cluster conversion was ultimately accomplished using a new electrochemical method. Hydrophobic and electrostatic interaction and the lack of Gly residues adjacent to the Asp ligand explain the remarkable stability of this cluster.

  11. A T14C variant of Azotobacter vinelandii ferredoxin I undergoes facile [3Fe-4S]0 to [4Fe-4S]2+ conversion in vitro but not in vivo.

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    Gao-Sheridan, H S; Kemper, M A; Khayat, R; Tilley, G J; Armstrong, F A; Sridhar, V; Prasad, G S; Stout, C D; Burgess, B K

    1998-12-11

    [4Fe-4S]2+/+ clusters that are ligated by Cys-X-X-Cys-X-X-Cys sequence motifs share the general feature of being hard to convert to [3Fe-4S]+/0 clusters, whereas those that contain a Cys-X-X-Asp-X-X-Cys motif undergo facile and reversible cluster interconversion. Little is known about the factors that control the in vivo assembly and conversion of these clusters. In this study we have designed and constructed a 3Fe to 4Fe cluster conversion variant of Azotobacter vinelandii ferredoxin I (FdI) in which the sequence that ligates the [3Fe-4S] cluster in native FdI was altered by converting a nearby residue, Thr-14, to Cys. Spectroscopic and electrochemical characterization shows that when purified in the presence of dithionite, T14C FdI is an O2-sensitive 8Fe protein. Both the new and the indigenous clusters have reduction potentials that are significantly shifted compared with those in native FdI, strongly suggesting a significantly altered environment around the clusters. Interestingly, whole cell EPR have revealed that T14C FdI exists as a 7Fe protein in vivo. This 7Fe form of T14C FdI is extremely similar to native FdI in its spectroscopic, electrochemical, and structural features. However, unlike native FdI which does not undergo facile cluster conversion, the 7Fe form T14C FdI quickly converts to the 8Fe form with a high efficiency under reducing conditions.

  12. Further analysis of nitrogen fixation (nif) genes in Azotobacter chroococcum: identification and expression in Klebsiella pneumoniae of nifS, nifV, nifM, and nifB genes and localization of nifE/N-, nifU-, nifA- and fixABC-like genes.

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    Evans, D; Jones, R; Woodley, P; Robson, R

    1988-04-01

    The results presented extend previous investigations on the genetics of nitrogen fixation in Azotobacter chroococcum and indicate that nif- and fix-like DNA is located in at least five different regions of the genome. Region I contains functional copies of nifS,V and M, as well as nifH, D and K, all of which complemented mutants of Klebsiella pneumoniae. In addition, nifE- and/or nifN-like and nifU-like DNA is located in this region. The organization of the nif cluster in region I closely resembles that of K. pneumoniae. though spread over 22 kb as compared with 14 kb. Region II contains a functional nifB gene, which complemented a K. pneumoniae nifB mutant, and seems to be adjacent to ap nifA-like gene. Region III harbours nifH*, encoding a second nitrogenase Fe-protein. Region IV contains a reiteration of nifE- on and/or nifN-like sequences, and DNA homologous to Rhizobium meliloti fixABC is present in region V. The apparent complexity of nifDNA in A. chroococcum is probably related to the two systems for N2-fixation pr present in this organism.

  13. Escherichia coli contains a protein that is homologous in function and N-terminal sequence to the protein encoded by the nifS gene of Azotobacter vinelandii and that can participate in the synthesis of the Fe-S cluster of dihydroxy-acid dehydratase.

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    Flint, D H

    1996-07-05

    In this paper, I report the purification of a protein from Escherichia coli that is very similar in sequence, molecular weight, and the reactions it can catalyze to the protein encoded by the Azotobacter vinelandii nifS gene. This E. coli protein contains pyridoxal phosphate as a cofactor and catalyzes the removal of sulfur from cysteine to form alanine and S0. When dithiothreitol is present along with cysteine, the S0 formed is reduced to S2-. This protein has a reactive sulfhydryl group that is essential for activity. As isolated, this sulfhydryl group appears to be in a disulfide linkage with the sulfhydryl group from the phosphopantetheine moiety of the acyl carrier protein. The purified E. coli protein can mobilize the sulfur from cysteine and contribute it to the formation of a [4Fe-4S] cluster on the apoprotein of E. coli dihydroxy-acid dehydratase. A mechanism is proposed for the early stages of the synthesis of Fe-S clusters using this protein and sulfur in the S0 oxidation state.

  14. SYMBIOTIC EFFECTIVENESS OF RHIZOBIUM LEGUMINOSARUM BV. VICIAE WITH PEA PLANTS AS INFLUENCED BY AZOTOBACTER CHROOCOCCUM

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    Stefan Martyniuk

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    Full Text Available The aim of this work was to examine the effects of A. chroococcum on the proliferation of R. leguminosarum bv. viciae (Rlv in a solid-carrier inoculant and on symbiotic effectiveness of Rlv with pea plants grown under laboratory and field conditions. In a laboratory experiment it was found that proliferation of both bacterial species, Rlv and A. chroococcum, in the dual-culture inoculants was efficient, and that A. chroococcum had no adverse effects on the development of the rhizobia (Rlv in the solid-carrier inoculant. In a pot experiment the highest number of nodules was detected on roots of pea plants inoculated with the dual-culture inoculant containing Rlv and A. chroococcum, slightly lower numbers on pea roots inoculated with the mono-culture inoculum of Rlv and almost no nodules were found on the roots of pea un-inoculated (control treatment with the bacteria. In the micro-plot experiment conducted in the years 2011–2012 pre-sowing inoculation of pea seeds with the mono-culture inoculant of Rlv or with the mixed inoculant of Rlv and A. chroococcum slightly increased nodule numbers/plant, pod numbers/plant and seed numbers/pod, as compared to the un-inoculated control, but these differences were not reflected in pea seed yields/m2, which were similar in all treatments.

  15. Production of alginate by Azotobacter vinelandii grown at two bioreactor scales under oxygen-limited conditions.

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    Díaz-Barrera, Alvaro; Gutierrez, Javiera; Martínez, Fabiola; Altamirano, Claudia

    2014-06-01

    The oxygen transfer rate (OTR) was evaluated as a scale-up criterion for alginate production in 3- and 14-L stirred fermentors. Batch cultures were performed at different agitation rates (200, 300, and 600 rpm) and airflow rates (0.25, 0.5, and 1 vvm), resulting in different maximum OTR levels (OTRmax). Although the two reactors had a similar OTRmax (19 mmol L(-1) h(-1)) and produced the same alginate concentration (3.8 g L(-1)), during the cell growth period the maximum molecular weight of the alginate was 1,250 kDa in the 3-L stirred fermentor and 590 kDa in 14-L stirred fermentor. The results showed for the first time the evolution of the molecular weight of alginate and OTR profiles for two different scales of stirred fermentors. There was a different maximum specific oxygen uptake rate between the two fermenters, reaching 8.3 mmol g(-1) h(-1) in 3-L bioreactor and 10.6 mmol g(-1) h(-1) in 14-L bioreactor, which could explain the different molecular weights observed. These findings open the possibility of using [Formula: see text] instead of OTRmax as a scaling criterion to produce polymers with similar molecular weights during fermentation.

  16. The three-dimensional structure of lipoamide dehydrogenase from Azotobacter venelandii.

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    Schierbeek, Abraham Johan

    1988-01-01

    The phased translation function is a sinple arrd efficient algorithm that exploits prior phase information to solve the translation part of the molecular replacement problem. The prior phase information cones from isomorphous replacement in the cases we have tested; with the addition of even weak ph

  17. Azotobacter vinelandii metal storage protein: "classical" inorganic chemistry involved in Mo/W uptake and release processes.

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    Schemberg, Jörg; Schneider, Klaus; Fenske, Dirk; Müller, Achim

    2008-03-03

    The release of Mo (as molybdate) from the Mo storage protein (MoSto), which is unique among all existing metalloproteins, is strongly influenced by temperature and pH value; other factors (incubation time, protein concentration, degree of purity) have minor, though significant effects. A detailed pH titration at 12 degrees C revealed that three different steps can be distinguished for the Mo-release process. A proportion of approximately 15% at pH 6.8-7.0, an additional 25% at pH 7.2-7.5 and ca. 50% (up to 90% in total) at pH 7.6-7.8. This triphasic process supports the assumption of the presence of different types of molybdenum-oxide-based clusters that exhibit different pH lability. The complete release of Mo was achieved by increasing the temperature to 30 degrees C and the pH value to >7.5. The Mo-release process does not require ATP; on the contrary, ATP prevents, or at least reduces the degree of metal release, depending on the concentration of the nucleotide. From this point of view, the intracellular ATP concentration is suggested to play-in addition to the pH value-an indirect but crucial role in controlling the extent of Mo release in the cell. The binding of molybdenum to the apoprotein (reconstitution process) was confirmed to be directly dependent on the presence of a nucleotide (preferably ATP) and MgCl2. Maximal reincorporation of Mo required 1 mM ATP, which could partly be replaced by GTP. When the storage protein was purified in the presence of ATP and MgCl2 (1 mM each), the final preparation contained 80 Mo atoms per protein molecule. Maximal metal loading (110-115 atoms/MoSto molecule) was only achieved, if Mo was first completely released from the native protein and subsequently (re-) bound under optimal reconstitution conditions: 1 h incubation at pH 6.5 and 12 degrees C in the presence of ATP, MgCl2 and excess molybdate. A corresponding tungsten-containing storage protein ("WSto") could not only be synthesized in vivo by growing cells, but could also be constructed in vitro by a metalate-ion exchange procedure by using the isolated MoSto protein. The high W content of the isolated cell-made WSto (approximately 110 atoms/protein molecule) and the relatively low amount of tungstate that was released from the protein under optimal "release conditions", demonstrates that the W-oxide-based clusters are more stable inside the protein cavity than the Mo-oxide analogues, as expected from the corresponding findings in polyoxometalate chemistry. The optimized isolation of the W-loaded protein form allowed us to get single crystals, and to determine the crystal X-ray structure. This proved that the protein contains remarkably different types of polyoxotungstates, the formation of which is templated in an unprecedented process by the different protein pockets. (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2007, 46, 2408-2413).

  18. Evaluation of gene expression and alginate production in response to oxygen transfer in continuous culture of Azotobacter vinelandii.

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    Alvaro Díaz-Barrera

    Full Text Available Alginates are polysaccharides used as food additives and encapsulation agents in biotechnology, and their functional properties depend on its molecular weight. In this study, different steady-states in continuous cultures of A. vinelandii were established to determine the effect of the dilution rate (D and the agitation rate on alginate production and expression of genes involved in alginate polymerization and depolymerization. Both, the agitation and dilution rates, determined the partitioning of the carbon utilization from sucrose into alginate and CO2 under oxygen-limiting conditions. A low D (0.07 h(-1 and 500 rpm resulted in the highest carbon utilization into alginate (25%. Quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction was used to determine the transcription level of six genes involved in alginate polymerization and depolymerization. In chemostat cultures at 0.07 h(-1, the gene expression was affected by changes in the agitation rate. By increasing the agitation rate from 400 to 600 rpm, the algE7 gene expression decreased tenfold, whereas alyA1, algL and alyA2 gene expression increased between 1.5 and 2.8 times under similar conditions evaluated. Chemostat at 0.07 h(-1 showed a highest alginate molecular weight (580 kDa at 500 rpm whereas similar molecular weights (480 kDa were obtained at 400 and 600 rpm. The highest molecular weight was not explained by changes in the expression of alg8 and alg44 (genes involved in alginate polymerization. Nonetheless, a different expression pattern observed for lyases could explain the highest alginate molecular weight obtained. Overall, the results suggest that the control of alginate molecular weight in A. vinelandii cells growing in continuous mode is determined by a balance between the gene expression of intracellular and extracellular lyases in response to oxygen availability. These findings better our understanding of the biosynthesis of bacterial alginate and help us progress toward obtain tailor-made alginates.

  19. Evaluation of Gene Expression and Alginate Production in Response to Oxygen Transfer in Continuous Culture of Azotobacter vinelandii

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    Díaz-Barrera, Alvaro; Martínez, Fabiola; Guevara Pezoa, Felipe; Acevedo, Fernando

    2014-01-01

    Alginates are polysaccharides used as food additives and encapsulation agents in biotechnology, and their functional properties depend on its molecular weight. In this study, different steady-states in continuous cultures of A. vinelandii were established to determine the effect of the dilution rate (D) and the agitation rate on alginate production and expression of genes involved in alginate polymerization and depolymerization. Both, the agitation and dilution rates, determined the partitioning of the carbon utilization from sucrose into alginate and CO2 under oxygen-limiting conditions. A low D (0.07 h−1) and 500 rpm resulted in the highest carbon utilization into alginate (25%). Quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction was used to determine the transcription level of six genes involved in alginate polymerization and depolymerization. In chemostat cultures at 0.07 h−1, the gene expression was affected by changes in the agitation rate. By increasing the agitation rate from 400 to 600 rpm, the algE7 gene expression decreased tenfold, whereas alyA1, algL and alyA2 gene expression increased between 1.5 and 2.8 times under similar conditions evaluated. Chemostat at 0.07 h−1 showed a highest alginate molecular weight (580 kDa) at 500 rpm whereas similar molecular weights (480 kDa) were obtained at 400 and 600 rpm. The highest molecular weight was not explained by changes in the expression of alg8 and alg44 (genes involved in alginate polymerization). Nonetheless, a different expression pattern observed for lyases could explain the highest alginate molecular weight obtained. Overall, the results suggest that the control of alginate molecular weight in A. vinelandii cells growing in continuous mode is determined by a balance between the gene expression of intracellular and extracellular lyases in response to oxygen availability. These findings better our understanding of the biosynthesis of bacterial alginate and help us progress toward obtain tailor-made alginates. PMID:25162704

  20. Respuesta del garbanzo (Cicer arietinum L. a la inoculación con Azotobacter vineladii y Burkholderia cepacia a dosis reducida de fertilizante nitrogenado

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    Juan Manuel Sánchez-Yáñez

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available ResumenEl cultivo de garbanzo “Cicer arietinumL.” demanda fertilizante nitrogenado (FN, que aplicado en excesoprovoca pérdida de fertilidad del suelo y contaminación ambiental. Una alternativa para este problema es lareducción y optimización de la dosis de FN, con inoculantes a base de bacteriaspromotoras de crecimientovegetal (BPCV.Así, el objetivo de este trabajo fue analizar la respuesta del garbanzo a la inoculación conAzotobactervinelandiiyBurkholderiacepaciaa la dosis 50% del FN. Para ello se utilizó un diseñoexperimental de bloques al azar. Con nitrato de amonio (NO3NH4 como FN a las dosis 100% (10g/L y 50 %(5g/L para el garbanzo inoculado con las BPCV; con las variables/respuesta en su semilla: por ciento (% degerminación; luego su fenotípia y biomasa aérea y radical, los datos experimentales se analizaron por ANOVAy Tukey. Los resultados indicaron una respuesta positiva de la semilla de garbanzo a la doble inoculación conambas BPCV, al igual que aplántula y floración, donde el garbanzo alcanzo un peso seco total (PST de 0,82g, valor estadísticamente diferente y significativo, comparado con los 0,71g de PST del garbanzo sin inocularcon el FN al 100% o control relativo (CR. Lo anterior sugiereuna respuesta positiva del garbanzo queoptimizó la dosis 50% del FN, por una acción sinérgica de los dos géneros de BPCV en sus raíces, lo quepodría evitar en parte la perdida de fertilidad del suelo y la contaminación ambiental, por la aplicación enexceso del FN.

  1. The nifU, nifS and nifV gene products are required for activity of all three nitrogenases of Azotobacter vinelandii.

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    Kennedy, C; Dean, D

    1992-02-01

    Strains with mutations in 23 of the 30 genes and open reading frames in the major nif gene cluster of A. vinelandii were tested for ability to grow on N-free medium with molybdenum (Nif phenotype), with vanadium (Vnf phenotype), or with neither metal present (Anf phenotype). As reported previously, nifE, nifN, nifU, nifS and nifV mutants were Nif- (failed to grow on molybdenum) while nifM mutants were Nif-, Vnf- and Anf-. nifV, nifS, and nifU mutants were found to be unable to grow on medium with or without vanadium, i.e. were Vnf- Anf-. Therefore neither vnf nor anf analogoues of nifU, nifS, nifV or nifM are expected to be present in A. vinelandii.

  2. Oxygen transfer rate during the production of alginate by Azotobacter vinelandii under oxygen-limited and non oxygen-limited conditions

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    Peña Carlos F

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The oxygen transfer rate (OTR and dissolved oxygen tension (DOT play an important role in determining alginate production and its composition; however, no systematic study has been reported about the independent influence of the OTR and DOT. In this paper, we report a study about alginate production and the evolution of the molecular mass of the polymer produced by a wild-type A. vinelandii strain ATCC 9046, in terms of the maximum oxygen transfer rate (OTRmax in cultures where the dissolved oxygen tension (DOT was kept constant. Results The results revealed that in the two dissolved oxygen conditions evaluated, strictly controlled by gas blending at 0.5 and 5% DOT, an increase in the agitation rate (from 300 to 700 rpm caused a significant increase in the OTRmax (from 17 to 100 mmol L-1 h-1 for DOT of 5% and from 6 to 70 mmol L-1 h-1 for DOT of 0.5%. This increase in the OTRmax improved alginate production, as well as the specific alginate production rate (SAPR, reaching a maximal alginate concentration of 3.1 g L-1 and a SAPR of 0.031 g alg g biom-1 h-1 in the cultures at OTRmax of 100 mmol L-1 h-1. In contrast, the mean molecular mass (MMM of the alginate isolated from cultures developed under non-oxygen limited conditions increased by decreasing the OTRmax, reaching a maximal of 550 kDa at an OTRmax of 17 mmol L-1 h-1 . However, in the cultures developed under oxygen limitation (0.5% DOT, the MMM of the polymer was practically the same (around 200 kDa at 300 and 700 rpm, and this remained constant throughout the cultivation. Conclusions Overall, our results showed that under oxygen-limited and non oxygen-limited conditions, alginate production and its molecular mass are linked to the OTRmax, independently of the DOT of the culture.

  3. Respuesta del maíz (Zea mays L a la inoculación con Azotobacter sp y Burkholderia sp a dosis reducida de fertilizante nitrogenado

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    Juan Manuel Sánchez-Yáñez

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available La respuesta positiva del maíz a la inoculación con bacterias promotoras de crecimiento vegetal (BPCV comolos géneros bacterianos:Azotobactersp. yBurkholderiasp. endofita es una alternativa para la reducción yoptimización de la dosis del fertilizante nitrogenado (FN como el nitrato de amonio (NH4NO3, recomendadopara esta gramínea, sin afectar negativamente su crecimiento. El objetivo de este trabajo fue analizar larespuesta del maíz a la inoculación conAzotobactersp. yBurkholderiasp. ala dosis 50% del FN. Elexperimento se realizó bajo un diseño experimental de bloques al azar, mediante las variables respuesta paraanalizar el efecto de BPCV en el maíz: porcentaje de germinación (%; la fenotípia aérea y radical; y labiomasa: peso fresco aéreo (PFA y radical (PFR; el peso seco aéreo (PSA y radical (PSR. Los resultadosindicaron un efecto positivo de ambos géneros de BPCV en el maíz desde su germinación, a nivel de plántulay en floración. En el maíz coinoculado se registró un PSRde 7,03 g, valor estadísticamente significativocomparado con los 2,60 g de PSR del maíz sin inocular, alimentado con la dosis de FN recomendado,empleado como control relativo. Lo anterior sugiere una interacción sinérgica deAzotobactersp. yBurkhoderiasp. en la síntesis de sustancias promotoras de crecimiento vegetal (SPCV en maíz para optimizarla dosis reducida del FN y permitir su sano crecimiento.

  4. Respuesta del maíz (Zea mays L) a la inoculación con Azotobacter sp y Burkholderia sp a dosis reducida de fertilizante nitrogenado

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    La respuesta positiva del maíz a la inoculación con bacterias promotoras de crecimiento vegetal (BPCV) comolos géneros bacterianos:Azotobactersp. yBurkholderiasp. endofita es una alternativa para la reducción yoptimización de la dosis del fertilizante nitrogenado (FN) como el nitrato de amonio (NH4NO3), recomendadopara esta gramínea, sin afectar negativamente su crecimiento. El objetivo de este trabajo fue analizar larespuesta del maíz a la inoculación conAzotobactersp. yBurkholderiasp. ala d...

  5. The Effect of Inoculating Several Azotobacters with Sugarcane Varieties on Element NPK Accumulation%固氮菌接种对不同甘蔗品种 NPK 积累的影响

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    邢永秀; 莫遥; 罗丽静; 刘灵; 魏春燕; 杨丽涛; 李杨瑞

    2014-01-01

    甘蔗是需氮量较大的重要糖料作物,为了探讨固氮菌对不同甘蔗品种生长过程中的硝态氮、氮、磷和钾含量的影响,本试验采用固氮菌 DX120(A)、固氮菌296(B)和固氮螺菌(C)处理桶栽甘蔗品种 ROC22和B8.主要结果表明:不同固氮菌及组合处理后2个甘蔗品种叶片的硝态氮含量在8—11月总体上高于对照却低于肥料处理;接种固氮菌提高了2个甘蔗品种叶片中氮素的含量,且 A 和 AB 处理对 ROC22的效果较好, A 、C 和 AC 处理对 B8氮素含量的影响效果较好;磷元素含量在生长期不断提高,固氮菌处理有利于2个甘蔗品种磷素含量的积累;单个及多个组合固氮菌处理对2个甘蔗品种叶片钾元素的含量影响不明显.%Sugarcane is one of the world’s most important sugar crops.Sugarcane biological nitrogen fix-ation is a good way to reduce the amount of nitrogen fertilizer costs in the plantation management.In this study,in order to investigate the effects of nitrogen-fixing bacteria on the nitrate,nitrogen,phos-phorus and potassium content of different sugarcane varieties during the growth process,the nitrogen-fixing bacteria DX120 (A),nitrogen-fixing bacteria 296 (B)and Azospirillum spp.(C)were used to in-oculate the planted sugarcane varieties ROC22 and B8 in the barrel.The main results show that the con-trast of nitrate in the leaves inoculated nitrogen-fixing bacteria were higher than those of the control from August to November,but lower than those of the fertilizer treatments.The content of nitrate in CK and fertilizer treatments decreased greatly compared with the nitrogen-fixing bacteria treatments.As to the ROC22,the N content of A and AB treatment group were higher than the others,but to the B8, A,C and AC treatment effects on nitrogen content were obviously;The P content of two sugarcane cul-tivars inoculated nitrogen-fixing bacteria were higher than those of CK,but lower than those of the fer-tilizer treatment.The effects of single and multiple combinations of nitrogen-fixing bacteria treatment on the potassium content of the two sugarcane varieties were not obvious.The experiment results were use-ful for further application of nitrogen-fixing bacteria in sugarcane planting.

  6. Effect of Different Concentration of Azotobacter chroococcum Beijerinck on Hydroponic Lettuce%不同浓度的褐球固氮菌对水培生菜的影响

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    沈军; 武英霞; 杨帆; 张梦杰; 顾慧环

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    以美国大速生生菜为试材,在营养液中添加不同浓度的褐球固氮菌,研究了其对生菜叶片数、叶长、叶宽、茎粗、产量等形态指标和叶绿素、维生素C、硝态氮含量等生理指标的影响,为提高水培生菜的产量和品质提供参考依据.结果表明:施用褐球固氮菌均可以促进生菜的生长发育,其中以300倍和400倍效果最好;均降低了营养液的pH和显著降低了EC值;400倍液褐球固氮菌可以提高生菜的叶绿素含量,但显著增加了叶片中硝态氮的含量,500倍液褐球固氮菌可以极显著提高维生素C的含量.

  7. Isolation, Identification and Nitrogenase Activities of Mulberry Rhizosphere Azotobacter%桑树根际固氮细菌的分离鉴定及固氮酶活力测定

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    吴凡; 张楠; 张莎莎; 姜维; 刘训理

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    利用固氮细菌可降低桑园化肥使用量和提高桑叶产量与品质.采用选择性培养基,从桑树根际分离获得24个具有固氮能力的细菌分离株,以rep-PCR基因指纹分析聚类为18个聚类群.经固氮酶活性测定,PA19、PA2和PK1菌株具有较强的固氮酶活性.利用菌落形态特征观察及16S rDNA碱基序列测定和同源性分析,对3株细菌进行鉴定的结果是:PA19菌株为中慢生根瘤菌属(Mesorhizobium sp.),PA2菌株为假单胞菌属(Pseudomonas sp.),PK1菌株为土壤杆菌属(Agrobacterium sp.).

  8. 降香黄檀根际固氮菌分离鉴定及菌群活性研究%Screening and Identification of Azotobacter in Rhizosphere of Dalbergia odorifera and Research on Activities of Microflora

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    徐睿; 刘君昂; 罗娜; 邓雷; 刘慧娟; 周国英

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    利用Ashby培养基从不同林龄的降香黄檀根际土壤中分离高效固氮菌,为专用生物复合肥的研制提供理论基础.固氮酶活在75.30~432.76 nmol h-1 ml-1之间的菌株有21株,其中菌株JT-N305的固氮酶活最高.其中15株菌株具有分泌IAA的能力,其分泌量在9.76~41.21 μg ml-1.结合形态学、生理生化特性及16S rDNA序列分析,初步鉴定JT-N301属于Burk holde ria anthina、JT-N304属于Enterobacter ludwigii、JT-N305属于Burk holde riase minal is.菌群的研究表明:3株菌株混菌培养,其固氮酶活高达498.66 nmol h-1 ml-1;相对于其它氮源而言,菌群更易于吸收铵盐;而菌群的最佳碳源为葡萄糖.

  9. Effect of azotobacter,slurry and their combination on economic characters and yield of maize%菌剂、沼液及其复配对玉米经济性状和产量的影响

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    贺国强; 邓志平; 刘展志; 谢剑波; 李朋飞; 董仁杰; 庞昌乐; 陈三凤

    2011-01-01

    本试验旨在研究菌剂、沼液及其复配对玉米经济性状和产量的影响。用固氮芽孢杆菌W6、巴西固氮螺菌Yu62及固氮巨大芽孢杆菌C4这3种固氮菌分别接种,并与沼液复配后接种玉米,以及这3种固氮菌与解磷假单胞菌S20组成的的4种微生物复合菌剂单独或与沼液复配后接种玉米。结果表明:除百粒重外,单菌剂处理组、沼液处理组及二者复配处理组均较清水组在玉米经济性状及单产方面表现优良。各单菌剂处理组中,固氮巨大芽孢杆菌C4效果较佳,相对于清水处理组,干穗单产增产10.47%。沼液与菌剂配合使用处理玉米的效果要优于相应菌剂单独处理%The aim of this research was to study the effect of microbes,biogas slurry and their combination on the economic characters and yield of maize.The nitrogen-fixing bacteria Bacillus megaterium C4,Bacillus sp.W6,Azospirillum brasilense Yu62,the combination of nitrogen-fixing bacteria with Pseudomonas alealigenes S20 and the combination of bacteria with the biogas slurry were applied to maize in the field.Experimental results showed that the treatments of either single bacterium,biogas slurry or their combination gave a more excellent performance than water treatment in terms of maize yield and economic characteristics except kernel weight,Bacteria treatment groups,especially with C4,gave a 10% higher dry ear yield compared to the water treatment group.The combination of biogas slurry with these bacteria was superior to individual use on maize.In particular,the combined biogas slurry with microbial agent C4 had increases of 2.17% kernel weight,25.15% dry ear yield and 12.47% grain yield comparing to the water treatment.

  10. Comparison of the sequences of the Aspergillus nidulans hxB and Drosophila melanogaster ma-l genes with nifS from Azotobacter vinelandii suggests a mechanism for the insertion of the terminal sulphur atom in the molybdopterin cofactor.

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    Amrani, L; Primus, J; Glatigny, A; Arcangeli, L; Scazzocchio, C; Finnerty, V

    2000-10-01

    The molybdopterin cofactor (MoCF) is required for the activity of a variety of oxidoreductases. The xanthine oxidase class of molybdoenzymes requires the MoCF to have a terminal, cyanolysable sulphur ligand. In the sulphite oxidase/nitrate reductase class, an oxygen is present in the same position. Mutations in both the ma-l gene of Drosophila melanogaster and the hxB gene of Aspergillus nidulans result in loss of activities of all molybdoenzymes that necessitate a cyanolysable sulphur in the active centre. The ma-l and hxB genes encode highly similar proteins containing domains common to pyridoxal phosphate-dependent cysteine transulphurases, including the cofactor binding site and a conserved cysteine, which is the putative sulphur donor. Key similarities were found with NifS, the enzyme involved in the generation of the iron-sulphur centres in nitrogenase. These similarities suggest an analogous mechanism for the generation of the terminal molybdenum-bound sulphur ligand. We have identified putative homologues of these genes in a variety of organisms, including humans. The human homologue is located in chromosome 18.q12.

  11. The gram-negative bacterium Azotobacter chroococcum NCIMB 8003 employs a new glycoside hydrolase family 70 4,6-α-glucanotransferase enzyme (GtfD) to synthesize a reuteran like polymer from maltodextrins and starch

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    Gangoiti, Joana; van Leeuwen, Sander S; Vafiadi, Christina; Dijkhuizen, Lubbert

    2016-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Originally the glycoside hydrolase (GH) family 70 only comprised glucansucrases of lactic acid bacteria which synthesize α-glucan polymers from sucrose. Recently we have identified 2 novel subfamilies of GH70 enzymes represented by the Lactobacillus reuteri 121 GtfB and the Exiguobacteri

  12. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-XTRO-01-0305 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-XTRO-01-0305 ref|ZP_00419399.1| Heavy metal efflux pump CzcA [Azotobacter vine...landii AvOP] gb|EAM04226.1| Heavy metal efflux pump CzcA [Azotobacter vinelandii AvOP] ZP_00419399.1 0.0 77% ...

  13. 高寒地区燕麦根际联合固氮菌研究Ⅲ固氮菌对燕麦生长的影响及其固氮量测定%Associative nitrogen-fixing bacteria in the rhizosphere of Avena sativa in an alpine region Ⅲ Effect on Avena sativa growth and quantification of nitrogen fixed

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    姚拓; 蒲小鹏; 张德罡; 李金花

    2004-01-01

    利用稳定性15N同位素稀释法研究了接种固氮菌株对燕麦生长的影响及固氮量.结果表明,接种不同供试固氮菌株对燕麦生长的影响不同,大多数菌株明显促进燕麦生长(株高、根长、根表面积和生物量),部分菌株则对燕麦生长影响不明显.菌株固氮百分率和固氮量差异较大,固氮百分率为13.78%~63.96%,大于50%的有5株(Azotobacter sp.ChO7、Pseudomonas sp.ChO3、Azotobacter sp.ChO4、Azotobacter sp.ChO5和Azospirillum lipoferum ChO6);固氮量为0.065 3~0.315 8 mg/株,Azotobacter sp.ChO4最高,其次是 Pseudomonas sp.ChO3、Azotobacter sp.ChO7、Azotobacter sp.ChO5和A. lipoferum ChO6等.综合固氮量和对燕麦生长影响认为,菌株A. lipoferum ChO6、Azotobacter sp.ChO4、Pseudomonas sp. ChO3、Azotobacter sp.ChO5和Azotobacter sp.ChO7等可作为燕麦固氮菌肥研制的菌种.

  14. Alterations in seedling vigour and antioxidant enzyme activities in Catharanthus roseus under seed priming with native diazotrophs

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    KARTHIKEYAN B.; JALEEL C.A.; GOPI R.; DEIVEEKASUNDARAM M.

    2007-01-01

    An experiment was conducted on Catharanthus roseus to study the effect of seed treatments with native diazotrophs on its seedling growth and antioxidant enzyme activities. The treatments had significant influence on various seedling parameters.There is no significant influence on dry matter production with the diazotrophs, Azospirillum and Azotobacter. However, the vital seedling parameters such as germination percentage and vigour index were improved. Azotobacter treatment influenced maximum of 50% germination, whereas Azospirillum and Azotobacter were on par with C. roseus with respect to their vigour index. There was significant difference in the population of total diazotrophs. Azospirillum and Azotobacter between rhizosphere and non-rhizosphere soils of C. roseus had the same trend and were observed at various locations of the study. The activities of antioxidant enzymes such as superoxide dismutase (SOD), peroxidase (POX) and catalase (CAT) were increased to a significant extent due to the treatment with diazotrophs.

  15. Associative nitrogen-fixing bacteria in the rhizosphere of Avena sativa in an alpine region ⅡPhosphate-solubilizing power and auxin production%高寒地区燕麦根际联合固氮菌研究Ⅱ固氮菌的溶磷性和分泌植物生长素特性测定

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    姚拓

    2004-01-01

    对分离自高寒地区燕麦根际的8株联合固氮菌株溶磷性和分泌植物生长素特性进行了测定,结果表明,菌株Azotobacter sp.ChO4、Azotobacter sp.ChO5和Azospirillus lipoferum ChO6具有溶磷能力,但溶磷强度差异较大 (83.8~103.5 μg/mL),Azospirillus lipoferum ChO6溶磷能力较Azotobacter sp.ChO5和Azotobacter sp.ChO4强;8株菌株均具有分泌植物生长素特性,但能力差异较大 (2.16~17.31 μg/mL),只有Pseudomonas sp.ChO3和Azospirillus lipoferum ChO6分泌IAA的浓度较高(大于10 μg/mL).研究认为,菌株Pseudomonas sp.ChO3、Azotobacter sp.ChO4、Azotobacter sp.ChO5、Azospirillus lipoferum ChO6和Azospirillus brasilense ChO8等在燕麦菌肥研制方面具有较大的开发潜力.

  16. Evaluación de la asociación bacterias fijadoras de nitrógeno - líneas interespecíficas de arroz-nitrógeno, en Typic haplustalf. Ibagué, Colombia Evaluation of the association nitrogen fixing bacterias interspecific - rice lines - nitrogen, in typic haplustalf. Ibagué, Colombia

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    Margarita M Vallejo

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available El estudio se llevó a cabo en la hacienda Cauchitos, municipio de Ibagué, departamento del Tolima (Norte 4° 23' 51" y Oeste 75° 9' 7", 979 msnm, 24.3°C, bosque seco tropical (bs-T, con el objetivo de evaluar las asociaciones entre bacterias fijadoras de nitrógeno con inóculo y sin él en diez líneas interespecíficas de arroz, con tres dosis de nitrógeno (0%, 50% y 100% de 250 kg/ha-1 y tres repeticiones por tratamiento. La inoculación se realizó con 1 cm³ de unidades formadoras de colonias por 250 g de semilla de cada cultivar. Se aislaron 2.260 bacterias de los géneros Azotobacter spp y Azospirillum spp, se identificaron las especies A. brasilense, A. lipoferum, A. amazonense y del género Azotobacter las especies A. chroococcum, A. vinelandii, A. paspali y A. beijerinckii. Respecto al inóculo no se encontraron diferencias significativas al realizar su aplicación, se determinó que Azotobacter spp y Azospirillum spp fueron géneros típicos de la flora bacteriana en el cultivo del arroz y en condiciones de campo hubo efecto de los tratamientos en la flora bacteriana, y Azotobacter spp fue el predominante en cada uno de los tratamientos.The study was carried out at the Cauchitos farm, Ibague municipality department of Tolima, with bounds: North 4°23'51" and west 75°9'7", 979 ansm, the average temperature is 24,3°C, tropical dry forest (bs-t in the Holdridge classification. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the association between the nitrogen fixation bacteries with and without inoculo in 10 interespecific rice lines with three nitrogen dosis (0, 50 and 100% de 250 kg/ ha-1 and three repetitions. The inoculation was realized with 10(8 former units of colonies per millimeter. 2.260 bacteries of the generums Azotobacter spp y Azospirrillum spp., and identification the species: Azospirillum brasilense, Azospirillum lipoferum, Azospirillum amazonense, were identified and from the genus Azotobacter were identified the

  17. The level of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase activity strongly influences xylose fermentation and inhibitor sensitivity in recombinant Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains

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    Jeppsson, M.; Johansson, B.; Jensen, Peter Ruhdal;

    2003-01-01

    transhydrogenase (TH) from Azotobacter vinelandii has previously been shown to transfer NADPH and NAD(+) into NADP(+) and NADH, and TH-overproduction resulted in lower xylitol yield and enhanced glycerol yield during xylose utilization. Strains with low G6PDH-activity grew slower in a lignocellulose hydrolysate...

  18. The Nifl PAS domain: Insight into its structure and function

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    Hefti, M.H.

    2003-01-01

    Azotobacter vinelandii is an aerobic soil-dwelling organism with a wide variety of metabolic capabilities which include the ability to fix atmospheric nitrogen by converting it to ammonia. The biosynthesis of ammonia is controlled by 15 to 20 different nif gene products. The activation of nif gene e

  19. Studies on the structure and function of pyruvate dehydrogenase complexes

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    Abreu, de R.A.

    1978-01-01

    The aim of the present investigation was to obtain more information of the structure and function of the pyruvate dehydrogenase complexes from Azotobacter vinelandii and Escherichia coli.In chapter 2 a survey is given of the recent literature on pyruvate dehydrogenase complexes.In chapter 3 results

  20. Genotypic Characterization of Azotobacteria Isolated from Argentinean Soils and Plant-Growth-Promoting Traits of Selected Strains with Prospects for Biofertilizer Production

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    Esteban Julián Rubio

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The genetic diversity among 31 putative Azotobacter isolates obtained from agricultural and non-agricultural soils was assessed using rep-PCR genomic fingerprinting and identified to species level by ARDRA and partial 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis. High diversity was found among the isolates, identified as A. chroococcum, A. salinestris, and A. armeniacus. Selected isolates were characterized on the basis of phytohormone biosynthesis, nitrogenase activity, siderophore production, and phosphate solubilization. Indole-3 acetic-acid (IAA, gibberellin (GA3 and zeatin (Z biosynthesis, nitrogenase activity, and siderophore production were found in all evaluated strains, with variation among them, but no phosphate solubilization was detected. Phytohormones excreted to the culture medium ranged in the following concentrations: 2.2–18.2 μg IAA mL−1, 0.3–0.7 μg GA3 mL−1, and 0.5–1.2 μg Z mL−1. Seed inoculations with further selected Azotobacter strains and treatments with their cell-free cultures increased the number of seminal roots and root hairs in wheat seedlings. This latter effect was mimicked by treatments with IAA-pure solutions, but it was not related to bacterial root colonization. Our survey constitutes a first approach to the knowledge of Azotobacter species inhabiting Argentinean soils in three contrasting geographical regions. Moreover, this phenotypic characterization constitutes an important contribution to the selection of Azotobacter strains for biofertilizer formulations.

  1. Surfing the free energy landscape of flavodoxin folding

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    Bollen, Y.J.M.

    2004-01-01

    The research described in this thesis has been carried out to obtain a better understanding of the fundamental rules describing protein folding. Protein folding is the process in which a linear chain of amino acids contracts to a compact state in which it is active. Flavodoxin from Azotobacter vinel

  2. Assessing the Effect of Organic Compounds, Biofertilizers and Chemical Fertilizers on Morphological Properties,yield and Yield Components of Forage Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor

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    A.H Saeidnejad

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Recently, using the source of organic fertilizers and biofertilizers in sustainable crop production is growing. In order to evaluate the effect of organic compounds, biofertilizers and chemical fertilizer on morphological properties, yield and yield components of forage Sorghum (sorghum bicolor a field experiment was conducted in the Research Farm, College of Agriculture, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad in 2008.The treatments were seed inoculation with the combination of Azotobacter chroococcum and Azospirillum brasilense, Compost (15 t/ha, Vermicompost (10 t/ha, seed inoculation with Azotobacter and Azospirillum and compost (10t/ha, seed inoculation with Azotobacter chroococcum and Azospirillum brasilense and Vermicompost (7t/ha, seed inoculation with Pseudomonas flurescence, seed inoculation with Pseudomonas flurescence and Azotobacter chroococcum and Azospirillum brasilense combination, seed inoculation with Pseudomonas flurescence and compost (15t/ha, chemical fertilizer (80 kg/h urea fertilizer and 50 kg/h super phosphate fertilizer and control. Harvesting was performed in 2 cuts in flowering stage. Plant height, number of tiller per plant and SPAD reading was significantly affected by the treatments. Stem diameter was not affected by any treatments. There was a significant difference among all treatments in terms of fresh and dry forage yield. There were no significant differences among all treatments in terms of stem and leaf dry matter. In general, result of this experiment indicated that organic amendments and biofertilizers could be acceptable alternatives for chemical fertilizers.

  3. Functional and structural characterization of a synthetic peptide representing the N-terminal domain of prokaryotic pyruvate dehydrogenase

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    Hengeveld, A.F.; Mierlo, van C.P.M.; Hooven, van den H.W.; Visser, A.J.W.G.; Kok, de A.

    2002-01-01

    A synthetic peptide (Nterm-E1p) is used to characterize the structure and function of the N-terminal region (amino acid residues 4-45) of the pyruvate dehydrogenase component (E1p) from the pyruvate dehydrogenase multienzyme complex (PDHC) from Azotobacter vinelandii. Activity and binding studies es

  4. Beneficial cyanobacteria and eubacteria synergistically enhance bioavailability of soil nutrients and yield of okra

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    Mallappa Manjunath

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available Microorganisms in the rhizosphere mediate the cycling of nutrients, their enhanced mobilisation and facilitate their uptake, leading to increased root growth, biomass and yield of plants. We examined the promise of beneficial cyanobacteria and eubacteria as microbial inoculants, applied singly or in combination as consortia or biofilms, to improve growth and yields of okra. Interrelationships among the microbial activities and the micro/macro nutrient dynamics in soils and okra yield characteristics were assessed along with the changes in the soil microbiome. A significant effect of microbial inoculation on alkaline phosphatase activity was recorded both at the mid-crop and harvest stages. Microbial biomass carbon values were highest due to the Anabaena sp. - Providencia sp. (CR1 + PR3 application. The yield of okra ranged from 444.6–478.4 g−1 plant and a positive correlation (0.69 recorded between yield and root weight. The application of Azotobacter led to the highest root weight and yield. The concentration of Zn at mid-crop stage was 60–70% higher in the Azotobacter sp. and Calothrix sp. inoculated soils, as compared to uninoculated control. Iron concentration in soil was more than 2–3 folds higher than control at the mid-crop stage, especially due to the application of Anabaena-Azotobacter biofilm and Azotobacter sp. Both at the mid-crop and harvest stages, the PCR-DGGE profiles of eubacterial communities were similar among the uninoculated control, the Anabaena sp. - Providencia sp. (CW1 + PW5 and the Anabaena-Azotobacter biofilm treatments. Although the profiles of the Azotobacter, Calothrix and CR1 + PR3 treatments were identical at these stages of growth, the profile of CR1 + PR3 was clearly distinguishable. The performance of the inoculants, particularly Calothrix (T6 and consortium of Anabaena and Providencia (CR1 + PR3; T5, in terms of microbiological and nutrient data, along with generation of distinct PCR-DGGE profiles

  5. Evaluation of the association nitrogen fixing bacterias interspecific – rice lines – nitrogen, in typic haplustalf. Ibagué, Colombia Evaluación de la asociación bacterias fijadoras de nitrógeno – líneas interespecíficas de arroz–nitrógeno, en Typic haplustalf. Ibagué, Colombia

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    Bonilla Correa Carmen Rosa

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available The study was carried out at the Cauchitos farm, Ibague municipality department of Tolima, with bounds: North 4°23'51"; and west 75°9'7";, 979 ansm, the average temperature is 24,3°C, tropical dry forest (bs–t in the Holdridge classification. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the association between the nitrogen fixation bacteries with and without inoculo in 10 interespecific rice lines with three nitrogen dosis (0, 50 and 100% de 250 kg/ ha–1 and three repetitions. The inoculation was realized with 108 former units of colonies per millimeter. 2.260 bacteries of the generums Azotobacter spp y Azospirrillum spp., and identification the species: Azospirillum brasilense, Azospirillum lipoferum, Azospirillum amazonense, were identified and from the genus Azotobacter were identified the species: A. choroococcum, A. vinelandii, A. paspali and A. veijerinckii. Weren't found none significative differences after the inoculation. Azotobacter spp and Azospirillum spp. were typical generums of the bacterian flora in the rice plantation and in field conditions were effect of the treatment effects in the bacterian . The Azotobacter spp was the predominant in generum in each one of the treatments.El estudio se llevó a cabo en la hacienda Cauchitos, municipio de Ibagué, departamento del Tolima (Norte 4° 23' 51"; y Oeste 75° 9' 7";, 979 msnm, 24.3°C, bosque seco tropical (bs–T, con el objetivo de evaluar las asociaciones entre bacterias fijadoras de nitrógeno con inóculo y sin él en diez líneas interespecíficas de arroz, con tres dosis de nitrógeno (0%, 50% y 100% de 250 kg/ha–1 y tres repeticiones por tratamiento. La inoculación se

  6. BIOFERTILIZANTES, UNA ALTERNATIVA PROMISORIA PARA LA PRODUCCIÓN HORTÍCOLA EN ORGANOPÓNICOS

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    Elein Terry

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Con el objetivo de evaluar el efecto agrobiológico de dos biofertilizantes, se estudió la influencia de la inoculación simple y combinada de Azotobacter chroococcum y hongos formadores de micorrizas arbusculares, en los cultivos hortícolas de tomate, lechuga, habichuela y rabanito, evaluándose la efectividad de estos bioproductos sobre el crecimiento, desarrollo y rendimiento de estas especies. Los resultados mostraron un efecto positivo de la inoculación de estos microorganismos en los diferentes parámetros evaluados, siendo la inoculación mixta (Glomus clarum-Azotobacter chroococcum la que brindó los resultados más efectivos, lo que demuestra que ambos microorganismos funcionaron de forma sinérgica cuando se añadieron simultáneamente.

  7. Long-term effect of mineral fertilizers and amendments on microbial dynamics in an alfisol of Western Himalayas.

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    Mahajan, S; Kanwar, S S; Sharma, S P

    2007-03-01

    The microbial dynamics expressed in terms of culturable microbial populations i.e. bacteria, fungi, actinomycetes and Azotobacter were measured after 33 years of continuous application of mineral fertilizers and amendments to an acid alfisol. The bacterial, fungal and Azotobacter populations were maximum in plots treated with mineral fertilizers and FYM (100%NPK+FYM) while actinomycetes population was maximum in mineral fertilizes and lime treated plots (100%NPK+Lime). The bacterial population decreased and fungal population increased with increasing levels of NPK i.e. from 50% to 150%NPK. Bacillus species of bacteria and Gliocladium, Aspergillus and Rhizopus species of fungi were the main dominating culturable microorganisms in all the treatments. The FYM and lime amended plots sustained crop productivity and microbial populations at higher levels than rest of the mineral fertilizer treatments. The nitrogenous fertilizers alone had the most deleterious effect on crop productivity and the biological soil environment.

  8. Effects of Rhamnolipid and Microbial Inoculants on the Vermicomposting of Green Waste with Eisenia fetida

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    Yu, Xin; Li, Suyan; Sun, Xiangyang; Wang, Xinyu

    2017-01-01

    The effects of adding the biosurfactant rhamnolipid, the lignolytic and cellulolytic fungus Phanerochete chrysosporium, and the free-living nitrogen-fixing bacterium Azotobacter chrococcum on vermicomposting of green waste with Eisenia fetida was investigated. The addition of rhamnolipid and/or either microorganism alone or in all combinations significantly increased E. fetida growth rate, the number of E. fetida juveniles and cocoons, the population densities of cellulolytic fungi and Azotobacter bacteria, and cellulase and urease activities in the vermicomposts. The quality of the final vermicompost (in terms of electrical conductivity, nutrient content, C/N ratio, humic acid content, lignin and cellulose contents, and phytotoxicity to germinating seeds) was enhanced by addition of rhamnolipid and/or microorganisms. The physical characteristics of vermicomposts produced with rhamnolipid and/or microorganisms were acceptable for agricultural application. The best quality vermicompost was obtained with the combined addition of P. chrysosporium, A. chrococcum, and rhamnolipid. PMID:28122059

  9. Biological seed priming mitigates the effects of water stress in sunflower seedlings

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    Singh, Narsingh Bahadur; Singh, Deepmala; Singh, Amit

    2015-01-01

    The sunflower (Helianthus annuus L. cv. PAC 36) seedlings were inoculated with plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR), viz. Azotobacter chroococcum (A+), Bacillus polymyxa (B+), separately and in combination of the two (AB+). Relative water content and seedling growth were maximum in AB+ seedlings under control. Water stress significantly decreased the RWC, growth and dry mass of non-inoculated seedlings. However, inoculated seedlings maintained higher growth even under water stress. Pig...

  10. Enriching vermicompost by nitrogen fixing and phosphate solubilizing bacteria.

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    Kumar, V; Singh, K P

    2001-01-01

    The effect of inoculation of vermicompost with nitrogen-fixing Azotobacter chroococcum strains, Azospirillum lipoferum and the phosphate solubilizing Pseudomonas striata on N and P contents of the vermicompost was assessed. Inoculation of N2 fixing bacteria into vermicompost increased contents of N and P. Enriching vermicompost with rock phosphate improved significantly the available P when inoculated with P. striata. During the incubation period, the inoculated bacterial strains proliferated rapidly, fixed N and solubilized added and native phosphate.

  11. Microorganismos rizosféricos, potenciales antagonistas de Fusarium sp. causante de la pudrición radicular de maracuyá (Passiflora edulis Sims)

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    2012-01-01

    El cultivo de maracuyá (Passiflora edulis), de gran importancia económica para Colombia, actualmente es afectado por la enfermedad del marchitamiento vascular causado por Fusarium sp. lo que hace necesario la búsqueda de alternativas que permitan un control eficiente de esta enfermedad. Aislados de las bacterias Azotobacter spp., Azospirillum spp. y el hongo Trichoderma spp., fueron evaluados como potenciales biocontroladores de Fusarium sp. en pruebas in vitro e in vivo. Las pruebas de “test...

  12. Progress in Research of Bacteria Fertilizer Strengthening Resistance of Plants

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    2003-01-01

    Bacteria fertilizer is used most widely among all kinds of microbial fertilizers. We summarize the research headway of bacteria fertilizer. It mainly focuses on bacteria fertilizer improving the stress resistance of plant. Then we can offer basis to research and exploit bacteria fertilizer. These bacteria include azotobacter, photosynthetic bacteria, Bacillus mucilaginosus siliceous, phosphorus bacteria, plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria(PGPR), effective microorganism(EM).

  13. The effect of salt tolerant nitrogen fixing bacteria on the growth of paddy rice (Oryza sativa. L

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    Suliasih Suliasih

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Nitrogen fixing bacteria (Azospirillum and Azotobacter were isolated from coastal mangrove in Pulau seribu. The aims of the experiment was to find out isolates of nitrogen fixing bacteria which were tolerant to high salinity. The isolates can be used as a biofertilizer to support coastal agriculture.A total of 28 isolates (14 isolates of Azospirillum and 14 isolates of Azotobacter were tested their tolerance to salt by growing them in their respective media containing 1% 2% and 3 % NaCl,. Salt tolerant isolates obtained, then used as inoculants in paddy. The experiment laid out factorial based randomized complete block design which was comprised of 7 fertilizer treatments and 5 watering treatments with 5 replicates for each treatment at green house of Microbiology Division, Research Center of Biology, Indonesian Institute of Sciences. The first factor was fertilizer treatments 1. Compost + mixed bacteria (K1, 2. Control without inoculant , 3. Compost, 4. NPK, 5. Compost + NPK + mixed microbial, 6. Azotobacter isolates; 7. Azospirillum isolates. The second factor was watering treatments, plant was watered by : 1. Freshwater, 2. freshwater + sea water at mixture ratio 1:1, 3. Sea water, 4. sea water + 2% NaCl (20 g NaCl / l , 5. freshwater + 5% NaCl (50 g NaCl / l.The result showed that there were 9 isolates of Azospirillum and 4 isolates of Azotobacter which were tolerant to grow at media with 3% NaCl The green house experimental result revealed that the plants were treated with bacteria can survive up to the level of salinity 12.43 dS-1m.

  14. GenBank blastx search result: AK061948 [KOME

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    Full Text Available AK059654 001-031-C10 AF267243.2 Azotobacter vinelandii PhbF (phbF), putative phasin protein PhbP (phb...P), putative transcription activator PhbR (phbR), acetoacetyl-CoA reductase (phbB), polyhy...droxybutyrate biosynthetic beta-ketothiolase (phbA), and PHB synthase (phbC) genes, complete cds.|BCT BCT 3e-82 +1 ...

  16. Influence of Organic Manures (Biofertilizers on Soil Microbial Population in the Rhizosphere of Mulberry (Morus Indica L.

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    L. Christilda Louis Mary

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available The effect of different kinds of organic manures on soil microbial population and mulberry production was assessed. A field experiment wascarried out at Periyar EVR College, Tamil Nadu, India in basic soil to study the influence of organic manures on soil bacterial population andmulberry production. The 4 groups of mulberry plants of MR2 variety were biofertilized with FYM, Azospirillum, Phosphobacteria andVermicompost respectively. The biofertilizers lodged bacteria on the rhizosphere of mulberry plants. When the root microorganism areanalyzed Farm yard manure biofertilized mulberry plant root tips had Gluconacobacter diazotrophicus, Bacillus pumilus, Pseudomonas putida,Bacillus coagulans, Bacillus sonorensis, Azotobacter chrococcum; Azospirillum biofertilized mulberry plants root tips had Bacillus coaculans,Azotobactor chrococcum, Azotobactor vinelandii, Bacillus subtilis and Azospirillum brasilense. Phosphobacteria biofertilized mulberry plantroot tips had Pseudomonas putida, Bacillus stearothermophilus, Brevibacillus borslelansis and Streptomycies thermonitrificans andvermicompost biofertilized mulberry plant root tips had lodged bacterias like Bacillus megaterium, Bacillus subtilis, Gluconacobacterdiazotrophicus, Pseudomonas putida, Azotobacter chrococcum, Azotobacter vinelandi, Bacillus stearothermophilus, Brevibacillus borslelansisand Bacillus sonorensis. Microbiology work reveals luxuriant growth of bacteria in all the biofertizer treated rhizosphere in the order FYM

  17. Improving soil microbiology under rice-wheat crop rotation in Indo-Gangetic Plains by optimized resource management.

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    Sharma, P; Singh, G; Sarkar, Sushil K; Singh, Rana P

    2015-03-01

    The resource-intensive agriculture involving use of chemical fertilizers, irrigation, and tillage practices is a major cause of soil, water, and air pollution. This study was conducted to determine whether integrated use of nutrient, water, and tillage (reduced) can be manipulated to improve the population of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (Azotobacter, Bacillus, and Pseudomonas) to enhance soil fertility and yield. The study was conducted in the Indo-Gangetic plain (IGP) region of India, where resource-intensive agriculture is practiced. Various combinations of chemical (urea) and organic fertilizers (farmyard manure (FYM), biofertilizer, and green manure) were used on replicated field plots for all the experiments. The effect of integrated resource management (IRM) on activities of Azotobacter, Bacillus, and Pseudomonas and its relation to the yields of rice and wheat crops in subtropical soils of IGP region were also observed. The increased population of all the three microbes, namely, Azotobacter (5.01-7.74 %), Bacillus (3.37-6.79 %), and Pseudomonas (5.21-7.09 %), was observed due to improved structure and increased organic matter in the soil. Similarly, kernel number and 1000 kernel weight were found increased with sole organic N source, three irrigations, and conservation tillage. Thus, it was found that the IRM practices affect the environment positively by increasing the population of beneficial soil microbes and crop yield as compared to high-input agriculture (conventional practices).

  18. Response Of Guava Trees (Psidium Guajava To Soil Applications Of Mineral And Organic Fertilisers And Biofertilisers Under Conditions Of Low Fertile Soil

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    Shukla Sushil Kumar

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available The goal of this study was to assess the influence of different organic fertilisers - vermicompost, mulching, Azotobacter, phosphate solubilising microbes (PSM and Trichoderma harzianum added each year to mineral fertilisers containing NPK and to farmyard manure (FYM on leaf nutrient status, tree growth, fruit yield and quality of guava grown in low fertile soil. The results revealed that vermicompost, bio-fertilisers and organic mulching resulted in yield and fruit quality boosters, as compared to application of NPK and FYM as the only organic fertiliser. Significant differences in plant height, canopy spread and stem girth of guava plants were obtained in combination, where Azotobacter, T. harzianum, PSM and organic mulching were applied. The leaf nutrient contents (N, P, K, Ca, Mg, Fe, Cu, Mn and Zn were within sufficient ranges. Fruit yields and quality were highest in combination, where vermicompost, Azotobacter, T. harzianum, PSM and organic mulching was applied. Fruit quality parameters viz. soluble solid concentration, titratable acidity, total sugars and ascorbic acid showed positive correlation with the available macro- and micronutrients in the soil.

  19. Selección y caracterización de rizobacterias promotoras de crecimiento vegetal (RPCV asociadas al cultivo de algodón (Gossypium hirsutum

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    Andrés Guzmán

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    Full Text Available Normal 0 21 false false false ES-CO X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Título en ingles: Selection and characterization of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR’s associated with cotton crop (Gossypium hirsutum Resumen: Como parte de las estrategias de una agricultura sostenible, se hace necesario disminuir el uso de fertilizantes nitrogenados de síntesis, mediante la utilización de los biofertilizantes. En particular, los géneros Azotobacter y Azospirillum son utilizados como agentes promotores de crecimiento vegetal debido a su capacidad para fijar nitrógeno atmosférico y producir hormonas de tipo indólico. Por tal razón, en este estudio se aislaron bacterias diazotróficas de los géneros Azotobacter y Azospirillum a partir de la rizósfera de cultivos de algodón en el Espinal (Tolima. Las poblaciones microbianas se caracterizaron fenotípicamente en los medios de cultivo semiespecíficos: Ashby y LG (Azotobacter sp. y NFb, LGI y Batata (Azospirillum sp.. La promoción de crecimiento vegetal se determinó mediante la actividad de la enzima nitrogenasa por medio de la técnica de reducción de acetileno y producción de índoles por el método colorimétrico de Salkowsky. Se obtuvieron 9 aislamientos tentativos de Azotobacter sp. y 4 de Azospirillum sp. Se presentaron diferencias significativas en la prueba de reducción de acetileno con las cepas presuntivas de Azotobacter sp.: NAT 9 (206.43 nmol C2H2 mL-1.h-1, NAT 4, (292.77 nmol C2H2 mL-1.h-1, y NAT 6 (460.60 nmol C2H2 mL-1.h-1 y en la producción de índoles de las cepas NAT 19 (19.87 μg.mL-1 y NAT 13 (20.08 μg.mL-1. Por su eficiencia in vitro en la promoción de crecimiento vegetal se seleccionaron las cepas NAT9, NAT4, NAT6, NAT19 y NAT13 para ser evaluadas como principio activo en futuros inoculantes para el algodón en esta zona del departamento del Tolima. Palabras clave: fijación biológica de nitrógeno; producción de índoles; promoción del crecimiento

  20. LA BIOFERTILIZACIÓN CON RIZOBACTERIAS Y HONGOS MICORRÍZICOS ARBUSCULARES EN LA PRODUCCIÓN DE POSTURAS DE TOMATE (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill. Y CEBOLLA (Allium cepa L.. I. CRECIMIENTO VEGETATIVO

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    L. E. Pulido

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    Full Text Available En áreas experimentales de la Universidad de Ciego de Ávila, sobre un suelo Ferralítico Rojo compactado eútrico y durante dos campañas hortícolas sucesivas, se estudió el efecto de la inoculación, simple y combinada, mediante recubrimiento de las semillas y prescindiendo de la fertilización mineral, con cuatro y cinco especies, respectivamente, de rizobacterias promotoras del crecimiento vegetal -RPCV- (Azospirillum brasilense, Azotobacter chroococcum, Burkholderia cepacia y Pseudomonas fluorescens y de hongos micorrízicos arbusculares -HMA- (Glomus clarum, G. fasciculatum, G. mosseae, G. agregatum y G. versiculiferum, sobre algunos indicadores del crecimiento de posturas de tomate y cebolla, tomando como criterio de evaluación la altura y la longitud radical de las plántulas. Los resultados mostraron que, para el tomate, la inoculación con Azospirillum brasilense, Azotobacter chroococcum y Burkholderia cepacia permitió obtener posturas de calidad equivalente a la alcanzada con la fertilización mineral, mientras que para la cebolla, solo Azospirillum brasilense y Azotobacter chroococcum lograron que las posturas tuvieran dicha calidad. En relación con la inoculación con HMA, las especies Glomus clarum, G. fasciculatum y G. mosseae, para ambos cultivos, produjeron posturas con valores de altura y longitud radical considerados óptimos. Con las coinoculaciones de RPCV + HMA se lograron posturas de calidad superior a la alcanzada con las mejores variantes de inoculación simple, destacándose las combinaciones de G. clarum y G. fasciculatum con A. brasilense para el tomate y de G. clarum y G. fasciculatum con A. chroococcum para la cebolla.

  1. Biochemical changes in terpenoids, essential oil content and yield in peppermint (Mentha piperita L. under bacterial and fungal treatments under greenhouse conditions

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    M. Mahmoudzadeh

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available This experiment was carried out to study the effect of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF on essential oil content, yield and composition of shoots in peppermint (Mentha piperita L., based on completely randomized design with three replications, in the Research Greenhouse of Faculty of Agriculture, Urmia University, in 2010. Inoculation with three species of PGPR (Azotobacter, Bacillus and Pseudomonas and three species of AMF (Glomus mosseae, Glomus intraradices and Glomus fasciculatum and control (no bacterial or mycorrhizal inoculation were the experimental treatments. Results revealed that the highest essential oil content (2.77% and yield (0.259 ml per pot was obtained in Glomus fasciculatum and Pseudomonas treatment, respectively. Chemical analysis of the essential oil showed that in all the treatments, the main components of the oil were menthol, menthone, isomenthone, 1,8- cineole, pulegone and menthofuran. The highest values of menthol (42.27%, menthone (19.33%, isomenthone (16.77%, 1,8- cineole (10.16%, pulegone (7.34% and menthofuran (6.61% were obtained in control, Glomus mosseae, Bacillus, Azotobacter, Glomus intraradices and Pseudomonas, respectively. Comparison of terpenoids content indicated that the amount of oxygenate monoterpene increased with application of Glomus mosseae, Glomus fasciculatum, Bacillus and Pseudomonas and hydrocarbonate monoterpene with Glomus fasciculatum, Glomus intraradices and Azotobacter. Total amount of monoterpene and hydrocarbonate sesquiterpene increased in all the treatments. In general, the results showed that different bacterial and fungal treatments have different effects on chemical composition of the essential oil of peppermint. Therefore, to achieve the needs of different industries for specific chemical profile of peppermint essential oil, it can be suggested that this plant be inoculated with bacterial and fungal treatments to get the desired

  2. Dicty_cDB: Contig-U16436-1 [Dicty_cDB

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    Full Text Available :none) Burkholderia vietnamiensis G4 c... 271 8e-71 AM902716_277( AM902716 |pid:none) Bordetella petrii... synthase; ... 244 1e-62 CP000614_1059( CP000614 |pid:none) Burkholderia vietnami...6 0.007 1 ( CO013215 ) EST801550 Coccidioides posadasii spherule cDNA li... 56 0.007 1 ( AC117075 ) Dictyostelium discoid...001157_4095( CP001157 |pid:none) Azotobacter vinelandii DJ, comp... 253 2e-65 AL646053_1106( AL646053 |pid:none) Ralstonia solana...:none) Francisella tularensis subsp. ho... 38 1.5 AL939120_104( AL939120 |pid:none) Streptomyces coelico

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    Full Text Available :none) Burkholderia vietnamiensis G4 c... 49 1e-04 CP000774_1633( CP000774 |pid:none) Parvibaculu...:none) Streptomyces coelicolor A3(2) co... 47 3e-07 AE016958_1966( AE016958 |pid:none) Myco...:none) Streptomyces coelicolor A3(2) co... 37 0.72 CP000634_624( CP000634 |pid...re E Sequences producing significant alignments: (bits) Value N ( AU062051 ) Dictyostelium discoid...0.001 CP001157_4718( CP001157 |pid:none) Azotobacter vinelandii DJ, comp... 46 0.001 A83391( A83391 ) probable glutamin

  4. Application effects of biofertilizers on the growth indices of black cumin (Nigella sativa L.

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    sorur khoram del

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Application of biofertilizers, especially plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR and mycorrhiza fungus is one of the most important strategies for plant nutrition compared to chemical fertilizers, especially in sustainable management of agroecosystems. In order to investigate the effect of Azotobacter and Azospirillum bacteria and Mycorrhiza fungus on the growth indices of black cumin (Nigella sativa L., a field experiment was conducted at the Agricultural Research Station of Ferdowsi University of Mashhad during growing season of 2007. A randomized complete block design with three replications was used. Treatments included: (A Azotobacter paspali, (B Azospirillum brasilense, (C the fungus of Glomus intraradaices, C+A, C+B, A+B, A+B+C, and control without using bio-fertilizers. The Azotobacter and Azospirillum inoculations were applied as liquid and the Mycorrhiza inoculation was applied in solid form on the treated seeds with Arabic resin immediately before planting. The Arabic resin was applied to increase the adherence of Mycorrhiza to seeds. In all treatments except control, the amounts of 15 mg of each bio-fertilizer were applied for 110 g of seeds. The results indicated that the inoculation of black cumin with biological fertilizers significantly increased plant height, leaf area index, dry matter accumulation and crop growth rate compared with control. The maximum plant height was observed in Azospirillum+Mycorrhiza at 89 days after emerging. The highest and lowest leaf area index was observed in B+C (0.37 and control (0.22 treatments, respectively. The fast period of vegetative growth and dry matter accumulation were observed at 40-89 days after emerging with a small decline afterwards until physiological maturity. The maximum and minimum amounts of dry matter accumulation were recorded in the B+C treatment with 66.0 gm-2, and control with 38.3 gm-2, respectively. Crop growth rate reached to its peak in 82 days after emergence

  5. Development of a new biofertilizer with a high capacity for N2 fixation, phosphate and potassium solubilization and auxin production.

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    Leaungvutiviroj, Chaveevan; Ruangphisarn, Pimtida; Hansanimitkul, Pikul; Shinkawa, Hidenori; Sasaki, Ken

    2010-01-01

    Biofertilizers that possess a high capacity for N(2) fixation (Azotobacter tropicalis), and consist of phosphate solubilizing bacteria (Burkhoderia unamae), and potassium solubilizing bacteria (Bacillus subtilis) and produce auxin (KJB9/2 strain), have a high potential for growth and yield enhancement of corn and vegetables (Chinese kale). For vegetables, the addition of biofertilizer alone enhanced growth 4 times. Moreover, an enhancement of growth by 7 times was observed due to the addition of rock phosphate and K-feldspar, natural mineral fertilizers, in combination with the biofertilizer.

  6. Structure of Precursor-Bound NifEN: A Nitrogenase FeMo Cofactor Maturase/Insertase

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    Kaiser, Jens T.; Hu, Yilin; Wiig, Jared A.; Rees, Douglas C.; Ribbe, Markus W.

    2011-01-01

    NifEN plays an essential role in the biosynthesis of the nitrogenase iron-molybdenum (FeMo) cofactor (M cluster). It is an α_2β_2 tetramer that is homologous to the catalytic molybdenum-iron (MoFe) protein (NifDK) component of nitrogenase. NifEN serves as a scaffold for the conversion of an iron-only precursor to a matured form of the M cluster before delivering the latter to its target location within NifDK. Here, we present the structure of the precursor-bound NifEN of Azotobacter vinelandi...

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    Full Text Available ■Homology search results ■■ - Swiss-Prot (release 56.9) Link to BlastX Result : Swiss-Prot sp_hit_id Q9LIA8 Definition sp|Q9LIA8|UGDH...ignificant alignments: (bits) Value sp|Q9LIA8|UGDH1_ARATH Probable UDP-glucose 6-...ALGD_AZOVI GDP-mannose 6-dehydrogenase OS=Azotobacter ... 76 2e-13 >sp|Q9LIA8|UGDH1_ARATH Probable UDP-gluco

  8. Role of NifS in maturation of glutamine phosphoribosylpyrophosphate amidotransferase.

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    Chen, S; Zheng, L; Dean, D R; Zalkin, H

    1997-12-01

    Glutamine phosphoribosylpyrophosphate amidotransferase from Bacillus subtilis is synthesized as an inactive precursor that requires two maturation steps: incorporation of a [4Fe-4S] center and cleavage of an 11-residue NH2-terminal propeptide. Overproduction from a multicopy plasmid in Escherichia coli leads to the formation of soluble proenzyme and mature enzyme forms as well as a small fraction of insoluble proenzyme. Heterologous expression of Azotobacter vinelandii nifS from a compatible plasmid increased the maturation of the soluble proenzyme three- to fourfold without influencing the content of the insoluble fraction. These results support a role for NifS in heterologous Fe-S cluster assembly and enzyme maturation.

  9. EFFECT OF INTEGRATED NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT ON VEGETATIVE GROWTH AND YIELD OF TRANSPLANTED HYBRID RICE (ORYZA SATIVA L. CROP

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    RAYEES A. SHAH* SANDEEP KUMAR

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available The integrated use of organic and inorganic sources of plant nutrients can help in sustainable and environmentally sound nutrient management of soils that are low in organic matter. A study was conducted  during 2009- 10 & 2010-11, on sandy loam soils, low in organic carbon, medium in available phosphorus and potash with pH of 7.5 at Agricultural Research Farm of C.C.R.(P.G. College, Muzaffarnagar U.P. India, to investigate the comparative use of  integrated nutrient management on vegetative growth and yield of hybrid rice. The experiment was laid out with fifteen treatments in a RBD. The treatments were; Control (T1, NPK 100% RDF (T2, NPK 75% RDF (T3, NPK 50% RDF + FYM @ 10 tons  ha-1 (T4, NPK 50% RDF + FYM @15 tons ha-1 (T5, NPK 50% RDF + wheat cut straw @10 tons ha-1 (T6, NPK 50% RDF + wheat cut straw @15 tons ha-1 (T7, NPK 50% RDF + Neem cake @ 2.5 tones ha-1 (T8, NPK 50% RDF + Neem cake @ 5 tones ha-1 (T9, NPK 50% RDF + Vermicompost @ 2.5 tons ha-1 (T10, NPK 50% RDF + Vermicompost @ 2.5 tons ha-1 +Azotobacter (T11, NPK 50% RDF + Vermicompost @ 2.5 tones ha-1 +PSB @ 5Kg ha-1 (T12, NPK 50% RDF + Vermicompost @ 2.5 tones ha-1 + Azospirillum (T13, NPK 50% RDF  + Azotobacter + Azospirillum + PSB @ 5 Kg ha-1(T14, and NPK 50% RDF + Neem cake @ 2.5 tones ha-1 +FYM @5 tons  ha-1 + Azotobacter+PSB @ 5Kg ha-1 (T15. The maximum grain yield (63 and 67 q per hectare during 2009 and 2010, respectively was obtained with the integration of NPK 50% RDF + Neem cake @2.5 tonnes ha-1 + FYM @5 tonnes ha-1+Azotobacter+PSB @ 5kg ha-1.

  10. Fast coarse-grained model for RNA titration

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    Barroso da Silva, Fernando Luís; Derreumaux, Philippe; Pasquali, Samuela

    2017-01-01

    A new numerical scheme for RNA (ribonucleic acid) titration based on the Debye-Hückel framework for the salt description is proposed in an effort to reduce the computational costs for further applications to study protein-RNA systems. By means of different sets of Monte Carlo simulations, we demonstrated that this new scheme is able to correctly reproduce the experimental titration behavior and salt pKa shifts. In comparison with other theoretical approaches, similar or even better outcomes are achieved at much lower computational costs. The model was tested on the lead-dependent ribozyme, the branch-point helix, and the domain 5 from Azotobacter vinelandii Intron 5.

  11. Study on molecular interaction between NifA and NifL of Pseudomonas stutzeri A1501 by using the yeast two-hybrid system

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    XIE Zhihong; E. Claudine; LIN Min; YANG Yi; PING Shuzheng; CHEN Ming; ZHANG Wei; LU Wei; XU Yuquan; LIU Hongjuan; WANG Guoying

    2005-01-01

    @@ Pseudomonas stutzeri A1501 (formerly Alcaligenes faecalis A1501), which was isolated from rice paddies in South China in 1980, can colonize tightly on rhizoplane of the host plants or invade the roots of plants for growth and nitrogen fixation. But A1501 can fix nitrogen only under the micro-aerobic and nitrogen-free conditions. The oxygen concentration and the availability of fixed nitrogen are therefore important factors in the regulation of nitrogenase biosynthesis of associative nitrogen-fixing bacteria. In the model diazotrophs Azotobacter vinelandii and Klebsiella pneumoniae, nitrogen fixation is controlled at the transcriptional level by the regulatory proteins encoded by nifLA.

  12. Biodiversity of Soil Microbes from Rhizosphere at Wamena Biological Garden (WBiG, Jayawijaya, Papua

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    SRI WIDAWATI

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    Full Text Available The isolation, identification and population of soil microbes from rizosphere at WBiG had been done in the Soil Laboratories Microbiology, Microbiology Division, Research Center of Biology, Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI, Bogor. The soil was collected randomly from 16 sites in WBiG, and taken from 0-15 cm depth. Isolates of microbes were identified by Bergeys manual method for bacteria; Ellis method for fungi, and the morphology of isolate method for Actinomycetes. The population of microbes was estimated by plate count method. The result of isolation, identification and population soil microbes from 16 samples in WBiG showed that 20 isolates of bacteria (Azotobacter sp., Accinetobacter sp. , Bacillus sp., Citrobacter sp., Flavobacterium sp., Klebsiella sp., Nitrosomonas sp., Pseudomonas sp., Rhizobium sp., Thiobacillus sp., Azospirillum sp., Azotobacter chrococcum, Bacillus panthothenticus, Chromobacterium violaceum, C.lividum, Escherrrichia coli, Flavobacterium breve, Klebsiella aerogenes, Spaerotillus natans, and Staphylococcus epidermidis; nine isolates of fungi (Aspergillus niger, Bisporomyces, Monilia sp., Cephalospharium sp., Verticillum sp., Giocladium sp., Penicillium sp., Nelicocephalum sp., and Cuninghamella sp., and seven isolates of Actinomycetes (Streptomyces, Streptosporangium, Nocardia, Thermomonospora, Thermoactinomyces, Micromonospora, Mycobacterium. The population of Bacillus (108-109, Rhizobium (106-107, Azospirillum (106-107, and Thiobacillus (104 -109 were founded all of soil samples.

  13. Guluronic acid content as a factor affecting turbidity removal potential of alginate.

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    Kıvılcımdan Moral, Çiğdem; Ertesvåg, Helga; Sanin, F Dilek

    2016-11-01

    Alginates are natural polymers composed of mannuronic and guluronic acid residues. They are currently extracted from brown algae; however, alginate can also be synthesized by some species of Azotobacter and Pseudomonas. Alginates with different proportion of mannuronic and guluronic acids are known to have different characteristics and form gels at different extents in the presence of calcium ions. The aim of this work was to investigate the usefulness of alginate as a non-toxic coagulant used in purification of drinking water. This study utilized alginates from Azotobacter vinelandii having different guluronic acid levels. These were obtained partly by changing the cultivation parameters, partly by epimerizing a purified alginate sample in vitro using the A. vinelandii mannuronan C-5 epimerase AlgE1. The different alginates were then used for coagulation together with calcium. The results showed that turbidity removal capability was dependent on the content of guluronic acid residues. For the best performing samples, the turbidity decreased from 10 NTU to 1 NTU by the use of only 2 mg/L of alginate and 1.5 mM of calcium chloride.

  14. Population of bacteria from soil in Tudu-Aog village, Passi district, Bolaang Mongondow, North Sulawesi

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    RIANI HARDININGSIH

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available An experiment was conducted in order to know the population of bacteria from soil in Tudu-Aog village, Passi district, Bolaang Mongondow, North Sulawesi, the purpose of the research was to study the population of bacteria from soil. Fourthy six soil samples were taken from two location, namelyTudu-Aog village and Bugis mountain. Isolation was done by dilution methods on YEMA medium (for Rhizobium bacteria, Winogradsky’s (for Azotobacter bacteria, Pycosvkaya (for Phosphat Solubilizing Bacteria, and selective Difco Pseudomonas (for Pseudomonas bacteria. Incubation at room temperature (27-280C until 15 days, and the enumeration with plate count method. The highest enumeration of Rhizobium bacteria with plant rhizosphere of Alocasia esculenta (27x105 CFU/g soil, Theobroma cacao (29x105 CFU/g soil,and Euphorbia paniculata (26x105 CFU/g soil, Azotobacter bacteria with plant rhizosphere of Lycopersicum esculantum (38x105 CFU/g soil, Eugenia aromaticum (43x105 CFU/g soil, Andropogon sp. (34x105 CFU/g soil, Phosphat Solubilizing bacteria with plant rhizosphere of Sechium edule (27x105 CFU/g soil, Cinnamomum sp. (48x105 CFU/g soil, Cyathea sp. (72x105 CFU/g soil, and Pseudomonas bacteria with plant rhizosphere of Oryza sativa (18x105 CFU/g soil, Vanilla sp. (12x105 CFU/g soil, dan Saurauia sp.(19x105 CFU/g soil.

  15. Response of nitrogen, phosphorus and zinc efficiency of fenugreek (Trigonella foenum- graecum to combination of chemical and biological fertilizers in greenhouse culture

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    Full Text Available In order to investigate the effect of combination of chemical and biological fertilizers on dry matter, uptake and efficiency of nitrogen (N, phosphorus (P and zinc (Zn by fenugreek (Trigonella foenum- graecum, an experiment was conducted as randomized complete blocks design with three replications in the Research Greenhouse of Shahrekord University. Eight fertilizer treatments consisted of control (no fertilizer, urea fertilizer (UF, UF+ zinc sulfate (ZS, UF+ Azotobacter (Az, UF+ mycorrhiza (My, UF+ ZS+ Az, UF+ ZS+ My and UF+ ZS+ Az+ My. Results indicated that there was significant difference (P≤ 0.05 among different fertilizer treatments for agronomic efficiency of N, P and Zn. The highest agronomic efficiency of N, P and Zn (60, 96 and 198 g/g, respectively was achieved in UF+ZS+Az treatment. The highest P-uptake efficiency (18.7 % was observed in UF+My treatment and it had significant (P≤ 0.05 difference with other treatments, except UF+ZS treatment. The highest Zn physiologic efficiency was obtained in UF+ZS, which had no significant difference with UF+ ZS+ Az and UF+ ZS+ Az+ My. Maximum dry matter (292 g/m2 was produced in UF+ ZS+ Az treatment. In general, application of biofertilizers, especially Azotobacter, integrated with urea and zinc sulfate not only is effective in increasing dry matter, but also can increase productivity of fenugreek by increasing chemical fertilizers’ efficiency in greenhouse culture.

  16. Screening and Preliminary Identification for a Strain of Nitrogen -Fixing Bacterium Producing PHB%一株产 PHB 固氮菌的筛选和初步鉴定

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    李贵正; 涂国全; 刘纪臣; 李新柱

    2015-01-01

    Eight nitrogen -fixing bacteria were isolated from the activated sludge from sewage farm of Kingenta by enriching culture and isolating in Ashby medium.Three strains producing PHB were obtained by Suda black staining.Strain N1 was regarded as the best one by the PHB diameter,content of PHB account for cell dry weight and the colony growth rate.Strain N1 was preliminary identified as Azotobacter chroococcum.%经 Ashby 培养基富集培养及平板分离,从金正大污水处理厂的活性污泥中分离到8株自生固氮菌。经苏丹黑染色初筛获得3株产 PHB 菌株。以菌株产生的 PHB 颗粒大小、PHB 占细胞干重的含量及菌落生长速度为指标,获得最佳菌株 N1。通过《伯杰氏细菌学鉴定手册》第九版初步鉴定此菌株为圆褐固氮菌(Azotobacter chroococcum)。

  17. Poly-β-hydroxybutyrate accumulation in bacterial consortia from different environments.

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    Carpa, Rahela; Butiuc-Keul, Anca; Lupan, Iulia; Barbu-Tudoran, Lucian; Muntean, Vasile; Dobrotă, Cristina

    2012-05-01

    The aim of the present study was to examine soil samples from various vegetation zones in terms of physicochemical properties, microbial communities, and isolation and identification (by polymerase chain reaction and transmission electron microscopy) of bacteria producing poly-β-hydroxybutyrates (PHBs). Soil samples were analysed originating from zones with heterogeneous environmental conditions from the Romanian Carpathian Mountains (mountain zone with alpine meadow, karstic zone with limestone meadow, hill zone with xerophilous meadow, and flood plain zone with hygrophilic meadow). Different bacterial groups involved in the nitrogen cycle (aerobic mesophilic heterotrophs, ammonifiers, denitrifiers, nitrifiers, and free nitrogen-fixing bacteria from Azotobacter genus) were analysed. Soil biological quality was assessed by the bacterial indicator of soil quality, which varied between 4.3 and 4.7. A colony polymerase chain reaction technique was used for screening PHB producers. With different primers, specific bands were obtained in all the soil samples. Some wild types of Azotobacter species were isolated from the 4 studied sites. Biodegradable polymers of PHB were assessed by negative staining in transmission electron microscopy. The maximum PHB granules density was obtained in the strains isolated from the xerophilous meadow (10-18 granules/cell), which was the most stressful environment from all the studied sites, as the physicochemical and microbiological tests proved.

  18. Cyanobacterial inoculation elicits plant defense response and enhanced Zn mobilization in maize hybrids

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    Radha Prasanna

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The present investigation evaluated the effect of inoculating different cyanobacterial formulations on a set of hybrids of maize, in terms of plant defense enzyme activity, soil health parameters, Zn concentration, and yields. Microbial inoculation showed significant effects on accumulation of Zn in flag leaf, with A4 (Anabaena–Azotobacter biofilm recording the highest values. Analysis of variance (ANOVA indicated that both the hybrids and cyanobacterial treatments brought about significant variation in terms of glomalin-related soil proteins and polysaccharides in soil and the activity of defense enzymes in roots and shoots of the plants. Cyanobacterial inoculants—A4 (Anabaena–Azotobacter biofilm and A1 (Anabaena sp.–Providencia sp., CW1 + PW5 enhanced the activity of peroxidase, PAL and PPO in roots, which also showed a positive correlation with Zn concentration in the flag leaf. Grain yield ranged from 7.0 to 7.29 t/ha among the different inoculants. Comparative analyses of treatments showed that A3 (Anabaena–Trichoderma-biofilmed formulation and hybrid B8 (Bio-9681 were superior in terms of parameters investigated. This represents the first report on the genotypic responses of maize hybrids to cyanobacteria-based inoculants. Future research should focus on dissecting the role of root exudates and cyanobacteria-mediated Zn mobilization pathway in maize.

  19. 苹果树根际促生细菌种群分析%Analysis of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria population in apple rhizosphere soils

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    国辉; 毛志泉; 宋振; 张本峰; 仇念全; 刘训理

    2011-01-01

    Apple replant disease (ARD) is a complex syndrome of young apple trees in replanted orchards that causes death of fine feeder roots, stunted tree growth and low yield. Analyzing changes in the number and species of plant growth promoting rhizobacte-ria (PGPR) in perennial apple tree (PAT) and replanted young tree (RYT) fields could lay theoretical basis for understanding the interactions among ARD and rhizosphere microbes. In this study, rhizosphere soil samples were collected in PAT and RYT fields in Changli, Hebei Province. Rhizosphere bacteria of interest in the study included azotobacter, phosphate-dissolving bacteria, potas-sium-dissolving bacteria and antagonistic bacteria. While rhizosphere azotobacter, phosphobacteria, potassium-bacteria were cultivated by the selective media plate cultivation method, antagonistic bacteria (with antagonistic activity against Rhizoctonia solani or Fusarium camptoceras) were isolated using the in vitro screening technique. For soil samples from both fields, microbe species and population examined by colony-forming unit (CFU) count. Also BOX Polymerase Chain Reaction (BOX-PCR) was used to fingerprint the different PGPRs. Total rhizosphere bacteria, azotobacter, phosphate-dissolving bacteria, potassium-dissolving bacteria and antagonistic bacteria were more abundant in PAT than in RYT fields. In PAT fields, potassium-dissolving bacteria were the most abundant, followed by phosphate-dissolving bacteria and then azotobacter. Antagonistic bacteria were the least abundant. In RYT fields, phosphate-dissolving bacteria were the most abundant, followed by potassium-dissolving bacteria and then azotobacter. Antagonistic bacteria were also the least abundant. Based on BOX-PCR fingerprints cluster analysis of PGPR, there were over 1.2Sdissimilarities in both PAT and RYT fields. This somehow suggested close genetic evolutionary distance among the isolates. PGPR in PAT fields were divided into 79 clusters; including 18 azotobacter, 29

  20. Isolation and characterization of the glnD gene of Gluconacetobacter diazotrophicus, encoding a putative uridylyltransferase/uridylyl-removing enzyme.

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    Perlova, Olena; Nawroth, Roman; Zellermann, Eva-Maria; Meletzus, Dietmar

    2002-09-04

    The glnD gene of Gluconacetobacter diazotrophicus was isolated by complementation of the Azotobacter vinelandii glnD (nfrX) mutant strain MV17 using a pLAFR3 cosmid library. The 5 kb chromosomal DNA region encoding the glnD gene on cosmid pAD401 was identified by introduction of deletions as well as subcloning of restriction fragments followed by subsequent DNA sequencing. Three open reading frames were identified with the deduced amino acid sequence of ORF1 showing significant homologies to known GlnD proteins of other proteobacteria such as Sinorhizobium meliloti, Rhizobium tropici, Escherichia coli and Azotobacter vinelandii.A mutagenesis of the chromosomal glnD gene was carried out by insertion of an interposon carrying the kanamycin resistance gene of Tn5. Mutants carrying the cassette inserted into a central region of glnD could not be isolated, while an interposon mutation at the 3' end of glnD was successful. The resulting strain showed a prolonged generation time in complex growth medium and was unable to utilize ammonium as sole nitrogen source. This phenotype appears to be pleiotropic, since the addition of single amino acids to the minimal medium was not sufficient to allow growth. Furthermore, the glnD mutant was able to express nitrogenase under diazotrophic as well as repressing growth conditions.

  1. Increased root exudation of /sup 14/C-compounds by sorghum seedlings inoculated with nitrogen-fixing bacteria

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    Lee, K.J. (Institute of Forest Genetics, Suweon (Republic of Korea)); Gaskins, M.H. (Florida Univ., Gainesville (USA). Dept. of Agriculture)

    1982-01-01

    Organic components leaked from Sorghum bicolor seedlings ('root exudates') were examined by recovering /sup 14/C labelled compounds from root solutions of seedlings inoculated with Azospirillum brasilense, Azotobacter vinelandii or Klebsiella pneumoniae nif-. Up to 3.5% of the total /sup 14/C recovered from shoots, roots, and nutrient solutions was found in the root solutions. Inoculation with Azospirillum and Azotobacter increased the amounts of /sup 14/C and decreased the amounts of carbohydrates in the root solutions. When sucrose was added as a carbon source for the bacteria, the increase of /sup 14/C in the solutions did not occur. Quantities of /sup 14/C found in the root solutions were proportional to amounts of mineral nitrogen supplied to the plants. Bacterial growth also was proportional to nitrogen levels. When sorghum plants were grown in soil and labelled with /sup 14/CO/sub 2/, about 15% of the total /sup 14/C recovered within 48 hours exposure was found in soil leachates.

  2. Bacterias fijadoras asimbióticas de nitrógeno de la zona agrícola de San Carlos. Córdoba, Colombia

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    Lara Mantilla Cecilia

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Se aislaron bacterias diazotróficas de los géneros Azotobacter sp y Azospirrillum sp a partir de la rizosfera de cultivos de plátano, pastos, maíz y de rastrojos (zonas sin cultivar en el municipio de San Carlos (Valle del Sinú medio en el departamento de Córdoba, Colombia. Las poblaciones microbianas se identificaron mediante pruebas bioquímicas y observación macroscópica y microscópica con tinción de Gram en diferentes medios de cultivo: a Burk´s, Asbhy y Jensen´s, (género Azotobacter sp, y b Burk´s, nfb y rojo congo (género Azospirillum sp. El objetivo del presente trabajo fue determinar la producción del ión amonio a partir de los géneros bacterianos aislados; la cuantificación del ión amonio fue llevada a cabo por el método colorimétrico de Berthelot (fenol-hipoclorito empleando un espectrofotómetro Perkin-Elmer Lamba 11 uv-Vis; la técnica fue modificada y estandarizada de acuerdo con las condiciones del equipo. Como resultado se obtuvieron 14 aislados que produjeron concentraciones de 0,9 hasta 5,2 mg/l, siendo los más destacados para el género Azotobacter sp, A16PG y A26M1P (5,1545 y 5,1743 mg/l de amonio, respectivamente, y para el género Azospirrillum spp, A5M1G (4,6741 mg/l de amonio. La fijación biológica del nitrógeno (fbn por bacterias diazotróficas ha contribuido a incrementar el rendimiento en las cosechas, reduciendo la necesidad de fertilizantes nitrogenados y la emisión de gases tóxicos como el N2O, obteniendo beneficios económicos y ambientales en las granjas.

  3. Dicty_cDB: Contig-U10820-1 [Dicty_cDB

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  16. Isolation and Identification of Phosphate Solubilizing and Nitrogen Fixing Bacteria from Soil in Wamena Biological Garden, Jayawijaya, Papua

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    Full Text Available A study was undertaken to investigate the occurrence of phosphate solubilizing bacteria (PSB and nitrogen-fixing bacteria (NFB from soil samples of Wamena Biological Garden (WbiG. Eleven soil samples were collected randomly to estimate microbial population which used plate count method. The result showed that the microbial population ranged from 5.0x103-7.5x106 cells of bacteria/gram of soil and 5.0x103-1.5x107 cells of bacteria/gram of soil for PSB and NFB respectively. There were 17 isolates which have been identified till genus and species. The isolated microorganism were identified as PSB i.e. Bacillus sp., B. pantothenticus, B. megatherium, Flavobacterium sp., F. breve, Klebsiella sp., K. aerogenes, Chromobacterium lividum, Enterobacter alvei, E. agglomerans, Pseudomonas sp., Proteus sp. and as NFB i.e. Azotobacter sp., A. chroococcum, A. paspalii, Rhizobium sp., and Azospirillum sp.

  17. Expression, purification, crystallization and preliminary X-ray analysis of Pseudomonas aeruginosa AlgX

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    Weadge, J.T.; Robinson, H.; Yip, P. P.; Arnett, K.; Tipton, P. A.; Howell, P. L.

    2010-05-01

    AlgX is a periplasmic protein required for the production of the exopolysaccharide alginate in Pseudomonas sp. and Azotobacter vinelandii. AlgX has been overexpressed and purified and diffraction-quality crystals have been grown using iterative seeding and the hanging-drop vapor-diffusion method. The crystals grew as flat plates with unit-cell parameters a = 46.4, b = 120.6, c = 86.9 {angstrom}, {beta} = 95.7{sup o}. The crystals exhibited the symmetry of space group P2{sub 1} and diffracted to a minimum d-spacing of 2.1 {angstrom}. On the basis of the Matthews coefficient (V{sub M} = 2.25 {angstrom}{sup 3} Da{sup -1}), two molecules were estimated to be present in the asymmetric unit.

  18. Bacterial alginates: from biosynthesis to applications.

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    Remminghorst, Uwe; Rehm, Bernd H A

    2006-11-01

    Alginate is a polysaccharide belonging to the family of linear (unbranched), non-repeating copolymers, consisting of variable amounts of beta-D-mannuronic acid and its C5-epimer alpha- L-guluronic acid linked via beta-1,4-glycosidic bonds. Like DNA, alginate is a negatively charged polymer, imparting material properties ranging from viscous solutions to gel-like structures in the presence of divalent cations. Bacterial alginates are synthesized by only two bacterial genera, Pseudomonas and Azotobacter, and have been extensively studied over the last 40 years. While primarily synthesized in form of polymannuronic acid, alginate undergoes chemical modifications comprising acetylation and epimerization, which occurs during periplasmic transfer and before final export through the outer membrane. Alginate with its unique material properties and characteristics has been increasingly considered as biomaterial for medical applications. The genetic modification of alginate producing microorganisms could enable biotechnological production of new alginates with unique, tailor-made properties, suitable for medical and industrial applications.

  19. Production and characterization of the slime polysaccharide of Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

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    Evans, L R; Linker, A

    1973-11-01

    The slime polysaccharides produced by Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolated from a variety of human infections were investigated. Slime production in culture seemed optimal when adequate amounts of carbohydrate were present and under conditions of either high osmotic pressure or inadequate protein supply. The polysaccharides produced by the organisms were similar to each other, to the slime of Azotobacter vinelandii, and to seaweed alginic acids. They were composed of beta-1,4-linked d-mannuronic acid residues and variable amounts of its 5-epimer l-guluronic acid. All bacterial polymers contained o-acetyl groups which are absent in the alginates. The polysaccharides differed considerably in the ratio of mannuronic to guluronic acid content and in the number of o-acetyl groups. The particular composition of the slime was not found to be characteristic for the disease process from which the mucoid variants of P. aeruginosa were obtained.

  20. BIO-DIAGNOSTICS OF RESISTANCE OF GREY FOREST SOILS OF ADYGEA TO POLLUTION WITH Zn, Cd, Mo, Se

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    Tatlok D. R.

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available The essential part of a soil cover of the Republic of Adygea is occupied by gray forest soils. Thus they still remain a little studied, including concerning their resistance to chemical pollution. Contamination of gray forest soils of Adygea with Zn, Cd, Mo, Se causes deterioration of their biological properties. In most cases, the degree of reduction of the values of biological indicators is directly dependent on the concentration of pollutant in the soil. According to the degree of toxicity to the biological properties of the investigated elements form the following sequence: Se > Zn > = Cd > Mo. Biological parameters investigated in research (activity of catalase and dehydrogenase, cellulolytic ability, abundance of bacteria of the genus Azotobacter, radish root length may be used for purposes of monitoring, diagnosis and regulation of chemical pollution of gray forest soils Zn, Cd, Mo, Se

  1. Efecto de la biofertilización y los biorreguladores en la germinación y el crecimiento de Carica papaya L.

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    Maricela Constantino

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Título en inglés: Effect of biofertilization and bioregulators on germination and growth of Carica papaya L. Resumen Con el objetivo de incrementar y acelerar el proceso de germinación de las semillas y obtener una alta producción y homogeneidad de plántulas de Carica papaya variedad Maradol en vivero, se evaluó el efecto de tres biofertilizantes aplicados solos o en combinación (Azotobacter chroococcum, Azospirillum brasilense y Glomus intraradices, y un biorregulador del crecimiento vegetal, el ácido giberélico (AG3, en la germinación y el crecimiento vegetal. Se realizó un experimento bajo un diseño completamente al azar con ocho tratamientos y tres repeticiones. A las semillas se les aplicó un pretratamiento germinativo con alternancia de temperatura para superar la dormancia. Los tratamientos simples con A. chroococcum y A. brasilense, incrementaron el porcentaje de germinación a 90,28 y 88,89% respectivamente. Además, con la aplicación de los biofertilizantes y el AG3, la velocidad de germinación se incrementó y el tiempo medio de germinación se redujo. La doble aplicación en semillas y foliar de los biofertilizantes y el AG3 en plántulas mejoró el crecimiento vegetal. La población de A. chroococcum fue mayor cuando se inoculó en combinación con G. intraradices. La prevalencia de colonización de las plántulas inoculadas con G. intraradices varió de 18,53 a 26,67%, con el mayor valor registrado para el tratamiento combinado con A. brasilense. Finalmente, aplicando esta metodología se logró acelerar la germinación, obteniéndose una mayor homogeneidad en la emergencia de las plántulas, disminuyendo así el tiempo de permanencia en el vivero. Palabras clave: Azospirillum brasilense; Azotobacter chroococcum; Glomus intraradices; ácido giberélico; dormancia. Abstract In order to increase and accelerate the process of seed germination and obtain a high yield and homogeneity of papaya seedlings cv. Maradol in

  2. Medio de cultivo utilizando residuos-sólidos para el crecimiento de una bacteria nativa con potencial biofertilizante

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    Cecilia Lara Mantilla

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo se muestran los resultados obtenidos de la evaluación del crecimiento, desarrollo y viabilidad de una cepa bacteriana nativa Azotobacter A15M2G con potencial biofertilizante, sobre un medio de cultivo preparado con residuos sólidos vegetales procedentes del mercado: Brassica Oleracea (repollo, Lactusa sativa (lechuga y Allium fistulosum (cebollín. El crecimiento de la bacteria en el medio de residuo vegetal a diferentes concentraciones: 25, 50 y 75% p/v fue evaluado, encontrándose un mejor crecimiento en la concentración del 25%; la caracterización química del medio de cultivo al 25% p/v, después de ser esterilizado, mostró los siguientes valores: 0,035% de carbohidratos, 0,4044% de proteína, 0,03574% de cenizas, 99,3955% de humedad, 6,93 mg/l de azufre, 0,170 mg/l de fósforo, 0,2 mg/l de manganeso, 409,2 mg/l de potasio, 1,842 mg/l de hierro, 14 mg/l de sodio y 0,1 mg/l de zinc, 28,056 mg/l de calcio y 17,017 mg/l de magnesio. En el medio de cultivo al 25% también fue evaluada la capacidad fijadora de nitrógeno y productora de ácido indol acético (AIA de la bacteria, obteniendo una concentración de 4,8725 mg/l y 13,5837 mg/l respectivamente. Posteriormente se realizó un ensayo de viabilidad por un periodo de 2 meses. Los resultados muestran que los residuos-sólidos vegetales generados en las plazas de mercado local pueden ser utilizados como medio de cultivo ofreciendo un aporte nutricional al microorganismo de interés agrícola minimizando la contaminación ambiental generada. Palabras clave: medios de cultivo, residuos sólidos vegetales, Azotobacter A15MG, biofertilizante, contaminación. Abstract: The present work, shows the results obtained from the assessment of growth, development and viability of a native bacterial strain with biofertilizer potential, Azotobacter A15MG, on culture medium from solid wastes vegetables: Brassica Oleracea (cabbage,, Lactusa sativa (lettuce and Allium fistulosum

  3. The effect of heavy metal concentration and soil pH on the abundance of selected microbial groups within ArcelorMittal Poland steelworks in Cracow.

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    Lenart, Anna; Wolny-Koładka, Katarzyna

    2013-01-01

    The present study aimed to identify the effect of heavy metal concentration and soil pH on the abundance of the selected soil microorganisms within ArcelorMittal Poland steelworks, Cracow. The analysis included 20 soil samples, where the concentration of Fe, Zn, Cd, Pb, Ni, Cu, Mn, Cr and soil pH were evaluated together with the number of mesophilic bacteria, fungi, Actinomycetes and Azotobacter spp. In the majority of samples soil pH was alkaline. The limits of heavy metals exceeded in eight samples and in one sample, the concentration of Zn exceeded 31-fold. Chromium was the element which most significantly limited the number of bacteria and Actinomycetes.

  4. Antibacterial Activity of Silver Nanoparticles Synthesized by Bark Extract of Syzygium cumini

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    Ram Prasad

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The unique property of the silver nanoparticles having the antimicrobial activity drags the major attention towards the present nanotechnology. The environmentally nontoxic, ecofriendly, and cost-effective method that has been developed for the synthesis of silver nanoparticles using plant extracts creates the major research interest in the field of nanobiotechnology. The synthesized silver nanoparticles have been characterized by the UV-visible spectroscopy, atomic force microscopy (AFM, and scanning electron microscopy (SEM. Further, the antibacterial activity of silver nanoparticles was evaluated by well diffusion method, and it was found that the biogenic silver nanoparticles have antibacterial activity against Escherichia coli (ATCC 25922, Staphylococcus aureus (ATCC 29213, Pseudomonas aeruginosa (ATCC 27853, Azotobacter chroococcum WR 9, and Bacillus licheniformis (MTCC 9555.

  5. Assessment of free-living nitrogen fixing microorganisms for commercial nitrogen fixation. [economic analysis of ammonia production

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    Stokes, B. O.; Wallace, C. J.

    1978-01-01

    Ammonia production by Klebsiella pneumoniae is not economical with present strains and improving nitrogen fixation to its theoretical limits in this organism is not sufficient to achieve economic viability. Because the value of both the hydrogen produced by this organism and the methane value of the carbon source required greatly exceed the value of the ammonia formed, ammonia (fixed nitrogen) should be considered the by-product. The production of hydrogen by KLEBSIELLA or other anaerobic nitrogen fixers should receive additional study, because the activity of nitrogenase offers a significant improvement in hydrogen production. The production of fixed nitrogen in the form of cell mass by Azotobacter is also uneconomical and the methane value of the carbon substrate exceeds the value of the nitrogen fixed. Parametric studies indicate that as efficiencies approach the theoretical limits the economics may become competitive. The use of nif-derepressed microorganisms, particularly blue-green algae, may have significant potential for in situ fertilization in the environment.

  6. Effect of herbicides on microbiological properties of soil

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    Milošević Nada A.

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Microorganisms decompose herbicides and they may serve as bioindicators of soil changes following herbicide application. Certain microbial species may be used as bioherbicides. This study has shown that Azotobacter is most sensitive to herbicide application; it is, therefore, a reliable indicator of the biological value of soil. The numbers of this group of nitrogen-fixing bacteria decrease considerably in the period of 7-14 days after herbicide application. Simultaneously, the numbers of Actinomycetes and less so of fungi increase, indicating that these microorganisms use herbicides as sources of biogenous elements. Rate of herbicidal decomposition depends on the properties of the preparation applied herbicide dose as well as on the physical and chemical soil properties, soil moisture and temperature, ground cover, agrotechnical measures applied and the resident microbial population.

  7. Purification and some properties of Fe protein of nitrogenase from. Anabaena cylindrica

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    Du, Daixian; Lin, Huimin; He, Zhenrong; Dai, Lingfen; Xin, Wusheng; Li, Shanghao

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    The Fe protein of Anabaena cylindrica was first separated and purified by chromatography through DEAE-cellulose columns then by gel electrophoresis. The specific activity was up to 142.46 nmol C2H4/mg protein · min. It was homogeneous as shown by 1) a single band in the gel electrophorogram; 2) absence of Mo and tryptophan; 3) content of about 3.4 atoms of Fe per mole protein. The molecular weight of the Fe protein of A. cylindrica was about 61,000 daltons as estimated by SDS-gel electrophoresis and calculated from the amino acid composition. The residues of aspartate and glutamate were about 2.6 times that of arginine and lysine in the Fe protein. Crossing Fe protein of A. cylindrica with Mo-Fe protein of Azotobacter vinelandii gave positive result. The reciprocal crossing also showed activity.

  8. Biofertilización de café orgánico en etapa de vivero en Chiapas, México Biofertilizer of organic coffee in stage of seedlings in Chiapas, Mexico

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    María de Lourdes Adriano Anaya

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available En Chiapas, la producción de plántulas de café, se realiza convencionalmente con la aplicación de fertilizantes químicos. La producción de café orgánico, requiere la nutrición de plántulas con biofertilizantes y por ello el objetivo fue evaluar el efecto de algunos de éstos en el desarrollo de plántulas de café (Coffe arábica variedad Bourbon en vivero. El experimento se realizó durante 2007 y 2008 en Cacahohatan,Chiapas. Los inoculantes fueron una cepa Glomus intraradices Schenck y Smith, cepas PACHAZ08 de Azotobacter y 11B de Azospirillum. Se utilizó el diseño factorial 2³ con ocho tratamientos y 100 repeticiones por tratamiento. En las platulas inoculadas, se efectuaron 4 muestreos con intervalos de 28 días, midiendóse la altura, longitud de hojas, longitud de raíz, peso seco de hojas y raíces, contenido de clorofila y nitrógeno, y colonizacion de raíz por los inoculantes. Los datos se sometieron al análisis de varianza y comparacion de medias por Tukey p≤ 0.05. Las mejores características morfológicas y bioquímicas de las plántulas, se obtuvieron con Azospirillum sóla o coinoculada con Glomus y Azotobacter y estadísticamente fueron los mejores tratamientos. Azospirillum modificó la arquitectura de la raíz y estimuló la micorrización. Los diazotrofos en conjunto fueron antagónicos pero esta fue inhibida por Glomus. La interacción de los tres microorganismos indujo en las plántulas un mejor aprovechamiento de nutrimentos, agua, capacidad fotosintética y mayor acumulación de biomasa carbonada.In Chiapas, c offee seedlings product ion is conventionally done with chemical fertilizers. Organic coffee production requires see dlings nutrition with biofertilizers and therefore the objective was to evaluate the effect of some of these in coffee seedlings development (Coffee arabica Bourbon variety in a nursery. The experiment was conducted during 2007 and 2008 in Cacahohatan, Chiapas. Inoculants were a strain

  9. Effect of dissolved oxygen on nitrogen fixation by A. vinelandii. II. Ionically adsorbed cells.

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    Diluccio, R C; Kirwan, D J

    1984-01-01

    Continuous culture studies of Azotobacter vinelandii cells immobilized by ionic adsorption to Cellex E anion exchange resin were conducted under oxygen-limited conditions for comparison to free-cell cultures. Immobilization had little effect upon the specific respiration and sucrose consumption rates as compared to free cells. However, maxima in specific nitrogen fixation rate and nitrogenase activity as a function of dissolved oxygen occurred at a C(O(2) ) value of approximately 0.005 mM as opposed to 0.02 mM for free cells. Further, in contrast to free-cell culture, most of the fixed nitrogen appeared in the medium rather than within intact cells. There were strong indications that reproduction of bound cells often resulted in cell lysis accounting for the fixed nitrogen content in solution.

  10. [Antibacterial activity of polyphenolic compounds isolated from plants of Geraniaceae and Rosaceae families].

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    Nikitina, V S; Kuz'mina, L Iu; Melent'ev, A I; Shendel', G V

    2007-01-01

    Polyphenolic compounds present in extracts of plants belonging to the families Geraniaceae (blood-red cranesbill, wood cranesbill, meadow cranesbill, and alfilaria) and Rosaceae (red raspberry, European dewberry, and tormentil) have been tested for their activity against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria of the genera Azotobacter, Bacillus, and Pseudomonas. The bacteriostatic activity exhibited some species-related features and depended on the polarity of the extracting agent. The bacteriostatic activity of plant-derived phenolic compounds correlated with their antioxidant potential. The plants of the families Geraniaceae and Rosaceae offer promise as a source of raw material for isolation of polyphenolic compounds exhibiting bactericidal activity, including against opportunistic pathogens (B. cereus, E. coli, P. aeruginosa, and S. aureus strains).

  11. Bio-chemical properties of sandy calcareous soil treated with rice straw-based hydrogels

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    Houssni El-Saied

    2016-06-01

    The results obtained show that, application of the investigated hydrogels positively affects bio-chemical properties of the soil. These effects are assembled in the following: (a slightly decreasing soil pH, (b increasing cation exchange capacity (CEC of the soil indicating improvement in activating chemical reactions in the soil, (c increasing organic matter (OM, organic carbon, total nitrogen percent in the soil. Because the increase in organic nitrogen surpassed that in organic carbon, a narrower CN ratio of treated soils was obtained. This indicated the mineralization of nitrogen compounds and hence the possibility to save and provide available forms of N to growing plants, (d increasing available N, P and K in treated soil, and (e improving biological activity of the soil expressed as total count of bacteria and counts of Azotobacter sp., phosphate dissolving bacteria (PDB, fungi and actinomycetes/g soil as well as the activity of both dehydrogenase and phosphatase.

  12. Production of natural fiber reinforced thermoplastic composites through the use of polyhydroxybutyrate-rich biomass.

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    Coats, Erik R; Loge, Frank J; Wolcott, Michael P; Englund, Karl; McDonald, Armando G

    2008-05-01

    Previous research has demonstrated that production of natural fiber reinforced thermoplastic composites (NFRTCs) utilizing bacterially-derived pure polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) does not yield a product that is cost competitive with synthetic plastic-based NFRTCs. Moreover, the commercial production of pure PHB is not without environmental impacts. To address these issues, we integrated unpurified PHB in NFRTC construction, thereby eliminating a significant energy and cost sink (ca. 30-40%) while concurrently yielding a fully biologically based commodity. PHB-rich biomass synthesized with the microorganism Azotobacter vinelandii UWD was utilized to manufacture NFRTCs with wood flour. Resulting composites exhibited statistically similar bending strength properties despite relatively different PHB contents. Moreover, the presence of microbial cell debris allowed for NFRTC processing at significantly reduced polymer content, relative to pure PHB-based NFRTCs. Results further indicate that current commercial PHB production yields are sufficiently high to produce composites comparable to those manufactured with purified PHB.

  13. Identification and effect of a nitrogen-fixing bacterium in flue-cured tobacco rhizosphere%一株具有固氮功能的烟草根际微生物的鉴定及其初步效应

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    刘剑君; 王豹祥; 张朝辉; 席淑雅; 刘天翔; 曹育博; 邱立友

    2011-01-01

    The Azotobacter N05 isolated from flue-cured tobacco rhizosphere is identified as Alcaligenes sp, likely Alcaligenesfaecalis, by using the phylogenetic tree constructed from 16S rRNA gene sequences, its physiological indexes and biochemical reactions. To our knowledge, this is the first report on azotobacter Alcaligenes faecalis in flue-cured tobacco rhizosphere. Applying to transplanted flue-cured tobacco, the numbers of azotobaeter under the combination of N05 azotobaeter fertilizer (30 kg/ha) and 80% N dosage of the full fertilizer amount ( B + 80% N) are 3.6 times of those of the full N fertilizer (FN) treatment, while the numbers of actinomyces under the combination treatment are significantly deceased. In addition, compared to the FN, the soil available contents of P, K, Ca, Cu, Zn, Fe, and Mn in tobacco rhizosphere at the tobacco toping stage under the B + 80% N are increased by 2.51%-46.08%. The average contents of N in de-enzyme tobacco leaves at different growth stages under the B + 80% N are higher than those under the FN. These results indicate that the amount of azotobacter and availability of mineral elements are enhanced by using azotobacter fertilizer in flue-cured tobacco production when N dosage is reduced moderately .%应用16SrDNA序列分析构建系统发育树,结合生理指标、生化反应,对分离自烤烟根际的固氮菌菌株N05进行了分类鉴定,并通过小区试验探讨其对烤烟生产的效应。结果表明,自生固氮菌N05属于产碱菌属(Alcaligenes),粪产碱菌(Alcaligenes faecalis)。将固氮菌N05制成菌肥,烤烟移栽时施人(30kg/hm^2)同时施用80%的氮肥(B+80%N),与全量施用氮肥(FN)相比,B+80%N烤烟根际固氮菌的数量平均提高3.6倍,放线菌的数量显著降低;圆顶期烤烟根际土壤中除Mg元素的有效性略有降低外,P、K、Ca、Cu、Zn、Fe和Mn等元素的有效性均有不同程

  14. CARACTERIZACIÓN DE BACTERIAS DIAZOTRÓFICAS ASIMBIÓTICAS ASOCIADAS AL EUCALIPTO (Eucalyptussp. EN CODAZZI, CESAR (COLOMBIA Characterization of Diazotrophic Bacteria Non-Symbiotic Associated with Eucalyptus (Eucalyptussp. in Codazzi, Cesar (Colombia

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    DOLLY MELISSA OBANDO CASTELLANOS

    Full Text Available Se evaluó el efecto de las épocas climáticas (lluvia y sequía y del estrato de la muestra (suelo rizosférico, raíces y hojas sobre la población de los géneros Azotobacter, Beijerinckia, Derxia, Azospirillum, Herbaspirillum, Gluconacetobacter y Burkholderia en el Eucalipto (Eucalyptus sp.. Así mismo, se evalúo su capacidad en la producción de compuestos indólicos como promotores del crecimiento vegetal y su actividad de reducción de acetileno como indicador de la fijación biológica de nitrógeno. Los resultados no registraron diferencias estadísticas significativas en el test de Tukey (P ≤ 0.05 en la población con respecto a la época climática. Con respecto al estrato de muestra, los aislamientos tentativos de Herbaspirillum sp. y Azospirillum sp. presentaron diferencias significativas en suelo rizosférico y raíces. Se obtuvieron 44 aislamientos de los cuales se agruparon por caracterización fenotípica como: 14 presuntivos de Beijerinckia sp., 12 de Azotobacter sp., ocho de Derxia sp., cuatro de Herbarpirillum sp., cinco de Azospirillum sp., uno de Gluconacetobacter sp. y uno de Burkholderia sp. Por su alto potencial fueron seleccionados y criopreservados los aislamientos C27, C26 y C25, las cuales presentaron los mejores valores de eficiencia in vitro, superando valores de producción de las cepas de referencia utilizadas (A. chroococcum (AC1 y A. brasilense (SP7.The effect of climatic seasons (rainy and dry and the stratum sample (rhizospheric soil, roots and leaves the population of the genera Azotobacter, Beijerinckia, Derxia, Azospirillum, Herbaspirillum, Gluconacetobacter and Burkholderia in soil rhizosphere, roots and leaves of Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus sp.. It also assesses their ability to produce indoles compounds as plant growth promoters and their acetylene reduction activity as an indicator of biological fixation of nitrogen. The results showed no statistically significant differences in the Duncan test (P ≤ 0

  15. Quantification and removal of some contaminating gases from acetylene used to study gas-utilizing enzymes and microorganisms.

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    Hyman, M R; Arp, D J

    1987-02-01

    Acetylene generated from various grades of calcium carbide and obtained from commercial- and purified-grade acetylene cylinders was shown to contain high concentrations of various contaminants. Dependent on the source of acetylene, these included, at maximal values, H(2) (0.023%), O(2) (0.779%), N(2) (3.78%), PH(3) (0.06%), CH(4) (0.073%), and acetone (1 to 10%). The concentration of the contaminants in cylinder acetylene was highly dependent on the extent of cylinder discharge. Several conventional methods used to partially purify cylinder acetylene were compared. A small-scale method for extensively purifying acetylene is described. An effect of acetylene quality on acetylene reduction assays conducted with purified nitrogenase from Azotobacter vinelandii was demonstrated.

  16. [Development and preclinical studies of insulating membranes based on poly-3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate for guided bone regeneration].

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    Ivanov, S Yu; Bonartsev, A P; Gazhva, Yu V; Zharkova, I I; Mukhametshin, R F; Mahina, T K; Myshkina, V L; Bonartseva, G A; Voinova, V V; Andreeva, N V; Akulina, E A; Kharitonova, E S; Shaitan, K V; Muraev, A A

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    Bone tissue damages are one of the dominant causes of temporary disability and developmental disability. Currently, there are some methods of guided bone regeneration employing different osteoplastic materials and insulation membranes used in surgery. In this study, we have developed a method of preparation of porous membranes from the biopolymer poly-3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate (PHBV), produced by a strain of Azotobacter chroococcum 7B. The biocompatibility of the porous membranes was investigated in vitro using mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and in vivo on laboratory animals. The cytotoxicity test showed the possibility of cell attachment on membrane and histological studies confirmed good insulating properties the material. The data obtained demonstrate the high biocompatibility and the potential application of insulating membranes based on PHBV in bone tissue engineering.

  17. Evaluating the biological activity of oil-polluted soils using a complex index

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    Kabirov, R. R.; Kireeva, N. A.; Kabirov, T. R.; Dubovik, I. Ye.; Yakupova, A. B.; Safiullina, L. M.

    2012-02-01

    A complex index characterizing the biological activity of soils (BAS) is suggested. It is based on an estimate of the level of activity of catalase; the number of heterotrophic and hydrocarbon oxidizing microorganisms, microscopic fungi, algae, and cyanobacteria; and the degree of development of higher plants and insects in the studied soil. The data on using the BAS coefficient for evaluating the efficiency of rehabilitation measures for oil-polluted soils are given. Such measures included introducing the following biological preparations: Lenoil based on a natural consortium of microorganisms Bacillus brevis and Arthrobacter sp.; the Azolen biofertilizer with complex action based on Azotobacter vinelandii; the Belvitamil biopreparation, which is the active silt of pulp and paper production; and a ready-mixed industrial association of aerobic and anaerobic microorganisms that contains hydrocarbon oxidizing microorganisms of the Arthrobacter, Bacillus, Candida, Desulfovibrio, and Pseudomonas genera.

  18. 兰州地区盐碱地小麦根际联合固氮菌分离及部分特性研究%ISOLATION AND CHARACTERISTICS OF ASSOCIATIVE SYMBIOTIC NITROGEN BACTERIA FROM RHIZOSPHERE OF WHEAT IN SALINE SOIL IN LANZHOU AREA

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    姚拓; 龙瑞军; 王刚; 胡自治

    2004-01-01

    结合气相色谱仪和高效液相色谱仪,利用乙炔还原等方法对兰州地区盐碱地小麦根际联合固氮菌进行分离和固氮酶活性、溶磷性、分泌植物激素特性研究.结果表明:从小麦根际分离获得的12株联合固氮菌株固氮酶活性差异较大(C2H4,124.6~651.6 mol h-1ml-1),具有较高固氮酶活性的菌株较少(C2H4大于500nmol h-1 ml-1的菌株只有4株);固氮菌株中有2株具有溶磷性,其溶磷强度(P)分别为16.30μg ml-1和9.82μg ml-1;9株固氮菌株可分泌IAA,但分泌IAA浓度相对较低(1.40~15.13μg ml-1),大于10μg ml-1的菌株只有2株.从菌株固氮酶活性、溶磷性和分泌植物生长素特性看,Pseudomonas sp.ChW1、Azotobacter sp.ChW5、Zoogloea sp.ChW6、Azotobacter chroococcum ChW11和Azospirillus sp.ChW15等在研制小麦菌肥方面具有较大的开发潜力.

  19. Isolation and identification of associative nitrogen-fixing bacteria in the rhizosphere of Axonopus compressus%地毯草根际固氮菌的分离及鉴定

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    樊俊华; 张晓波; 赵艳

    2012-01-01

    This study isolates and identifies associative nitrogen-fixing bacteria from the rhizo-sphere of Axonopus compressus by acetylene reduction assay (ARA) combined with gas chroma-tography(GC). Six strains were isolated, and showed that nitrogenase activity was large variation between strains (from 92.5 C2H4 to 295.2 C2H4 nmol·mL-1·h-1). Strains hnN2 and hnN6 showed higher nitrogenase activity (>200 C2H4 nmol·mL-1·h-'). All strains belonged to Bacillus(2 strains), Azotobacter (3 strains) and Pseudomonas (1 strains), respectively.%结合气相色谱仪,利用乙炔还原等方法对地毯草(Axonopus compressus)根际固氮菌进行分离和鉴定.结果表明,从地毯草根际土壤中分离获得6株固氮菌株,菌株的固氮酶活性相差较大(92.5 C2H4~295.2 C2H4nmol·mL-1·h-1),菌株hnN2及hnN6具有较高的固氮酶活性(>200 C2H4nmol·mL-1·h-1);菌株经鉴定分属Bacillus(2株)、Azotobacter(3株)和Pseudomonas(1株)3个属.

  20. Evaluation of abundance of aerobic bacteria in the rhizosphere of transgenic and non-transgenic alfalfa lines.

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    Faragová, N; Faragó, J; Drábeková, J

    2005-01-01

    Fourteen genetically modified lines of alfalfa (Medicago sativa) containing the gene Ov from Japanese quail, coding for a methionine-rich protein ovalbumin, were evaluated for nodulation ability and concentration of aerobic bacteria in the rhizosphere. The transgenic lines were derived from a highly regenerable genotype Rg9/I-14-22, selected from cv. Lucia. On selective media, a higher concentration of ammonifying bacteria, bacterial spores, denitrifying and nitrifying bacteria were observed in the rhizosphere of transgenic clonesand, on the other hand, lower concentration of cellulolytic bacteria and Azotobacter spp. compared with the rhizosphere of non-transgenic clone SE/22-GT2. A statistically significant difference in the concentration of all the bacterial types was found between samples taken from two types of substrates (i.e. sterile vs. nonsterile). Higher bacterial concentration (measured as colony forming units per g soil dry mass) were observed for all tested groups of culturable bacteria in the non-sterile substrate. The presence of Azotobacter spp. was found only in the rhizosphere of plants grown in non-sterile soil in which the highest number of fertile soil particles (97 %) was observed in transgenic clones SE/22-9-1-12 and SE/22-11-1-1S.1. Concentration of bacteria involved in the N cycle in the soil was increased in the rhizosphere of transgenic clones and decreased in the rhizosphere of non-transgenic plants compared with the average value. In spite of some differences in colony numbers in samples isolated from the root rhizosphere of transgenic and nontransgenic alfalfa plants, we could not detect any statistically significant difference between individual lines.

  1. Effect of Lanthanum on Major Microbial Populations in Red Soil

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    CHUHAIYAN; WANGJUNHUA; 等

    2001-01-01

    Pure culture and pot culture experiments were carried out to study the effect of lanthanum(La)on bacteria,actinomyces and fungus,and some microbial physiological groups,nitrifir,azotobacter and phos-phobacteria in a red soil taken form the Ecological Experimental Station of Red Soil,the Chinese Academy of Sciences,Jiangxi Province.LaCl3 was added into media at levels of 0,25,50,100,150,200,250 and 500 mg L-1 in the pure culture experiment ,and into soil samples in porcelain pots before rice growing at levles of 0,6,30,150,300,600 and 900 mg kg-1 dry soil in the pot culture experiment.The populations of the three soil microbes in the pure cultre experiment decreased with the addition level of La,indicating that La was toxic to the soil microbes in pure culture ,and the sensitivity of the 3 major mircrobial types to La was in a decreasing order of actinomyces>bacteria>fungus.In the pot experiment,La had slightly stimulaive effect on soil bacteria and actinomyces when applied at olw concentrations while had inhibitory effect on soil bacteria,actinomyces and fungus at high concentrations.When the concentration of La Was low,soil azotobacter was stimulated slightly while soil nitrifier was stimulated strongly and the maximum increase was up to 50%.When the concentration of La was highy,both soil aztobacter and nitrifier ware inhibited ,and the inhibition of La to the nitrifier increased with La conentration,La added at all the levels had stimulative effect on soil inorgaic and organic phosphobacteria.Among the 4 physiological groups,soil nitrifier was most sensitive to La,so,it migh be reasonble to assume that soil nitrifier was a sensitive indicator for evaluating the biological and environmental effects of rare earths.

  2. Effect of Lanthanum on Major Microbial Populationsin Red Soil

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    2001-01-01

    Pure culture and pot culture experiments were carried out to study theeffect of lanthanum (La) on bacteria, actinomyces and fungus, and somemicrobial physiological groups, nitrifier, azotobacter andphosphobacteria, in a red soil taken form the Ecological ExperimentalStation of Red Soil, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Jiangxi Province.LaCl{3 was added into media at levels of 0, 25, 50, 100, 150,200, 250 and 500 mg L-1 in the pure culture experiment, and intosoil samples in porcelain pots before rice growing at levels of 0, 6,30, 150, 300, 600 and 900 mg kg-1 dry soil in the pot cultureexperiment. Thepopulations of the three soil microbes in the pure culture experimentdecreased with the addition level of La, indicating that La was toxicto the soil microbes in pure culture, and the sensitivity of the 3major microbial types to La was in a decreasing order ofactinomyces > bacteria > fungus. In the pot experiment, Lahad slightly stimulative effect on soil bacteria and actinomyces whenapplied at low concentrations while had inhibitory effect on soilbacteria, actinomyces and fungus at high concentrations. When theconcentration of La was low, soil azotobacter was stimulated slightlywhile soil nitrifier was stimulated strongly and the maximum increasewas up to 50%. When the concentration of La was high, both soilazotobacter and nitrifier were inhibited, and the inhibition of La tothe nitrifier increased with La concentration. La added at all thelevels had stimulative effect on soil inorganic and organicphosphobacteria. Among the 4 physiological groups, soil nitrifier wasmost sensitive to La, so, it might be reasonable to assume that soilnitrifier was a sensitive indicator for evaluating the biological andenvironmental effects of rare earths.

  3. The influence of mineral fertilizer combined with a nitrification inhibitor on microbial populations and activities in calcareous Uzbekistanian soil under cotton cultivation.

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    Egamberdiyeva, D; Mamiev, M; Poberejskaya, S K

    2001-10-30

    Application of fertilizers combined with nitrification inhibitors affects soil microbial biomass and activity. The objective of this research was to determine the effects of fertilizer application combined with the nitrification inhibitor potassium oxalate (PO) on soil microbial population and activities in nitrogen-poor soil under cotton cultivation in Uzbekistan. Fertilizer treatments were N as urea, P as ammophos, and K as potassium chloride. The nitrification inhibitor PO was added to urea and ammophos at the rate of 2%. Three treatments--N200 P140 K60 (T1), N200 PO P140 K60 (T2), and N200 P140 PO K60 (T3) mg kg(-1) soil--were applied for this study. The control (C) was without fertilizer and PO. The populations of oligotrophic bacteria, ammonifying bacteria, nitrifying bacteria, denitrifying bacteria, mineral assimilating bacteria, oligonitrophilic bacteria, and bacteria group Azotobacter were determined by the most probable number method. The treatments T2 and T3 increased the number of oligonitrophilic bacteria and utilization mineral forms of nitrogen on the background of reducing number of ammonifying bacteria. T2 and T3 also decreased the number of nitrifying bacteria, denitrifying bacteria, and net nitrification. In conclusion, our experiments showed that PO combined with mineral fertilizer is one of the most promising compounds for inhibiting nitrification rate, which was reflected in the increased availability and efficiency of fertilizer nitrogen to the cotton plants. PO combined with mineral fertilizer has no negative effects on nitrogen-fixing bacteria Azotobacter and oligo-nitrophilic bacteria.

  4. The Influence of Mineral Fertilizer Combined With a Nitrification Inhibitor on Microbial Populations and Activities in Calcareous Uzbekistanian Soil Under Cotton Cultivation

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    Dilfuza Egamberdiyeva

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Application of fertilizers combined with nitrification inhibitors affects soil microbial biomass and activity. The objective of this research was to determine the effects of fertilizer application combined with the nitrification inhibitor potassium oxalate (PO on soil microbial population and activities in nitrogen-poor soil under cotton cultivation in Uzbekistan. Fertilizer treatments were N as urea, P as ammophos, and K as potassium chloride. The nitrification inhibitor PO was added to urea and ammophos at the rate of 2%. Three treatments—N200P140K60 (T1, N200 P140 POK60 (T2, and N200 P140 POK60 (T3 mg kg-1 soil—were applied for this study. The control (C was without fertilizer and PO. The populations of oligotrophic bacteria, ammonifying bacteria, nitrifying bacteria, denitrifying bacteria, mineral assimilating bacteria, oligonitrophilic bacteria, and bacteria group Azotobacter were determined by the most probable number method. The treatments T2 and T3 increased the number of oligonitrophilic bacteria and utilization mineral forms of nitrogen on the background of reducing number of ammonifying bacteria. T2 and T3 also decreased the number of nitrifying bacteria, denitrifying bacteria, and net nitrification. In conclusion, our experiments showed that PO combined with mineral fertilizer is one of the most promising compounds for inhibiting nitrification rate, which was reflected in the increased availability and efficiency of fertilizer nitrogen to the cotton plants. PO combined with mineral fertilizer has no negative effects on nitrogen-fixing bacteria Azotobacter and oligo-nitrophilic bacteria.

  5. Influence of pH on growth and nitrogen fixation in bacterial strains isolated from altitudinal vegetation zones of Parâng Mountains (Romania

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    Rahela CARPA

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    Full Text Available The aim of present paper was to study the influence of different pH values on activity of nitrogen fixing strains isolated from five altitudinal vegetation zones of Parâng Massif (Central Romania. The effect of varying the pH on growth and development of Azotobacter strains as well as on the products of molecular nitrogen fixation was surveyed. The strains were cultivated on media with mannitol or sucrose at 35ºC and continuous shaking at 150 rpm. The pH value for optimal growth of the Azotobacter strains isolated from mountain soils is around neutral pH and cell growth diminished at a slightly alkaline (pH=8 and an acid pH (pH=4. The molecular nitrogen fixation capacity by strains coming from mountain soils at the chosen pH values was determined indirectly, by extracellular proteins formation and ammonia secretion in culture media. The maximum value ofextracellular proteins was obtained at the strains coming from the flood plain at pH 8 (21.452 mg/l. The extracellular proteins concentration on the studied media followed parallel and close lines which had a growing trend untill the end of the studied interval.The ammonia secretion at each mountain zone was different on the two culture media taken into consideration. The level of the ammonia secretion attained a maximum of 6.02 mg/l at the strains from the beech zone at pH 8, on sucrose medium.

  6. Bioinoculants: A sustainable approach to maximize the yield of Ethiopian mustard (Brassica carinata L.) under low input of chemical fertilizers.

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    Nosheen, Asia; Bano, Asghari; Ullah, Faizan

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    This study aimed to find out the effect of plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR; Azospirillum brasilense and Azotobacter vinelandii) either alone or in combination with different doses of nitrogen and phosphate fertilizers on growth, seed yield, and oil quality of Brassica carinata (L.) cv. Peela Raya. PGPR were applied as seed inoculation at 10(6) cells/mL(-1) so that the number of bacterial cells per seed was 2.6 × 10(5) cells/seed. The chemical fertilizers, namely, urea and diammonium phosphate (DAP) were applied in different doses (full dose (urea 160 kg ha(-1) + DAP 180 kg ha(-1)), half dose (urea 80 kg ha(-1) + DAP 90 kg ha(-1)), and quarter dose (urea 40 kg ha(-1) + DAP 45 kg ha(-1)). The chemical fertilizers at full and half dose significantly increased the chlorophyll, carotenoids, and protein content of leaves and the seed yield (in kilogram per hectare) but had no effect on the oil content of seed. The erucic acid (C22:1) content present in the seed was increased. Azospirillum performed better than Azotobacter and its effect was at par with full dose of chemical fertilizers (CFF) for pigments and protein content of leaves when inoculated in the presence of half dose of chemical fertilizers (SPH). The seed yield and seed size were greater. Supplementing Azospirillum with SPH assisted Azospirillum to augment the growth and yield, reduced the erucic acid (C22:1) and glucosinolates contents, and increased the unsaturation in seed oil. It is inferred that A. brasilense could be applied as an efficient bioinoculant for enhancing the growth, seed yield, and oil quality of Ethiopian mustard at low fertilizer costs and sustainable ways.

  7. CARACTERIZACIÓN DE BACTERIAS DIAZOTRÓFICAS ASIMBIÓTICAS ASOCIADAS AL EUCALIPTO (Eucalyptus sp. EN CODAZZI, CESAR.

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    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Se evaluó el efecto de las épocas climáticas (lluvia y sequía y del estrato de la muestra (Suelo rizosférico, raíces y hojas sobre la población de los géneros Azotobacter, Beijerinckia, Derxia, Azospirillum, Herbaspirillum, Gluconacetobacter y Burkholderia en el Eucalipto (Eucalyptus sp.. Así mismo, se evalúo su capacidad en la producción de compuestos indólicos como promotores del crecimiento vegetal y su actividad de reducción de acetileno como indicador de la fijación biológica de nitrógeno. Los resultados no registraron diferencias estadísticas significativas en el test de Tukey (P ≤ 0.05 en la población con respecto a la época climática. Con respecto al estrato de muestra, los aislamientos tentativos a Herbaspirillum sp. y Azospirillum sp. presentaron diferencias significativas en suelo rizosférico y raíces. Se obtuvieron 44 aislamientos de los cuales se agruparon por caracterización fenotípica como: 14 presuntivos del género Beijerinckia sp., 12 de Azotobacter sp., 8 de Derxia sp., 4 de Herbarpirillum sp., 5 de Azospirillum sp., 1 de Gluconacetobacter sp. y 1 de Burkholderia sp. Por su alto potencial fueron seleccionados y criopreservados los aislamientos C27, C26, C25 y C45, las cuales presentaron los mejores valores de eficiencia in vitro, superando valores de producción de las cepas de referencia utilizadas (A. chroococcum (AC-01 y A. brasilense (SP7.

  8. 结缕草根际联合固氮菌的分离及初步鉴定%Isolation and identification of associative nitrogen-fixing bacteria in the rhizosphere of Zoysia japonica

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    张晓波; 赵艳

    2011-01-01

    联合固氮菌在植物根际土壤生长或定植于植物根表细胞,这类细菌可将空气或土壤中的氮素转化为氨态氮供植物直接吸收利用.结合气相色谱仪,利用乙炔还原等方法对结缕草根际联合固氮菌进行了分离和鉴定.结果表明:从结缕草根际土壤中分离获得9株联合固氮菌株,菌株的固氮酶活性相差较大,为67.5~343.7 C2H4nmol/(ml·h),菌株N4及N6具有较高的固氮酶活性,>300 C2 H4nmol/(mL·h);除N4外其余菌株均为革兰氏阴性菌,菌株经鉴定分属Bacillus(1株)、Enterobacter(1株)、Azotobacter(4株)和Pseudomonas(3株)4个属.%Associative nitrogen-fixing bacteria(ANB)from the rhizosphere of Zoysia japonica were isolated and identified by acetylene reduction assay(ARA)combined with gas chromatography(GC). Nine ANB strains were isolated,and their nitrogenase activity were variation between strains(from 67. 5 C2 H4 nmol/mL · h to 343.7 C2 H4 nmol/mL · h). Strains N4 and N6 showed higher nitrogenase activity (>300 C2 H4 nmol/mL · h). In addition,all strains obtained were gram-negative except N4,and belonged to Bacillus(1 strains),Enterobacter (1 strains) ,Azotobacter(4 strains) and Pseudomonas(3 strains), respectively.

  9. 复合生防菌群对连作大豆根际土壤可培养微生物区系的影响%Effects of combined biocontrol agents on soybean rhizosphere culturable microbial flora from continuous soybean cropping soil

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    范文艳; 陈瑾; 姜述君; 于涵; 张国庆; 刘朝

    2012-01-01

    Pot experiments were carried out to investigate the effect of combined biocontrol agents on rhizosphere microbial flora of soybean (Glycine max) in continuous cropping soil. Results showed thai combined biocontrol agents could effectively change soil microbial flora in soybean rhizosphere. Among different growth stages of soybean, the quantities of bacteria, fungi and actinomyces had changed evidently under combined biocontrol agents treatment. In euphylla period and compound leaf period, rhizosphere bacteria increased 71. 8% and 114. 3% , while fungus decreased 12.9% and 22. 3% respectively. Actinomyces decreased 9.9% in euphylla period, but increased 27.4% in compound leaf period. The results showed that combined biocontrol agents significantly reduced the proportions of soilborne pathogene of Fusarium and Rhizoctonia in soybean rhizosphere, and enhanced the proportions of beneficial microbes including Rhizobium, Azotobacter, Trichoderma, Pseudomonas and Bacillus.%采用盆栽试验,研究了复合生防菌群对大豆根际土壤可培养微生物区系的调节作用.结果表明,复合生防菌群可以明显改变大豆根际微生物区系组成.在大豆不同时期,复合生防菌群处理的大豆根际细菌、真菌和放线菌在数量上发生了较大改变.在大豆真叶期和复时期,复合生防菌群接种处理大豆根际细菌较对照增幅分别达到71.8%和114.3%,而根际真菌较对照减少12.9%和22.3%.在大豆真叶期,复合生防菌群接种处理大豆根际放线菌数量较对照减少9.9%,而在复叶期,根际放线菌数量较对照增加27.4%.此外,施用复合生防菌群可有效降低土传病原菌镰孢菌属(Fusarium)和丝核菌属(Rhizoctonia)的比例,并且提高根瘤菌(Rhtizobium)、固氮菌(Azotobacter)、木霉属(Trichoderma)、假单胞菌属(Pseudomonas)和芽孢杆菌属(Bacillus)等有益菌的比例.

  10. Effect of Fertilization with Rapeseed Meal on Rhizosphere Microorganism Quantity and Community of Flue-cured Tobacco%施用菜籽粕对烤烟根际微生物数量及种群的影响

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    郑华; 熊晶; 石俊雄

    2012-01-01

    Abstract: Pot experiment was conducted to study the effect of rapeseed meal on community structure of rhizosphere microorganism of flue-cured tobacco, in order to understanding the mechanism of promoting quality of flue-cured tobacco when fertilizing with rapeseed meal. Results showed that treats with rapeseed meal (both rotted and unrotted) promoted the quantities of bacteria, actinomycetes and fungi. And the same treats impacted the quantities of azotobacter, phosphorus bacteria and potassium bacteria in different extent respectively, which does not consistent with the effect on the quantities of bacteria. Unrotted rapeseed meal exhibits selectivity to rihzobactera of flue-cured tobacco, in which the mainly two genera of bacteria isolated were Bacillus and Pseudomonas. Besides, the treat with rotted rapeseed meal improve the diversity characteristics of azotobacter and phosphorus bacteria, while unrotted rapeseed meal not.%为了解菜籽粕能够提高烤烟品质的效用机理,采用盆栽方法研究菜籽粕对烤烟根际微生物群落结构的影响.结果表明,施用腐熟和未腐熟的菜籽对烤烟根际细菌、放线菌及真菌均有促进作用;对自生固氮菌、磷细菌和钾细菌的数量也有一定影响,但与施用菜籽粕对烤烟根际细菌总体数量的影响不完全一致;未腐熟菜籽粕对烤烟根际细菌具有一定的选择作用,从该处理烤烟根际分离到的有益细菌主要为芽孢杆菌属(Bacillus)和假单胞菌属(Pseudomonas).另外,腐熟菜籽粕对烤烟根际有益细菌种群多样性有促进作用,而未腐熟菜籽粕则不同.

  11. Effect of transgenic drought resistant soybean on soil microbial community and beneficial microorganism%转DREB3基因抗旱大豆对土壤微生物群落及有益微生物的影响

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    曹阳; 丁伟; 李新海; 马有志; 王振华; 李文滨

    2011-01-01

    采用盆栽试验方法,在正常水分管理和干旱胁迫条件下研究了转DREB3基因抗旱大豆对土壤细菌、放线菌、真菌及两种有益菌木霉菌和自生固氮菌数量的影响.结果表明,在正常水分管理条件下,只有VE期转基因抗旱大豆根际土壤中细菌数量显著增多,放线菌数量显著减少.干旱胁迫下,转基因抗旱大豆根际土壤中放线菌数量也只在R1期与正常水分管理相比显著减少.转基因大豆在正常水分管理下的R1、R4期和干旱胁迫下的VE、R4期,对根际土壤细菌、放线菌、真菌、木霉菌和自生固氮菌数量无显著影响.%Pot culture method was used to study the effect of transgenic drought resistant soybean (TDRS) and no transgenic drought resistant soybean (NTDRS) on soil bacteria number, actinomycetes number, fungi number and two kinds of the beneficial microorganisms named trichoderma and azotobacter. The results showed that the soil bacteria number was significant increased and actinomycetes number decreased in rhizosphere of TDRS only at VE growth stage under normal soil water condition. Under water stress condition actinomycetes number was significant decreased only at R1 growth stage in rhizosphere of TDRS compared with that of in the normal water condition. There was no significant effect on number of bacteria, actinomycetes, fungi, trichoderma and azotobacter at R1, R4 under normal water condition and VE, R4 under water stress condition in rhizosphere of TDRS.

  12. Tubulinlike protein from Spirochaeta bajacaliforniensis

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    Bermudes, D.; Fracek, S. P. Jr; Laursen, R. A.; Margulis, L.; Obar, R.; Tzertzinis, G.

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    Tubulin proteins are the fundamental subunits of all polymeric microtubule-based eukaryotic structures. Long, hollow structures each composed of 13 protofilaments as revealed by electron microscopy, microtubules (240 angstroms in diameter) are nearly ubiquitous in eukaryotes. These proteins have been the subject of intense biochemical and biophysical interest since the early 1970s and are of evolutionary interest as well. If tubulin-based structures (i.e., neurotubules, mitotic spindle tubules, centrioles, kinetosomes, axonemes, etc.) evolved from spirochetes by way of motility symbioses, tubulin homologies with spirochete proteins should be detectable. Tubulin proteins are widely thought to be limited to eukaryotes. Yet both azotobacters and spirochetes have shown immunological cross-reactivity with anitubulin antibodies. In neither of these studies was tubulin isolated nor any specific antigen identified as responsible for the immunoreactivity. Furthermore, although far less uniform in structure than eukaryotic microtubules, various cytoplasmic fibers and tubules (as seen by electron microscopy) have been reported in several types of prokaryotes (e.g., Spirochaeta; large termite spirochetes; treponemes; cyanobacteria; and Azotobacter. This work forms a part of our long-range study of the possible prokaryotic origin of tubulin and microtubules. Spirochetes are helically shaped gram-negative motile prokaryotes. They differ from all other bacteria in that the position of their flagella is periplasmic: their flagella lie between the inner and outer membranes of the gram-negative cell wall. Some of the largest spirochetes have longitudinally aligned 240 angstroms microtubules. Unfortunately, in spite of many attempts, all of the larger spirochetes (family Pillotaceae) with well-defined cytoplasmic tubules and antitubulin immunoreactivity are not cultivable. However, a newly described spirochete species (Spirochaeta bajacaliforniensis) possessing cytoplasmic fibers

  13. Soil microbiological composition and its evolution along with forest succession in West Siberia

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    Naplekova, Nadezhda N.; Malakhova, Nataliya A.; Maksyutov, Shamil

    2015-04-01

    Natural forest succession process in West Siberia is mostly initiated by fire disturbance and involves changing tree species composition from pioneer species to late succession trees. Along with forest aging, litter and forest biomass accumulate. Changes of the soil nitrogen cycle between succession stages, important for plant functioning, have been reported in a number of studies. To help understanding the mechanism of the changes in the soil nitrogen cycle we analyzed soil microbiological composition for soil profiles (0-160 cm) taken at sites corresponding to three forest succession stages: (1) young pine, age 18-20 years, (2) mid age, dark coniferous, age 50-70 years, (3) mature, fir-spruce, age 170-180 years. Soil samples were taken from each soil horizon and analyzed in the laboratory for quantity and species composition of algae and other microorganisms. Algae community at all stages of succession is dominated by species typical for forest (pp. Chlorhormidium, Chlamydomonas, Chloroccocum, Pleurochloris, Stichococcus). Algae species composition is summarized by formulas: young forest C14X10Ch9H2P4Cf1B2amph4, mid age X16C15Ch10H4P4Cf1B2amph4, mature X24C22Ch17H10P2amph5Cf1, with designations C -- Cyanophyta, X -- Xantophyta, Ch -- Chlorophyta, B -- Bacillariophyta. Diversity is highest in upper two horizons and declines with depth. Microorganism composition on upper 20 cm was analyzed in three types of forests separately for consumers of protein (ammonifiers) and mineral nitrogen, fungi, azotobacter, Clostridium pasteurianum, oligonitrophylic (eg diazotrophs), nitrifiers and denitrifiers. Nitrogen biologic fixation in the mature forest soils is done mostly by oligonitrophyls and microorganisms of the genus Clostridium as well as сyanobacteria of sp. Nostoc, but the production rate appears low. Concentrations (count in gram soil) of nitrogen consumers (eg ammonifiers), oligonitrophyls, Clostridium and denitrifiers increase several fold from young forest to mid

  14. Efecto de la fertilización en la nutrición y rendimiento de ají (Capsicum spp. en el Valle del Cauca, Colombia

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    Full Text Available En el estudio se evaluó el efecto de las fertilizaciones química y orgánica y biofertilización en la nutrición y rendimiento del ají (Capsicum spp. en el Valle del Cauca, Colombia, y en la producción de plántulas en vivero y en campo. Las variables evaluadas en vivero fueron: peso fresco de raíz y parte aérea, número de hojas, altura de la planta (cm, diámetro del tallo (mm, peso seco total, peso seco de raíz y parte aérea. Se evaluaron seis tratamientos, bajo un diseño estadístico de bloques completos al azar, de la forma siguiente: fertilización de síntesis química completa (testigo (FSQC, FSQC más fertilización orgánica (FSQC + O, FSQC + O más biofertilización 1 (solubilizador de fósforo con base en Penicillium janthinellum (1x10(7conidias/ml, FSQC + O más micorrizas (FSQC + O + M, FSQC + O más biofertilización 2 (fijador de nitrógeno con base en Azotobacter chroococcum (1x10(8 UFC/ml y Azospirillun sp. (1x10(8 UFC/ml, FSQC + O más biofertilización 3 (fijador de nitrógeno con base en Azotobacter chroococcum (1x10(8 UFC/ml. El experimento se instaló sobre un Typic Hapludolls. El análisis de resultados mostró que, en todos los tratamientos la fertilización de síntesis química + orgánica + micorrizas presentó los mejores resultados (P < 0.01, seguido de los tratamientos a los que se aplicó la fuente de biofertilización (microorganismos solubilizadores de fósforo y fijadores de nitrógeno. Para los suelos estudiados se concluyó que el mayor rendimiento de ají se consigue cuando se aplica al suelo una fuente química completa, más una fuente de materia orgánica, más micorrizas arbusculares. Además, que la biofertilización es un complemento de la fertilización química.

  15. Identificación de algunos géneros microbianos asociados al cultivo del maíz (Zea mays L. en diferentes suelos de Cuba Identification of some microbial genera associated to the maize crop (Zea mays L in different Cuban soils

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    Heydrich Mayra

    2003-06-01

    Full Text Available Se ha demostrado que la aplicación de bioproductos a partir de microorganismos rizosféricos en la agricultura, provoca incrementos en la productividad de los cultivos. Si se trabaja con cepas nativas aumenta la factibilidad biológica de los mismos. Esta investigación se realizó con el objetivo de determinar algunos géneros microbianos asociados al cultivo del maíz variedad Francisco mejorado en suelos Nitisol Rhodic, Cambisol Eutric-Humic y Cambisol Eutric procedentes de diferentes localidades cubanas. Para ello se emplearon tres métodos de aislamiento: Método Convencional, Tubos Espermosféricos y Modelo Microcosmos. Los aislados fueron clasificados mediante la utilización de técnicas clásicas. Los resultados obtenidos demostraron que los géneros Pseudomona, Azospirillum, Azotobacter, Bacillus y Streptomyces forman parte de la comunidad microbiana de la rizosfera del cultivo del maíz en las condiciones estudiadas, constituyendo Pseudomonas el género dominante. Los métodos de aislamiento emplea­dos resultaron adecuados para la obtención de representantes típicos de las poblaciones microbianas en estudio, demostrándose la superioridad de los Tubos Espermosféricos y el Modelo Microcosmos para estos fines, ya que los mismos permiten aislar los microorganismos capaces de vivir a expensas de los exudados radicales del cultivo, en la interacción planta-bacteria. Palabras clave: rizosfera; maíz; modelo espermosférico; modelo microcosmos; Pseudomonas.It has been demonstrated that applying bio-products based on native rhizosphere micro-organisms in agriculture increases crop productivity. Working with native strains also improves their biological feasibility. Some microbial genera associated with the improved corn variety Francisco were isolated from Nitisol Rhodic, Cambisol Eutric-Humic and Cambisol Eutric soil from different Cuban regions using three isolation methods: the convencional method, the spermosphere model and the

  16. Survival of microorganisms in smectite clays: Implications for Martian exobiology

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    Moll, Deborah M.; Vestal, J. Robie

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    Manned exploration of Mars may result in the contamination of that planet with terrestrial microbes, a situation requiring assessment of the survival potential of possible contaminating organisms. In this study, the survival of Bacillus subtilis, Azotobacter chroococcum, and the enteric bacteriophage MS2 was examined in clays representing terrestrial (Wyoming type montmorillonite) or Martian (Fe 3+-montmorillonite) soils exposed to terrestrial and Martian environmental conditions of temperature and atmospheric pressure and composition, but not to UV flux or oxidizing conditions. Survival of bacteria was determined by standard plate counts and biochemical and physiological measurements over 112 days. Extractable lipid phosphate was used to measure microbial biomass, and the rate of 14C-acetate incorporation into microbial lipids was used to determine physiological activity. MS2 survival was assayed by plaque counts. Both bacterial types survived terrestrial or Martian conditions in Wyoming montmorillonite better than Martian conditions in Fe 3+-montmorillonite. Decreased survival may have been caused by the lower pH of the Fe 3+-montmorillonite compared to Wyoming montmorillonite. MS2 survived simulated Mars conditions better than the terrestrial environment, likely due to stabilization of the virus caused by the cold and dry conditions of the simulated Martian environment. The survival of MS2 in the simulated Martian environment is the first published indication that viruses may be able to survive in Martian type soils. This work may have implications for planetary protection for future Mars missions.

  17. RESISTANCE OF KARST CAVERNS NITROGEN-FIXING BACTERIA TO EXTREME FACTORS

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    Tashyrev O. B.

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available To determine the studied bacteria resistance quantitative parameters of extreme factors such as toxic metals (Cu2+, organic xenobiotics (p-nitrochlorobenzene and UV-irradiation were the aim of the research. Six strains of nitrogen-fixing bacteria isolated from clays of two caverns Mushkarova Yama (Podolia, Ukraine and Kuybyshevskaya (Western Caucasus, Abkhazia and Azotobacter vinelandii УКМ В-6017 as a reference strain have been tested. For this purpose the maximum permissible concentration of Cu2+ and p-nitrochlorobenzene in the concentration gradient and lethal doses of UV by the survival caverns have been determined. Maximum permissible concentrations for strains were as 10 ppm Cu2+, 70–120 ppm of p-nitrochlorobenzene. The maximum doses of UV-irradiation varied in the range of 55–85 J/m2 (LD99.99. It is shown that three classes of extreme factors resistance parameters of karst caverns strains are similar to the strain of terrestrial soil ecosystems. The most active studied strains reduce the concentration of p-nitrochlorobenzene in the medium in 13 times. The ability of nitrogen-fixing bacteria to degrade p-nitrochlorobenzene could be used in creation new environmental biotechnology for industrial wastewater treatment from nitrochloroaromatic xenobiotics. Isolated strains could be used as destructors for soils bioremediation in agrobiotechnologies and to optimize plants nitrogen nutrition in terrestrial ecosystems.

  18. Alginate Production from Alternative Carbon Sources and Use of Polymer Based Adsorbent in Heavy Metal Removal

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    Çiğdem Kıvılcımdan Moral

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Alginate is a biopolymer composed of mannuronic and guluronic acids. It is harvested from marine brown algae; however, alginate can also be synthesized by some bacterial species, namely, Azotobacter and Pseudomonas. Use of pure carbohydrate sources for bacterial alginate production increases its cost and limits the chance of the polymer in the industrial market. In order to reduce the cost of bacterial alginate production, molasses, maltose, and starch were utilized as alternative low cost carbon sources in this study. Results were promising in the case of molasses with the maximum 4.67 g/L of alginate production. Alginates were rich in mannuronic acid during early fermentation independent of the carbon sources while the highest guluronic acid content was obtained as 68% in the case of maltose. The polymer was then combined with clinoptilolite, which is a natural zeolite, to remove copper from a synthetic wastewater. Alginate-clinoptilolite beads were efficiently adsorbed copper up to 131.6 mg Cu2+/g adsorbent at pH 4.5 according to the Langmuir isotherm model.

  19. Bacterial biota of Nigeen Lake waters (Kashmir Valley).

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    Zaffar, Riasa M; Ganai, Bashir A

    2016-08-01

    One of the greatest apprehensions of water consumers all over the world with respect to the quality of drinking water is its contamination with pathogenic microorganisms. This research work determined the potential bacterial contaminants of the waters of Nigeen Lake, a subsidiary of Dal Lake and is regarded as a separate lake in Kashmir. The study was carried out from May 2014 to November 2014 excluding August and September at four different sites. During the study the bacterial flora showed variation in relation to the conditions prevailing at different sites. The highest viable count of bacteria was observed at Site:2 (surrounded by residential hamlets) followed by Site:1 (inlet) and Site:4 (centre) followed by Site:3 (outlet). Based on the examination of morphological features of bacterial colonies on nutrient agar plates after 48 h of incubation period, 40 different strains were isolated. The isolates were identified with the help of Gram's staining and DNA sequencing, 55% of the strains were Gram negative and 45% of the strains were Gram positive. With the help of 16S rRNA sequencing, out of the 40 isolates of bacteria, 7 strains were different at the genetic level. The bacteria which were identified with the help of DNA sequencing are Pseudomonas synxantha, Delftia acidovorans, Bacillus pumilus, Bacillus licheniformis, Macrococcus caseolyticus, Azotobacter vinelandii, and Stenotrophomonas maltophiria.

  20. Community structure of soybean plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria in the black soil region of Northeast China%东北黑土区大豆根际促生菌群落组成研究

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    王志刚; 徐伟慧; 莫继先; 肖静; 孙剑秋; 王建丽

    2012-01-01

    As the black soil area of Northeast China is major soybean producing areas, it is important for the sustainable development of agriculture to study the soybean plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR). For explaining the community structure of soybean PGPR in the black soil region of Northeast China, we chose four sample stations including Ewenki Autonomous Banner in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Hailun City in Heilongjiang Province, Keshan County in Heilongjiang Province and Hongxinglong Farms in Heilongjiang Province, analyzed community composition of nitrogen-fixing bacteria, phosphate-dissolving bacteria, phosphate-solubilizing bacteria and silicate bacteria in soybean rhizosphere, and interpreted correspondence relationship between PGPR strains and areas. The results showed a large number of PGPR in soybean rhizosphere. The quantity of nitrogen-fixing bacteria reached to 104 cfu·g-1, these of phosphate-dissolving bacteria and phosphate-solubilizing bacteria reached to 105 cfu·g-1, and that of silicate bacteria reached to 103 cfu·g-1. Species groups of nitrogen-fixing bacteria, phosphate-dissolving bacteria, phosphate-solubilizing bacteria and silicate bacteria in soybean rhizosphere consisted of 5, 6, 7 and 4 species respectively. Shannon-Weiner biodiversity indices of nitrogen-fixing bacteria, phosphate-dissolving bacteria, phosphate-solubilizing bacteria and silicate bacteria were higher in soybean rhizosphere, which were in ranges of 0.94~1.60, 0.83~1.52, 1.07~1.67 and 0.52~0.96.Biodiversity indices of PGPR were more than 2 in sampling stations. Analysis on correspondence relationship between PGPR strains and areas indicated typical PGPR of different sampling stations. Nitrogen-fixing bacteria LLN8 (Azotobacter beijerinckia indica), phosphate-dissolving bacteria DHS13 (Micrococcus), phosphate-dissolving bacteria DHS19 (Pseudomonas), nitrogen-fixing bacteria LLN1 (A. Chrooco-ccum) and phosphate-dissolving bacteria DHS5 (Azotobacter) were

  1. CHARACTERIZATION, BIO-FORMULATION DEVELOPMENT AND SHELF-LIFE STUDIES OF LOCALLY ISOLATED BIO-FERTILIZER STRAINS

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    Vipin Kumar

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Nitrogen fixing, phosphate solubilizing and potash mobilizing bacterial strains were isolated from rhizosphere soil of agricultural land, the isolated bacterial strains were further characterized by a series of biochemical reactions and identified as genus Azotobacter, Bacillus and Pseudomonas respectively. A technology for their mass multiplication and their bio-formulation has been developed. Fly-ash was used as carrier materials for bio-formulation development of bio-fertilizer strains. Shelf-life studies of the bio-formulations were carried out during storage period. The selected isolates were found to be potent nitrogen fixer, phosphate solubilizers showing clear halo zone around their colonies and potash mobilizer showing mobilization of potassium on respective medium. A general decline in cfu count was noticed in fly-ash based bio-formulations. All the bio-formulations however, retained more than 108 cfu/g viable propagules up to 270 days. The present studies were shown encouraging results in respect to fly-ash as carrier materials for bio-fertilizer strains which are comparable to other commercially available carrier materials.

  2. Growth promoting characteristics of rhizobacteria and AM Fungi for biomass amelioration of Zea mays

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    Kumar Manoj

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR and mycorrhiza were evaluated on the growth (biomass and yield of Zea mays. In the present study, selective rhizospheric PGPR (Azotobacter chroococcum, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Azospirillum brasilense and Streptomyces sp. and a combination of six strains of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF (Acaulospora morrowae, Gigaspora margarita, Glomus constrictum, Glomus mossae, Glomus aggregatum and Scutellospora calospora were isolated and identified with standard methods and 16S rRNA sequence analysis. PGPR and AMF were checked for their growth-promoting behavior under specific treatment conditions. The 30-48-day-old treated plants in all combinations showed a significantly higher mass value. The average dry weight from the shoot was in a range from 41-52% as compared to the control. This increase also translated into a higher mass value of the roots. Overall, an 82% growth rate was observed in terms of height as the consequence of biomass production, specifically in the case of AMF + rhizobacteria combination. We report an efficient, sustainable and cost-effective biofertilizer for enhanced biomass of Z. mays, one of the staple food crops worldwide.

  3. 高寒地区燕麦根际联合固氮菌研究Ⅰ固氮菌分离及鉴定%Associative nitrogen-fixing bacteria in the rhizosphere of Avena sativa in an alpine region Ⅰ Isolation and identification

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    姚拓; 张德罡; 胡自治

    2004-01-01

    结合气相色谱仪,利用乙炔还原等方法对高寒地区重要饲用植物--燕麦(Avena sativa)根际联合固氮菌进行了分离和鉴定.结果表明,该地区燕麦根际联合固氮菌株较少(8株),菌株分布以根系表面(RP)最多,根表土壤(RS)次之,距根系较远的土壤(NRS)和根内(HP)最少,即:RP>RS>NRS≥HP;菌株固氮酶活性相差较大(C2H4 112.5~1 147.9 nmol/mL*h),具有较高固氮酶活性的菌株较少(C2H4大于500 nmol/mL*h只有2株);菌株均为革兰氏阴性菌,经鉴定分属Azotobacter(3株)、Pseudomonas(3株)和Azospirillus(2株)3个属.相对于其它生境和植物,高寒地区燕麦根际联合固氮菌种类较为单一.

  4. The Effect Different Fertilizers, on Germination, Yield, of Vicia vilosa Roth

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    R Kamaei

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available In order to study the interaction of germination, yield of Vicia vilosa Roth to use of biological fertilizer, chemical, and manure, an experiment was conducted as a randomized complete block design with three replications at Research greenhouse, Faculty of Agriculture, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran, in 2013-2014 growing season. The experimental treatments was included three kinds of bio fertilizers and their integration with each other and vermicompost and chemical fertilizer as following : 1- mycorhhizaarbuscular species Glomus mosseae+vermicompost2- mycorhhiza+Nitrocsin (included bacteries Azospirillum sp. and Azotobacter sp. 3- mycorhhiza arbuscular+ Rhizobium (Rhizobium sp. 4-mycorhhiza arbuscular + Chemical fertilizer NPK 5- mycorhhizaarbuscular (Glomus moseae 6-control. The results showed that, although the treatments has not significant effects on height of stem , it has significant effects on characteristics of root length colonization percent, number the root node, Root dry weight, soggy yield, yield dry and protein Percent. The results showed that the highest percent of root length colonization(76 percent, number the root node (20, Root dry weight (.94 g, soggy yield (1894.5 g m-2, yield dry (473.63 g m-2 and protein Percent (27.33 percent was gained in integrated mycorhhiza and nitrocsine treatment. On the basis of results, the integration of mycrhhoriza and biological rhizobium is suggested as the best fertilizer treatment for Vicia vilosa Roth.

  5. Influence of PAS domain flanking regions on oligomerisation and redox signalling by NifL.

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    Richard Little

    Full Text Available Per-ARNT-Sim (PAS domains constitute a typically dimeric, conserved α/β tertiary fold of approximately 110 amino acids that perform signalling roles in diverse proteins from all kingdoms of life. The amino terminal PAS1 domain of NifL from Azotobacter vinelandii accommodates a redox-active FAD group; elevation of cytosolic oxygen concentrations result in FAD oxidation and a concomitant conformational re-arrangement that is relayed via a short downstream linker to a second PAS domain, PAS2. At PAS2, the signal is amplified and passed on to effector domains generating the 'on' (inhibitory state of the protein. Although the crystal structure of oxidised PAS1 reveals regions that contribute to the dimerisation interface, 21 amino acids at the extreme N-terminus of NifL, are unresolved. Furthermore, the structure and function of the linker between the two PAS domains has not been determined. In this study we have investigated the importance to signalling of residues extending beyond the core PAS fold. Our results implicate the N-terminus of PAS1 and the helical linker connecting the two PAS domains in redox signal transduction and demonstrate a role for these flanking regions in controlling the oligomerisation state of PAS1 in solution.

  6. Role of the Pseudomonas fluorescens alginate lyase (AlgL) in clearing the periplasm of alginates not exported to the extracellular environment.

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    Bakkevig, Karianne; Sletta, Håvard; Gimmestad, Martin; Aune, Randi; Ertesvåg, Helga; Degnes, Kristin; Christensen, Bjørn Erik; Ellingsen, Trond E; Valla, Svein

    2005-12-01

    Alginate is an industrially widely used polysaccharide produced by brown seaweeds and as an exopolysaccharide by bacteria belonging to the genera Pseudomonas and Azotobacter. The polymer is composed of the two sugar monomers mannuronic acid and guluronic acid (G), and in all these bacteria the genes encoding 12 of the proteins essential for synthesis of the polymer are clustered in the genome. Interestingly, 1 of the 12 proteins is an alginate lyase (AlgL), which is able to degrade the polymer down to short oligouronides. The reason why this lyase is associated with the biosynthetic complex is not clear, but in this paper we show that the complete lack of AlgL activity in Pseudomonas fluorescens in the presence of high levels of alginate synthesis is toxic to the cells. This toxicity increased with the level of alginate synthesis. Furthermore, alginate synthesis became reduced in the absence of AlgL, and the polymers contained much less G residues than in the wild-type polymer. To explain these results and other data previously reported in the literature, we propose that the main biological function of AlgL is to degrade alginates that fail to become exported out of the cell and thereby become stranded in the periplasmic space. At high levels of alginate synthesis in the absence of AlgL, such stranded polymers may accumulate in the periplasm to such an extent that the integrity of the cell is lost, leading to the observed toxic effects.

  7. Use of laboratory-grown bacterial alginate in copper removal.

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    Kivilcimdan Moral, Ç; Doğan, Ö; Sanin, F D

    2012-01-01

    Industrial production leads to toxic heavy metal pollution in water bodies. Copper is one of the examples that requires removal from effluents before being discharged. It is difficult and sometimes very expensive to remove toxic heavy metals by conventional treatment techniques. This study aims to remove copper by the use of bacterial alginate as a non-conventional technique. Bacterial alginates (natural polymers composed of mannuronic and guluronic acid monomers) were synthesized by Azotobacter vinelandii ATCC(®) 9046 in a laboratory fermentor under controlled environmental conditions. The alginates produced, with a range of different characteristics in terms of monomer distribution and viscosity, were investigated for maximum copper uptake capacities. The average copper uptake capacities of alginates produced were found to be about 1.90 mmol/L Cu(2+)/g alginate. Although the GG-block amount of alginates was varied from 12 to 87% and culture broth viscosities were changed within the range of 1.47 and 14 cP, neither the block distribution nor viscosities of alginate samples considerably affected the copper uptake of alginates.

  8. Nitric oxide production in celomocytes of the earthworm Eisenia hortensis following bacterial challenge

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    SR Cook

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available In this in vitro investigation, nitric oxide (NO production was induced within celomocytes of the earthworm Eisenia hortensis following microbial challenge. Celomocytes were pre-loaded with the fluorescent indicator 4-amino-5-methylamino-2’, 7’-difluorofluorescein diacetate (DAF-FM DA in order to detect the presence of intracellular nitric oxide subsequent to a 16 h incubation with chemically-fixed soil bacteria including Bacillus megaterium, Arthrobacter globiformis, Pseudomonas stutzeri, and Azotobacter chroococcum at a range of multiplicities of infection (MOIs. Flow cytometric analysis measuring increases in relative fluorescence intensity (RFI, which is directly proportional to the amount of intracellular NO produced, permitted determination of statistical significance (p < 0.05 of exposed celomocytes compared to baseline controls. Significant increases in NO were detected reproducibly in celomocytes treated with all bacterial species used. The most prominent results were observed after exposure to Gram positive B. megaterium and A. globiformis where 100 % of earthworms tested exhibited statistically significant increases of RFI at MOIs of 100:1 and 500:1, respectively. Furthermore, significant decreases in NO production in bacteria-stimulated earthworm celomocytes incubated with the NOS inhibitor aminoguanidine hydrochloride were observed. These results demonstrate microbial induction of NO synthesis in earthworms and provide evidence of an antimicrobial role of NO in the innate immune system.

  9. Indole-3-acetic acid (IAA) production in symbiotic and non-symbiotic nitrogen-fixing bacteria and its optimization by Taguchi design.

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    Shokri, Dariush; Emtiazi, Giti

    2010-09-01

    Production of Indole-3-acetic acid (IAA) in 35 different symbiotic and non-symbiotic nitrogen-fixing bacteria strains isolated from soil and plant roots was studied and assayed by chromatography and colorimetric methods. These bacteria included Agrobacterium, Paenibacillus, Rhizobium, Klebsiella oxytoca, and Azotobacter. The best general medium and synergism effects of isolates for IAA production were investigated. Effects of different variables containing physical parameters and key media components and optimization of condition for IAA production were performed using the Design of Experiments. Qualitek-4 (W32b) software for automatic design and analysis of the experiments, both based on Taguchi method was used. The results showed that Rhizobium strains, symbiotic, and Paenibacillus non-symbiotic bacteria yielded the highest concentrations of IAA (in the range of 5.23-0.27 and 4.90-0.19 ppm IAA/mg biomass, respectively) and IAA production was increased by synergism effect of them. Yeast Extract Mannitol medium supplemented with L-tryptophan was the best general medium for IAA production. The analysis of experimental data using Taguchi method indicated that nitrogen source is very prominent variable in affecting the yield and mannitol as carbon source, potassium nitrate (1%), and L-tryptophan (3 g/l) as nitrogen sources after 72-h incubation at 30 degrees C were the optimum conditions for production of IAA. 5.89 ppm IAA/mg biomass was produced under these optimal conditions.

  10. Phytoremediation of coal mine spoil dump through integrated biotechnological approach.

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    Juwarkar, Asha A; Jambhulkar, Hemlata P

    2008-07-01

    Field experiment was conducted on mine spoil dump on an area of 10 ha, to restore the fertility and productivity of the coal mine spoil dump using integrated biotechnological approach. The approach involves use of effluent treatment plant sludge (ETP sludge), as an organic amendment, biofertilizers and mycorrihzal fungi along with suitable plant species. The results of the study indicated that amendment with effluent treatment plant sludge (ETP sludge), @ 50 ton/ha improved the physico-chemical properties of coal mine spoil. Due to biofertilizer inoculation different microbial groups such as Rhizobium, Azotobacter and VAM spores, which were practically absent in mine spoil improved greatly. Inoculation of biofertilizer and application of ETP sludge helped in reducing the toxicity of heavy metals such as chromium, zinc, copper, iron, manganese lead, nickel and cadmium, which were significantly reduced to 41%, 43%, 37%, 37%, 34%, 39%, 37% and 40%, respectively, due to the increased organic matter content in the ETP sludge and its alkaline pH (8.10-8.28), at which the metals gets immobilized and translocation of metals is arrested. Thus, amendment and biofertilizer application provided better supportive material for anchorage and growth of the plant on coal mine spoil dump.

  11. Biological seed priming mitigates the effects of water stress in sunflower seedlings.

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    Singh, Narsingh Bahadur; Singh, Deepmala; Singh, Amit

    2015-04-01

    The sunflower (Helianthus annuus L. cv. PAC 36) seedlings were inoculated with plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR), viz. Azotobacter chroococcum (A+), Bacillus polymyxa (B+), separately and in combination of the two (AB+). Relative water content and seedling growth were maximum in AB+ seedlings under control. Water stress significantly decreased the RWC, growth and dry mass of non-inoculated seedlings. However, inoculated seedlings maintained higher growth even under water stress. Pigments and protein contents decreased under water stress, but higher amount of the same was observed in stressed AB+ seedlings. Enhanced activity of nitrate reductase was recorded in AB+ seedlings with maximum in control. Water stress significantly decreased the nitrate reductase activity. A significant increase in the activity of superoxide dismutase (SOD) in leaves was recorded under water stress except in B+ with maximum increase in non-inoculated seedlings. Catalase (CAT) activity decreased in stressed non-inoculated seedlings while increased in the leaves of A+ and AB+ seedlings. Almost similar trends were recorded for both leaves and cotyledons. PGPR improved the water status in stressed seedlings and thereby physiological and biochemical parameters and thus ameliorated the severe effects of water stress.

  12. IN-VITRO EFFECTS OF HERBICIDES ON SOIL MICROBIAL COMMUNITIES

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    AABID HUSSAIN LONE

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    Full Text Available Effect of six different herbicides representing four chemical families on soil microbial communities was studied using laboratory microcosm approach. The herbicides tested were isoproturon, metribuzin, clodinafop propargyl, atlantis (Mesosulfuron methyl 3% + Idosulfuron Methyl Sodium 0.6% WG and sulfosulfuron applied at normal agricultural rates, and UPH-110 (Clodinafop propargyl 12% + Metribuzin 42% WG tested at four different application rates. Microbial response to the applied herbicides was studied following cultivation dependent approach. The microbial community showed a mixed response towards applied herbicides. With a few exceptions, metribuzin displayed a negative, clodinafop a positive and sulphonylurea herbicides a neutral effect while as the effect of isoproturon was variable. Significant toxic impact of UPH-110 was mostly observed at higher concentrations (@ 600 and 1000 g ha-1. The magnitude of hazard and duration of toxicity increased as the dose of UPH-110 increased. The influence whether positive or negative, was only transitory in nature and recovered to the level of untreated microcosms by or before 30th day of application. Among the microbial groups studied, fungal population was least affected at field rate, bacteria, actinomycetes and Azotobacter showed mixed response while as the phosphorus solubilizers population showed a tendency to increase in response to the applied herbicides.The herbicidal impact on soil microbial population was found to depend on the nature and dose of herbicide used and also the type of microbial group

  13. Fatty acids in an estuarine mangrove ecosystem.

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    Alikunhi, Nabeel M; Narayanasamy, Rajendran; Kandasamy, Kathiresan

    2010-06-01

    Fatty acids have been successfully used to trace the transfer of organic matter in coastal and estuarine food webs. To delineate these web connections, fatty acid profiles were analyzed in species of microbes (Azotobacter vinelandii, and Lactobacillus xylosus), prawns (Metapenaeus monoceros and Macrobrachium rosenbergii) and finfish (Mugil cephalus), that are associated with decomposing leaves of two mangrove species, Rhizophora apiculata and Avicennia marina. The fatty acids, except long chain fatty acids, exhibit changes during decomposition of mangrove leaves with a reduction of saturated fatty acids and an increase of monounsaturated fatty acids. The branched fatty acids are absent in undecomposed mangrove leaves, but present significantly in the decomposed leaves and in prawns and finfish, representing an important source for them. This revealed that the microbes are dominant producers that contribute significantly to the fishes and prawns in the mangrove ecosystem. This work has proved the fatty acid biomarkers as an effective tool for identifying the trophic interactions among dominant producers and consumers in this mangrove.

  14. Association with an ammonium-excreting bacterium allows diazotrophic culture of oil-rich eukaryotic microalgae.

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    Ortiz-Marquez, Juan Cesar Federico; Do Nascimento, Mauro; Dublan, Maria de Los Angeles; Curatti, Leonardo

    2012-04-01

    Concerns regarding the depletion of the world's reserves of oil and global climate change have promoted an intensification of research and development toward the production of biofuels and other alternative sources of energy during the last years. There is currently much interest in developing the technology for third-generation biofuels from microalgal biomass mainly because of its potential for high yields and reduced land use changes in comparison with biofuels derived from plant feedstocks. Regardless of the nature of the feedstock, the use of fertilizers, especially nitrogen, entails a potential economic and environmental drawback for the sustainability of biofuel production. In this work, we have studied the possibility of nitrogen biofertilization by diazotrophic bacteria applied to cultured microalgae as a promising feedstock for next-generation biofuels. We have obtained an Azotobacter vinelandii mutant strain that accumulates several times more ammonium in culture medium than wild-type cells. The ammonium excreted by the mutant cells is bioavailable to promote the growth of nondiazotrophic microalgae. Moreover, this synthetic symbiosis was able to produce an oil-rich microalgal biomass using both carbon and nitrogen from the air. This work provides a proof of concept that artificial symbiosis may be considered an alternative strategy for the low-N-intensive cultivation of microalgae for the sustainable production of next-generation biofuels and other bioproducts.

  15. CHANGE OF BIOLOGICAL ACTIVITY OF RENDZINA SOILS OF WESTERN CAUCASUS AT POLLUTION BY ZINC, CADMIUM, MOLYBDENUM AND SELENIUM

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    Tatlok D. R.

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Rendzina soils are very widespread in the Caucasus. Because of their ecological and genetic characteristics Rendzina has significant buffering capacity to chemical pollution. The object of investigation was calcareous leached soil. Location selection - Azishskaya ridge on the border of the Republic of Adygea and the Krasnodar region. As pollutants, we have selected Zn, Cd, Mo, Se, since soil contamination with these elements in the south of Russia is not uncommon. Contamination of zinc, cadmium, molybdenum and selenium causes deterioration in the biological properties of calcareous soils of the Western Caucasus. We have investigated the toxicity of the elements formed following series due to their influence on Rendzina soils: Zn> Se> Cd> = Mo. The study attempted to analyze the entire range of concentrations of the examined elements in the soil, currently occurring in nature. In most cases, all the investigated substances registered direct correlation between the concentration of the pollutant in the soil and the degree of reduction of biological indicators. The activity of catalase and dehydrogenase cellulolytic ability, plenty of bacteria of the genus Azotobacter, length of roots of radish can be used to monitor, diagnose and regulation of chemical pollution of soil Zn, Cd, Mo, Se

  16. Endophytes in commercial micropropagation - friend or foe?

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    Rödel, Philipp

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Medicinal and aromatic plants are superorganisms like all plant species- naturally colonized by bacteria, fungi and protists. Micropropagated plants are facing different challenges under in vitro and ex vitro conditions: Mixotrophic growth under low light conditions on artificial nutrient media, poor gas exchange in small vessels, abiotic stress, bad rooting, transplanting stress, low survival rate during acclimatization in greenhouse. The use of endophytes in micropropagation can improve plant growth, yield, and health and induce tolerance to abiotic and biotic stress. A tool for the use of competent endophytes in micropropagation under in vitro and ex vitro conditions is “biotization” of plantlets with useful bacterial and fungal inocula. Fungal inocula which are used commercially are e.g. arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in form of spores and extraradical mycelium on different carrier materials like expanded clay, vermiculite, sand or peat. Furthermore representatives of the root fungal genus Trichoderma are applied as spores formulated in powder. Plantgrowth promoting rhizobacteria of the important genera Bacillus, Pseudomonas, Azospirillum and Azotobacter in form of lyophilised endospores/bacterial cells in powder or liquid formulation are also available on the market.

  17. Do prokaryotes contain microtubules?

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    Bermudes, D.; Hinkle, G.; Margulis, L.

    1994-01-01

    In eukaryotic cells, microtubules are 24-nm-diameter tubular structures composed of a class of conserved proteins called tubulin. They are involved in numerous cell functions including ciliary motility, nerve cell elongation, pigment migration, centrosome formation, and chromosome movement. Although cytoplasmic tubules and fibers have been observed in bacteria, some with diameters similar to those of eukaryotes, no homologies to eukaryotic microtubules have been established. Certain groups of bacteria including azotobacters, cyanobacteria, enteric bacteria, and spirochetes have been frequently observed to possess microtubule-like structures, and others, including archaebacteria, have been shown to be sensitive to drugs that inhibit the polymerization of microtubules. Although little biochemical or molecular biological information is available, the differences observed among these prokaryotic structures suggest that their composition generally differs among themselves as well as from that of eukaryotes. We review the distribution of cytoplasmic tubules in prokaryotes, even though, in all cases, their functions remain unknown. At least some tend to occur in cells that are large, elongate, and motile, suggesting that they may be involved in cytoskeletal functions, intracellular motility, or transport activities comparable to those performed by eukaryotic microtubules. In Escherichia coli, the FtsZ protein is associated with the formation of a ring in the division zone between the newly forming offspring cells. Like tubulin, FtsZ is a GTPase and shares with tubulin a 7-amino-acid motif, making it a promising candidate in which to seek the origin of tubulins.

  18. The ccoNOQP gene cluster codes for a cb-type cytochrome oxidase that functions in aerobic respiration of Rhodobacter capsulatus.

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    Thöny-Meyer, L; Beck, C; Preisig, O; Hennecke, H

    1994-11-01

    The genes for a new type of a haem-copper cytochrome oxidase were cloned from Rhodobacter capsulatus strain 37b4, using the Bradyrhizobium japonicum fixNOQP gene region as a hybridizing probe. Four genes, probably organized in an operon (ccoNOQP), were identified; their products share extensive amino acid sequence similarity with the FixN, O, Q and P proteins that have recently been shown to be the subunits of a cb-type oxidase. CcoN is a b-type cytochrome, CcoO and CcoP are membrane-bound mono- and dihaem c-type cytochromes and CcoQ is a small membrane protein of unknown function. Genes for a similar oxidase are also present in other non-rhizobial bacterial species such as Azotobacter vinelandii, Agrobacterium tumefaciens and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, as revealed by polymerase chain reaction analysis. A ccoN mutant was constructed whose phenotype, in combination with the structural information on the gene products, provides evidence that the CcoNOQP oxidase is a cytochrome c oxidase of the cb type, which supports aerobic respiration in R. capsulatus and which is probably identical to the cbb3-type oxidase that was recently purified from a different strain of the same species. Mutant analysis also showed that this oxidase has no influence on photosynthetic growth and nitrogen-fixation activity.

  19. Efecto del uso del suelo sobre rizobacterias fosfatosolubizadoras y diazotroficas en el distrito de riego del río zulia,norte de santander (colombia

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    Ronal Fernando-Cañon

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    Full Text Available It was quantified the population of diazotrophic and phosphate solubilizer bacteria with the aim of determine the effect of the use of soils during different periods of intervention with culture of rice in three agro-ecological zones of the District of Irrigation of the Zulia river. The results showed that the management of the culture of rice in the different studied zones significantly influenced the population of microorganisms in all the studied culture media, excepting the semi-solid culture media JMV. The populations of the genera Azospirillum spp., Azotobacter spp., Beijerinckia spp., were influenced by the fertility of the soils in the zones of Buena Esperanza and Restauración compared with Limoncito, where the quantities of organic matter and nutritional escential elements were lower. It were obtained 28 isolations of entophytic, associative, free-living diazotrophic and phosphate solubilizer rhizobacteria according with their macroscopic characteristics in the culture media Batata, JMV, Ashby and nutritive, from the analysis of the population in the zones of Buena Esperanza, Restauración and Limoncito. These isolations were purified and preserved in sterilized saline solution (0.85% NaCl at 4°C in the Laboratory of Microbiology of the Colombian Agricultural Institute, ICA, with the purpose to be used in subsequent studies about their potential as biofertilizers in rice cultured soils of the department.

  20. Effects of cultivation on N20 emission and seasonal quantitative variations of related microbes in a temperate grassland soil

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    Laboratory and in situ experiments were done to investigate the influences of cultivation on temperate semi-arid grassland (for 17years spring wheat planted once every two years without fertilization) on soil N2O emission and quantitative variations of related soil microbes.In the laboratory (25℃ and soil moisture 18% ), cultivation increased soil transformations of fertilizer nitrogen ( 100 μg N/g as NaNO3, urea,or as urea with dicyandiamide I μg N/g). The N2O emissions from the cultivated and uncultivated soils with or without nitrogen additions were relatively Iow, and mainly originated from the nitrification. The soil N2O emission due to cultivation decreased somewhat upon no fertilization or NaNO3 addition, but significantly upon urea addition. The role of dicyandiamide as nitrification inhibitor was only considerable in the cultivated soil, and had small influence on decreasing N2O emission in the two soils. The influence of cultivation on soil N2O emission was also reflected by the number variations of microbes related with soil nitrogen transformation in the two soils. Compared to the uncultivated grassland, in situ ammonifiem and denitrifiers in the cultivated grassland quantitatively averagely increased, and aerobic no-symbiotic azotobacters were quantitatively similar, leading to the continued decrease of organic matter content and the decrease of N2O emission from the cultivated grassland soil.

  1. Formation of Nitrogenase NifDK Tetramers in the Mitochondria of Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

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    Burén, Stefan; Young, Eric M; Sweeny, Elizabeth A; López-Torrejón, Gema; Veldhuizen, Marcel; Voigt, Christopher A; Rubio, Luis M

    2017-02-21

    Transferring the prokaryotic enzyme nitrogenase into a eukaryotic host with the final aim of developing N2 fixing cereal crops would revolutionize agricultural systems worldwide. Targeting it to mitochondria has potential advantages because of the organelle's high O2 consumption and the presence of bacterial-type iron-sulfur cluster biosynthetic machinery. In this study, we constructed 96 strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae where transcriptional units comprising nine Azotobacter vinelandii nif genes (nifHDKUSMBEN) were integrated into the genome. Two combinatorial libraries of nif gene clusters were constructed: a library of mitochondrial leading sequences consisting of 24 clusters within four subsets of nif gene expression strength, and an expression library of 72 clusters with fixed mitochondrial leading sequences and nif expression levels assigned according to factorial design. In total, 29 promoters and 18 terminators were combined to adjust nif gene expression levels. Expression and mitochondrial targeting was confirmed at the protein level as immunoblot analysis showed that Nif proteins could be efficiently accumulated in mitochondria. NifDK tetramer formation, an essential step of nitrogenase assembly, was experimentally proven both in cell-free extracts and in purified NifDK preparations. This work represents a first step towards obtaining functional nitrogenase in the mitochondria of a eukaryotic cell.

  2. Effects of organic and biological fertilizers on fruit yield and essential oil of sweet fennel (Foeniculum vulgare var. dulce)

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    Moradi, R.; Rezvani Moghaddam, P.; Nasiri Mahallati, M.; Nezhadali, A.

    2011-07-01

    In order to evaluate the effects of different organic and biological fertilizers on quantity and quality of fennel essential oil, an experiment was conducted in a completely randomized block design with three replications. The experimental treatments included two organic (compost and vermicompost) and two biological (Pseudomonas putida and Azotobacter chroococcum) fertilizers, their all twin combinations (Ps. putida + A. chroococcum, Ps. putida + compost, Ps. putida + vermicompost, A. chroococcum + compost, A. chroococcum + vermicompost and compost + vermicompost) and control (non fertilized). There were significant differences between treatments in terms of seed essential oil percentage, essential oil yield; anethole, fenchone, limonene and straggle content in seed essential oil. Results showed that the highest and the lowest percentages of essential oil were obtained in control (2.9%) and A. chroococcum + vermicompost (2.2%) treatments, respectively. The highest essential oil yield (29.9 L ha{sup -}1) and anethole content of essential oil (69.7%) and the lowest contents of fenchone (6.14%), limonene (4.84%) and estragole (2.78%) in essential oil were obtained in compost + vermicompost treatment. It seems that compost + vermicompost treatment compared to other treatments supplied the highest equilibrium of nutrients and water in the root zone of sweet fennel which is led to increasing the anethole content, there upon, decreasing other compounds. Essential oil yield and percentage of anethole content in essential oil were significantly higher in all organic and biological treatments compared with control. (Author) 43 refs.

  3. Evaluate of Some Germination and Emergence Characteristics of Fennel (foeniculum vulgare Mill Producted from Seeds under Application Organic and Biological Fertilizers

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    M.B Amiri

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available In order to study the effects of manure and biofertilizers application that were applied on parent plants, on the germination and emergence indices of produced seeds of fennel, two laboratory and greenhouse experiments based on completely randomized design with four replications were conducted in Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran. Treatments were consisted of 11 different seed types that were produced on parent plants fed by: Compost (C, Vermicompost (V, Azotobacter (A, Pseudomonas (P, A+C, C+P, C+V, P+A, P+V, V+A and Control. Results of greenhouse study revealed that most studied treatments were effective on the height of fennel. Moreover, V and C+P treatments were superior in terms of emergence percentage and aerial dry weight, respectively. Results of laboratory experiment showed that C+V treatment were superior to other treatments in terms of germination percentage, germination rate, germination index and mean germination time. Overall, the experimental findings revealed that seed producing by manure and biofertilizers utilization on parent plants is a suitable method for production of organic seeds that have optimal germination and early seedling growth indices.

  4. Effect of malachite green toxicity on non target soil organisms.

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    Gopinathan, R; Kanhere, J; Banerjee, J

    2015-02-01

    Although malachite green (MG), is banned in Europe and US for its carcinogenic and teratogenic effect, the dye being cheap, is persistently used in various countries for fish farming, silk, dye, leather and textile industries. Current research, however, fails to elucidate adequate knowledge concerning the effects of MG in our ecosystem. In the present investigation, for the first time, an attempt has been made to study the effects of MG on soil biota by testing Bacillus subtilis, Azotobacter chroococcum, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Penicillium roqueforti, Eisenia fetida and seeds of three crop plants of different families. Various tests were conducted for determining cytotoxicity, genotoxicity, acute toxicity, morphological and germination effect. Our data confirmed MG toxicity on fungi and bacteria (gram positive and gram negative organisms) showing elevated level of ROS. Genotoxicity caused in the microorganisms was detected by DNA polymorphism and fragmentation. Also, scanning electron microscopy data suggests that the inhibitory effect of MG to these beneficial microbes in the ecosystem might be due to pore formation in the cell and its eventual disruption. Filter paper and artificial soil test conducted on earthworms demonstrated a LC 50 of 2.6 mg cm(-2) and 1.45 mg kg(-1) respectively with severe morphological damage. However, seed germination of Mung bean, Wheat and Mustard was found to be unaffected in presence of MG up to 100 mL(-1) concentration. Thus, understanding MG toxicity in non target soil organisms and emphasis on its toxicological effects would potentially explicate its role as an environmental contaminant.

  5. Microorganismos rizosféricos, potenciales antagonistas de Fusarium sp. causante de la pudrición radicular de maracuyá (Passiflora edulis Sims

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    Luisa Fernanda Quiroga-Rojas

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available El cultivo de maracuyá (Passiflora edulis, de gran importancia económica para Colombia, actualmente es afectado por la enfermedad del marchitamiento vascular causado por Fusarium sp. lo que hace necesario la búsqueda de alternativas que permitan un control eficiente de esta enfermedad. Aislados de las bacterias Azotobacter spp., Azospirillum spp. y el hongo Trichoderma spp., fueron evaluados como potenciales biocontroladores de Fusarium sp. en pruebas in vitro e in vivo. Las pruebas de “test dual” evidenciaron que un aislado nativo de Trichoderma sp. y un producto comercial (Trichoderma lignorum, provocaron la inhibición del crecimiento micelial de Fusarium sp. entre 94.2% y 93.6%, respectivamente. La evaluación de aislados de Trichoderma sobre plántulas de maracuyá en tres momentos de aplicación indicó que la inoculación previa disminuyó el porcentaje de infección de las plantas entre un 75 y 50%, mientras que con aplicaciones después o simultáneamente con el patógeno, el porcentaje de infección disminuyó en 25%. Estos resultados indican que la aplicación de organismos de biocontrol en semillas pregerminadas mejora la protección de las plantas contra el fitopatógeno estudiado y son un recurso importante en el manejo preventivo de las enfermedades de maracuyá.

  6. Analysis of active sites for N2 and H+ reduction on FeMocofactor of nitrogenase

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    GUAN Feng; ZHAO DeHua; PAN Miao; JIANG Wei; LI Jilun

    2007-01-01

    Dinitrogen (N2) and proton (H+), which act as physiological substrates of nitrogenase, are reduced on FeMo-co of the MoFe protein. However, researchers have different opinions about their exact reduction sites. Nitrogenases were purified from the wild type (WT) and five mutants of Azotobacter vinelandii (Av), including Qα191K, Hα195Q, nifV-, Qα191K/nifV- and Hα195Q/nifV-; and the activities of these enzymes for N2 and H+ reduction were analyzed. Our results suggest that the Fe2 and Fe6, atoms closed to the central sulfur atom (S2B) within FeMo-co, are sites for N2 binding and reduction and the Mo atom of FeMo-co is the site for H+ reduction. Combining these data with further bioinformatical analysis, we propose that two parallel electron channels may exist between the [8Fe7S] cluster and FeMo-co.

  7. Kinetics of Nif gene expression in a nitrogen-fixing bacterium.

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    Poza-Carrión, César; Jiménez-Vicente, Emilio; Navarro-Rodríguez, Mónica; Echavarri-Erasun, Carlos; Rubio, Luis M

    2014-02-01

    Nitrogen fixation is a tightly regulated trait. Switching from N2 fixation-repressing conditions to the N2-fixing state is carefully controlled in diazotrophic bacteria mainly because of the high energy demand that it imposes. By using quantitative real-time PCR and quantitative immunoblotting, we show here how nitrogen fixation (nif) gene expression develops in Azotobacter vinelandii upon derepression. Transient expression of the transcriptional activator-encoding gene, nifA, was followed by subsequent, longer-duration waves of expression of the nitrogenase biosynthetic and structural genes. Importantly, expression timing, expression levels, and NifA dependence varied greatly among the nif operons. Moreover, the exact concentrations of Nif proteins and their changes over time were determined for the first time. Nif protein concentrations were exquisitely balanced, with FeMo cofactor biosynthetic proteins accumulating at levels 50- to 100-fold lower than those of the structural proteins. Mutants lacking nitrogenase structural genes or impaired in FeMo cofactor biosynthesis showed overenhanced responses to derepression that were proportional to the degree of nitrogenase activity impairment, consistent with the existence of at least two negative-feedback regulatory mechanisms. The first such mechanism responded to the levels of fixed nitrogen, whereas the second mechanism appeared to respond to the levels of the mature NifDK component. Altogether, these findings provide a framework to engineer N2 fixation in nondiazotrophs.

  8. THE CONSTRUCTION AND ANALYSIS OF A nifS DISRUPTION MUTANT%棕色固氮菌nifS敲除菌株的构建

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    汪道涌; 谢维; 毛晓华

    2003-01-01

    Azotobacter vinelandii中通过PCR扩增了5'和3'端分别缺失264bp和261bp的nifS'片段,克隆至载体pUC18,形成重组质粒pUCS,再通过同源重组的方法,将pUCS插入Azoto-bacter vinelandii的nifS中,形成nifS阻断突变体SU1,经Southern杂交和PCR扩增,证明所得确为nifS阻断突变株.SU1在外加氮源的BBGN培养基中能够快速生长,但在Burk's无氮培养基中,生长却极其缓慢,表明nifS基因的破坏,已造成SU1的固氮能力接近完全丧失.该突变体的成功构建,为进一步从中纯化固氮酶两组分,研究nifS对固氮酶结构及功能的影响及iscS与nifS之间的关系奠定了良好的基础.

  9. Aromatic plants play an important role in promoting soil biological activity related to nitrogen cycling in an orchard ecosystem.

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    Chen, Xinxin; Song, Beizhou; Yao, Yuncong; Wu, Hongying; Hu, Jinghui; Zhao, Lingling

    2014-02-15

    Aromatic plants can substantially improve the diversity and structure of arthropod communities, as well as reduce the number of herbivore pests and regulate the abundance of predators and parasitoids. However, it is not clear whether aromatic plants are also effective in improving soil quality by enhancing nutrient cycling. Here, field experiments are described involving intercropping with aromatic plants to investigate their effect on soil nitrogen (N) cycling in an orchard ecosystem. The results indicate that the soil organic nitrogen and available nitrogen contents increased significantly in soils intercropped with aromatic plants. Similarly, the activities of soil protease and urease increased, together with total microbial biomass involved in N cycling, including nitrifying bacteria, denitrifying bacteria and azotobacters, as well as the total numbers of bacteria and fungi. This suggests that aromatic plants improve soil N cycling and nutrient levels by enriching the soil in organic matter through the regulation of both the abundance and community structure of microorganisms, together with associated soil enzyme activity, in orchard ecosystems.

  10. Efecto de la fertilización en la nutrición y rendimiento de ají (Capsicum spp. en el Valle del Cauca, Colombia Effect of the fertilization on the nutrition and yield of the red pepper (Capsicum spp. in the Valley of the Cauca, Colombia.

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    Edgar A Rodríguez Araujo

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available En el estudio se evaluó el efecto de las fertilizaciones química y orgánica y biofertilización en la nutrición y rendimiento del ají (Capsicum spp. en el Valle del Cauca, Colombia, y en la producción de plántulas en vivero y en campo. Las variables evaluadas en vivero fueron: peso fresco de raíz y parte aérea, número de hojas, altura de la planta (cm, diámetro del tallo (mm, peso seco total, peso seco de raíz y parte aérea. Se evaluaron seis tratamientos, bajo un diseño estadístico de bloques completos al azar, de la forma siguiente: fertilización de síntesis química completa (testigo (FSQC, FSQC más fertilización orgánica (FSQC + O, FSQC + O más biofertilización 1 (solubilizador de fósforo con base en Penicillium janthinellum (1x10(7conidias/ml, FSQC + O más micorrizas (FSQC + O + M, FSQC + O más biofertilización 2 (fijador de nitrógeno con base en Azotobacter chroococcum (1x10(8 UFC/ml y Azospirillun sp. (1x10(8 UFC/ml, FSQC + O más biofertilización 3 (fijador de nitrógeno con base en Azotobacter chroococcum (1x10(8 UFC/ml. El experimento se instaló sobre un Typic Hapludolls. El análisis de resultados mostró que, en todos los tratamientos la fertilización de síntesis química + orgánica + micorrizas presentó los mejores resultados (P This study was realised with the purpose of to evaluate the effect of the chemical, organic fertilization and biofertilization on the nutrition and yield of the red pepper (Capsicum spp. in the Valley of the Cauca in the initial production of plants in breeding ground and final production in field. Two experiments were realized, one in stage of fish-pond and other one in field stage. In fish-pond an experiment was realized where there was evaluated the effect of the different types of fertilization in chili and other one where there was evaluated the effect of the chemical, organic fertilization and biofertilización in chili. In field there was evaluated the effect of the

  11. Biodiagnostics of the Azov Seasolonchaks Condition Atchemical Contamination

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    Natalya A. Vernigorova

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    Full Text Available In studies on chemical contamination of soils, little attention is paid to disguised solonchaks. This is due to the low significance of disguised solonchaksfor agriculture and the lack of significant pockets of chemical contamination in the areas of their extension. At the same time, these soils are widely extended in the coastal landscapes and perform important ecological functions. They are involved in the maintenance of biodiversity and the sustainable functioning of natural ecosystems. As shown by the current study, the contamination by Cr, Ni, Cu, Pb and oil leads to a deterioration of the biological properties of the hydromorphic estuary carbonate solonchak. This means decrease in the total number of bacteria, the activity of catalase and dehydrogenase, cellulolytic ability, abundance of the Azotobacter genus bacteria, as well as worsening indicators of radish seeds germination and initial growth. In terms of toxicity to the biological properties of the investigated marsh solonchak the studied elements form the following sequence: Cr>Cu>Ni>Pb. High toxicity of Cr compared to Pb, Niand Cu inmarsh solonchak is explainedby weak alkaline reaction,in which CrO3is transformed into highly toxic chromate.

  12. Aislamiento e identificación de microorganismos con potencial biofertilizante de suelos arroceros del distrito de riego del rio zulia, norte de santander

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    Marilyn Tatiana Santos-Torres

    2006-07-01

    Full Text Available It was evaluated the microbial population of soils cultivated with rice at some zones of the district of irrigation of Zulia River, Norte de Santander state, Colombia, and no cultivated soil with rice. It was found that the seeded soil with rice were significantly low in fungi, bacteria and actinomycete populations compa red with no seeded with rice. This situation was due to possibly excessive use of agricultural machine and excessive application of pesticides and continuous rice monoculture. Therefore, with use the biofertilizer enriched with microorganism isolated from zone with similar agroecological conditions, will improve the microorganism adaptation of the rizosphere and will promote a reestablishment of the biological balance of soils and therefore to increase biotic activity improving the quality and productivity of the cultures. A total of 43 bacteria and 4 fungi were isolated in different soils of the studied zone, and were identified 25 microorganisms. According the isolation methodology, the bacteria were separate in two groups: diazotrophic like the species of the genera Azotobacter sp., Azospirillum sp. and Beijerinckia sp. and the phosphate solubilizate inorganic like Bacillus megaterium, B. cereus, Pseudomonas putida and P. aeruginosa. For the fungi identification were evaluate the micro and macroscopic characteristics in the culture medium Czapeck, following the fungi keys of Samson Hoekstra and Oorsehot (1981, which allowed recognize species like Trichoderma sp., Aspergillus niger, Penicillium purpurogenum, P. pinopilum.

  13. Cysteine desulfurase activity indicates a role for NIFS in metallocluster biosynthesis.

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    Zheng, L; White, R H; Cash, V L; Jack, R F; Dean, D R

    1993-04-01

    Biological nitrogen fixation is catalyzed by nitrogenase, a complex metalloenzyme composed of two separately purifiable component proteins encoded by the structural genes nifH, nifD, and nifK. Deletion of the Azotobacter vinelandii nifS gene lowers the activities of both nitrogenase component proteins. Because both nitrogenase component proteins have metallocluster prosthetic groups that are composed of iron- and sulfur-containing cores, this result indicated that the nifS gene product could be involved in the mobilization of the iron or sulfur required for metallocluster formation. In the present work, it is shown that NIFS is a pyridoxal phosphate-containing homodimer that catalyzes the formation of L-alanine and elemental sulfur by using L-cysteine as substrate. NIFS activity is extremely sensitive to thiol-specific alkylating reagents, which indicates the participation of a cysteinyl thiolate at the active site. Based on these results we propose that an enzyme-bound cysteinyl persulfide that requires the release of the sulfur from the substrate L-cysteine for its formation ultimately provides the inorganic sulfide required for nitrogenase metallocluster formation. The recent discovery of nifS-like genes in non-nitrogen-fixing organisms also raises the possibility that the reaction catalyzed by NIFS represents a universal mechanism that involves pyridoxal phosphate chemistry, in the mobilization of the sulfur required for metallocluster formation.

  14. Gene cloning, purification, and characterization of two cyanobacterial NifS homologs driving iron-sulfur cluster formation.

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    Kato, S; Mihara, H; Kurihara, T; Yoshimura, T; Esaki, N

    2000-11-01

    Iron-sulfur proteins are essential in the photosynthetic system and many other biological processes. We have isolated and characterized enzymes driving the formation of iron-sulfur clusters from Synechocystis sp. PCC6803. Two genes (slr0387 and sll0704), showing similarity to nifS of Azotobacter vinelandii, were cloned, and their gene products (SsCsdl and SsCsd2) were purified. They catalyzed the desulfuration of L-cysteine. Reconstitution of a [2Fe-2S] cluster of cyanobacterial ferredoxin proceeded much faster in the presence of L-cysteine and either of these enzymes than when using sodium sulfide. These results suggest that SsCsdl and SsCsd2 facilitate the iron-sulfur cluster assembly by producing inorganic sulfur from L-cysteine. Synechocystis sp. PCC6803 has no gene coding for a protein with similarity to the N-terminal domain of NifU of A. vinelandii, which is believed to cooperate with NifS to assemble iron-sulfur clusters. Thus, the cluster formation in the cyanobacterium probably proceeds through a mechanism that is different from that in A. vinelandii.

  15. Cysteine sulfinate desulfinase, a NIFS-like protein of Escherichia coli with selenocysteine lyase and cysteine desulfurase activities. Gene cloning, purification, and characterization of a novel pyridoxal enzyme.

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    Mihara, H; Kurihara, T; Yoshimura, T; Soda, K; Esaki, N

    1997-09-05

    Selenocysteine lyase (EC 4.4.1.16) exclusively decomposes selenocysteine to alanine and elemental selenium, whereas cysteine desulfurase (NIFS protein) of Azotobacter vinelandii acts indiscriminately on both cysteine and selenocysteine to produce elemental sulfur and selenium respectively, and alanine. These proteins exhibit some sequence homology. The Escherichia coli genome contains three genes with sequence homology to nifS. We have cloned the gene mapped at 63.4 min in the chromosome and have expressed, purified to homogeneity, and characterized the gene product. The enzyme comprises two identical subunits with 401 amino acid residues (Mr 43,238) and contains pyridoxal 5'-phosphate as a coenzyme. The enzyme catalyzes the removal of elemental sulfur and selenium atoms from L-cysteine, L-cystine, L-selenocysteine, and L-selenocystine to produce L-alanine. Because L-cysteine sulfinic acid was desulfinated to form L-alanine as the preferred substrate, we have named this new enzyme cysteine sulfinate desulfinase. Mutant enzymes having alanine substituted for each of the four cysteinyl residues (Cys-100, Cys-176, Cys-323, and Cys-358) were all active. Cys-358 corresponds to Cys-325 of A. vinelandii NIFS, which is conserved among all NIFS-like proteins and catalytically essential (Zheng, L., White, R. H., Cash, V. L., and Dean, D. R. (1994) Biochemistry 33, 4714-4720), is not required for cysteine sulfinate desulfinase. Thus, the enzyme is distinct from A. vinelandii NIFS in this respect.

  16. Escherichia coli NifS-like proteins provide selenium in the pathway for the biosynthesis of selenophosphate.

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    Lacourciere, G M; Mihara, H; Kurihara, T; Esaki, N; Stadtman, T C

    2000-08-04

    Selenophosphate synthetase (SPS), the selD gene product from Escherichia coli, catalyzes the biosynthesis of monoselenophosphate, AMP, and orthophosphate in a 1:1:1 ratio from selenide and ATP. Kinetic characterization revealed the K(m) value for selenide approached levels that are toxic to the cell. Our previous demonstration that a Se(0)-generating system consisting of l-selenocysteine and the Azotobacter vinelandii NifS protein can replace selenide for selenophosphate biosynthesis in vitro suggested a mechanism whereby cells can overcome selenide toxicity. Recently, three E. coli NifS-like proteins, CsdB, CSD, and IscS, have been overexpressed and characterized. All three enzymes act on selenocysteine and cysteine to produce Se(0) and S(0), respectively. In the present study, we demonstrate the ability of each E. coli NifS-like protein to function as a selenium delivery protein for the in vitro biosynthesis of selenophosphate by E. coli wild-type SPS. Significantly, the SPS (C17S) mutant, which is inactive in the standard in vitro assay with selenide as substrate, was found to exhibit detectable activity in the presence of CsdB, CSD, or IscS and l-selenocysteine. Taken together the ability of the NifS-like proteins to generate a selenium substrate for SPS and the activation of the SPS (C17S) mutant suggest a selenium delivery function for the proteins in vivo.

  17. A Lactobacillus nifS-like gene suppresses an Escherichia coli transaminase B mutation.

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    Leong-Morgenthaler, P; Oliver, S G; Hottinger, H; Söll, D

    1994-01-01

    The nifS gene was first identified in nitrogen-fixing bacteria where its protein product is essential for efficient nitrogen fixation. Here, we demonstrate that a nifS-like gene also occurs in Lactobacillus bulgaricus, an organism which does not fix nitrogen, and that the nifS gene product suppresses the leucine auxotrophy of an ilvD, ilvE Escherichia coli strain. The known nifS genes from prokaryotes and eukaryotes exhibit a high degree of sequence conservation although the genes have diverse functions, as shown by their ability to complement or suppress dissimilar mutations. It was suggested that the nifS gene products represent a group of enzymes which mediate a specific chemical reaction common to diverse metabolic pathways. The purified NifS protein from Azotobacter vinelandii was experimentally shown to be a pyridoxal phosphate-dependent cysteine desulfurase. Curiously, the NifS proteins exhibit also a remarkable sequence homology to a new class of pyridoxal phoshate-dependent aminotransferases. We show that the L bulgaricus NifS-like protein is able to replace in vivo transaminase B in E coli. This experimental observation supports the prediction that some NifS-like proteins may be aminotransferases.

  18. The Effects of Winter Cover Crops and Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria on some Soil Fertility Aspects and Crop Yield in an Organic Production System of Ocimum basilicum L.

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    M Jahan

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Sustainable agriculture systems emphasized on the on-farm inputs likes use of biofertilizers, crop rotation and cover crops. This experiment was conducted in a split plots arrangement with two factors based on randomized complete block design with three replications during years 2009-2010, at Research Farm of Ferdowsi University of Mashhad. The main factor consisted of cultivation and no cultivation of cover crops in autumn. The sub factor was biofertilizer application with four levels, included 1-Nitroxin® (containing Azotobacter spp. and Azospirillum spp., 2-Biophosphorous® (Bacillus sp. and Pseudomonas sp., 3-Nitroxin® + Biophosphorous® and 4-Control. Results showed that most characteristics, e.g. seed yield and harvest index were increased with no cover crop cultivation. However in control treatment, the biological yield, seed yield and harvest index were more than biofertilizeres treatments, as Nitroxin® and Biophosphorous® ranked after the control. Amongst the biofertilizers, Biophosphorus® had the most positive effects. The maximum grain weight was obtained from Nitroxin®+ Biophosphorous® treatment. The interaction effects of biofertilizer and cover crops were significant among some characteristics. The results showed that the interaction between biofertilizers and no cover crop cultivation was significant, as use of the biofertilizers especially Nitroxin® and Biophosphorous® in no cover crop condition increased the amounts of biological yield and seed yield.

  19. Scientometric analysis of Colombian research on bio-inoculants for agricultural production

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    Diana Corina Zambrano-Moreno

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    Full Text Available The excessive use of synthetic chemical inputs in agricultural production has led to the disruption of biogeochemical cycles. One of the alternatives that arose within the systems of sustainable agriculture was the partial or total replacement of chemicals by biological substances. The analysis of relevant scientific literature has become a tool for assessing the quality of knowledge generation and its impact on the environment. A scientometric analysis was conducted of Colombian research on bio-inoculants from 2009 through 2014 in journals added to the Web of SciencesTM in order to identify the characteristics of the main target crops, the microorganisms used, and the beneficial effects on agriculture. In this work, 34 articles were identified: 24 (71 % were research on bio-fertilizer development and 10 (29 % on bio-pesticides. Articles mainly focused on the study of Gram-negative bacilli affecting the area (77 %, while others focused on issues and topics surrounding vegetables (30 %.The analysis of co-occurrence of keywords identified: i several genera of microorganisms (e.g. Azotobacter sp., Bradyrhizobium sp. and sustainable agriculture as issues that have a leading role in this scientific field, ii plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR as an emerging issue, iii biological nitrogen fixation (BNF as a subject which has risen in a complementary manner and iv endophytic bacteria and biodiversity as issues in growth. This study showed that research in Colombia could be targeted on issues such as endophytic bacteria, diversity and productivity.

  20. Microbial Nitrogen-Cycle Gene Abundance in Soil of Cropland Abandoned for Different Periods.

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    Full Text Available In Inner Mongolia, steppe grasslands face desertification or degradation because of human overuse and abandonment after inappropriate agricultural management. The soils in these abandoned croplands exist in heterogeneous environments characterized by widely fluctuating microbial growth. Quantitative polymerase chain reaction analysis of microbial genes encoding proteins involved in the nitrogen cycle was used to study Azotobacter species, nitrifiers, and denitrifiers in the soils from steppe grasslands and croplands abandoned for 2, 6, and 26 years. Except for nitrifying archaea and nitrous oxide-reducing bacteria, the relative genotypic abundance of microbial communities involved in nitrogen metabolism differed by approximately 2- to 10-fold between abandoned cropland and steppe grassland soils. Although nitrogen-cycle gene abundances varied with abandonment time, the abundance patterns of nitrogen-cycle genes separated distinctly into abandoned cropland versus light-grazing steppe grassland, despite the lack of any cultivation for over a quarter-century. Plant biomass and plant diversity exerted a significant effect on the abundance of microbial communities that mediate the nitrogen cycle (P < 0.002 and P < 0.03, respectively. The present study elucidates the ecology of bacteria that mediate the nitrogen cycle in recently abandoned croplands.

  1. A molecular pathway for the egress of ammonia produced by nitrogenase

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    Dance, Ian

    2013-11-01

    Nitrogenase converts N2 to NH3, at one face of an Fe-Mo-S cluster (FeMo-co) buried in the protein. Through exploration of cavities in the structures of nitrogenase proteins, a pathway for the egress of ammonia from its generation site to the external medium is proposed. This pathway is conserved in the three species Azotobacter vinelandii, Klebsiella pneumoniae and Clostridium pasteurianum. A molecular mechanism for the translocation of NH3 by skipping through a sequence of hydrogen bonds involving eleven water molecules and surrounding aminoacids has been developed. The putative mechanism requires movement aside of some water molecules by up to ~ 1Å. Consistent with this, the surrounding protein is comprised of different chains and has little secondary structure: protein fluctuations are part of the mechanism. This NH3 pathway is well separated from the water chain and embedded proton wire that have been proposed for serial supply of protons to FeMo-co. Verification procedures are suggested.

  2. Phytoremediation of coal mine spoil dump through integrated biotechnological approach

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    Juwarkar, A.A.; Jambhulkar, H.P. [National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, Nagpur (India)

    2008-07-15

    Field experiment was conducted on mine spoil dump on an area of 10 ha, to restore the fertility and productivity of the coal mine spoil dump using integrated biotechnological approach. The approach involves use of effluent treatment plant sludge (ETP sludge), as an organic amendment, biofertilizers and mycorrihzal fungi along with suitable plant species. The results of the study indicated that amendment with effluent treatment plant sludge (ETP sludge), at 50 ton/ha improved the physico-chemical properties of coal mine spoil. Due to biofertilizer inoculation different microbial groups such as Rhizobium, Azotobacter and VAM spores, which were practically absent in mine spoil improved greatly. Inoculation of biofertilizer and application of ETP sludge helped in reducing the toxicity of heavy metals such as chromium, zinc, copper, iron, manganese lead, nickel and cadmium, which were significantly reduced to 41%, 43%, 37%, 37%, 34%, 39%, 37% and 40%, respectively, due to the increased organic matter content in the ETP sludge and its alkaline pH (8.10-8.28), at which the metals gets immobilized and translocation of metals is arrested. Thus, amendment and biofertilizer application provided better supportive material for anchorage and growth of the plant on coal mine spoil dump.

  3. Swimming Motility Reduces Deposition to Silica Surfaces

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    Lu, Nanxi [Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL (United States); Massoudieh, Arash [The Catholic Univ. of America, Washington, DC (United States); Liang, Xiaomeng [The Catholic Univ. of America, Washington, DC (United States); Hu, Dehong [Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Kamai, Tamir [Agricultural Research Organization, Bet Dagan (Israel); Ginn, Timothy R. [Univ. of California, Davis, CA (United States); Zilles, Julie L. [Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL (United States); Nguyen, Thanh H. [Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL (United States)

    2015-01-01

    The role of swimming motility on bacterial transport and fate in porous media was evaluated. We present microscopic evidence showing that strong swimming motility reduces attachment of Azotobacter vinelandii cells to silica surfaces. Applying global and cluster statistical analyses to microscopic videos taken under non-flow conditions, wild type, flagellated A. vinelandii strain DJ showed strong swimming ability with an average speed of 13.1 μm/s, DJ77 showed impaired swimming averaged at 8.7 μm/s, and both the non-flagellated JZ52 and chemically treated DJ cells were non-motile. Quantitative analyses of trajectories observed at different distances above the collector of a radial stagnation point flow cell (RSPF) revealed that both swimming and non-swimming cells moved with the flow when at a distance of at least 20 μm from the collector surface. Near the surface, DJ cells showed both horizontal and vertical movement diverging them from reaching surfaces, while chemically treated DJ cells moved with the flow to reach surfaces, suggesting that strong swimming reduced attachment. In agreement with the RSPF results, the deposition rates obtained for two-dimensional multiple-collector micromodels were also lowest for DJ, while DJ77 and JZ52 showed similar values. Strong swimming specifically reduced deposition on the upstream surfaces of the micromodel collectors.

  4. History on the biological nitrogen fixation research in graminaceous plants: special emphasis on the Brazilian experience.

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    Baldani, José I; Baldani, Vera L D

    2005-09-01

    This review covers the history on Biological Nitrogen Fixation (BNF) in Graminaceous plants grown in Brazil, and describes research progress made over the last 40 years, most of which was coordinated by Johanna Döbereiner. One notable accomplishment during this period was the discovery of several nitrogen-fixing bacteria such as the rhizospheric (Beijerinckia fluminensis and Azotobacter paspali), associative (Azospirillum lipoferum, A. brasilense, A. amazonense) and the endophytic (Herbaspirillum seropedicae, H. rubrisubalbicans, Gluconacetobacter diazotrophicus, Burkholderia brasilensis and B. tropica). The role of these diazotrophs in association with grasses, mainly with cereal plants, has been studied and a lot of progress has been achieved in the ecological, physiological, biochemical, and genetic aspects. The mechanisms of colonization and infection of the plant tissues are better understood, and the BNF contribution to the soil/plant system has been determined. Inoculation studies with diazotrophs showed that endophytic bacteria have a much higher BNF contribution potential than associative diazotrophs. In addition, it was found that the plant genotype influences the plant/bacteria association. Recent data suggest that more studies should be conducted on the endophytic association to strengthen the BNF potential. The ongoing genome sequencing programs: RIOGENE (Gluconacetobacter diazotrophicus) and GENOPAR (Herbaspirillum seropedicae) reflect the commitment to the BNF study in Brazil and should allow the country to continue in the forefront of research related to the BNF process in Graminaceous plants.

  5. Composting of a crop residue through treatment with microorganisms and subsequent vermicomposting

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    Singh, A.; Sharma, S. [Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi (India). Centre for Rural Development and Technology

    2002-11-01

    Preliminary studies were conducted on wheat straw to test the technical viability of an integrated system of composting, with bioinoculants and subsequent vermicomposting, to overcome the problem of lignocellulosic waste degradation, especially during the winter season. Wheat straw was pre-decomposed for 40 days by inoculating it with Pleurotus sajor-caju, Trichoderma harzianum, Aspergillus niger and Azotobacter chroococcum in different combinations. This was followed by vermicomposting for 30 days. Chemical analysis of the samples showed a significant decrease in cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin contents during pre-decomposition and vermicomposting. The N, P, K content increased significantly during pre-decomposition with bioinoculants. The best quality compost, based on chemical analysis, was prepared where the substrate was treated with all the four bioinoculants together followed by vermicomposting. Results indicated that the combination of both the systems reduced the overall time required for composting and accelerated the composting of ligno-cellulosic waste during the winter season besides producing a nutrient-enriched compost product. (author)

  6. Pseudomonas aeruginosa killing of Caenorhabditis elegans used to identify P. aeruginosa virulence factors

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    Tan, Man-Wah; Rahme, Laurence G.; Sternberg, Jeffrey A.; Tompkins, Ronald G.; Ausubel, Frederick M.

    1999-01-01

    We reported recently that the human opportunistic pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain PA14 kills Caenorhabditis elegans and that many P. aeruginosa virulence factors (genes) required for maximum virulence in mouse pathogenicity are also required for maximum killing of C. elegans. Here we report that among eight P. aeruginosa PA14 TnphoA mutants isolated that exhibited reduced killing of C. elegans, at least five also exhibited reduced virulence in mice. Three of the TnphoA mutants corresponded to the known virulence-related genes lasR, gacA, and lemA. Three of the mutants corresponded to known genes (aefA from Escherichia coli, pstP from Azotobacter vinelandii, and mtrR from Neisseria gonorrhoeae) that had not been shown previously to play a role in pathogenesis, and two of the mutants contained TnphoA inserted into novel sequences. These data indicate that the killing of C. elegans by P. aeruginosa can be exploited to identify novel P. aeruginosa virulence factors important for mammalian pathogenesis. PMID:10051655

  7. Polyhydroxyalcanoates of strains of Azospirillum spp. isolated of roots of Lycopersicon esculentum Mill. “tomato” and Oryza sativa L. “rice” in Lambayeque

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    Katty Baca

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available In this work was determined the concentration of polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs of Azospirillum strains isolated from roots of Lycopersicon esculentum Mill "tomato" and Oryza sativa L. "rice" as an alternative to accumulation of petroleum-based plastics. Previously disinfected root were plated in Nfb semisolid medium where nitrogen-fixing bacteria were recognized by a whitish film on the surface and turn from green to blue. The genus Azospirillum was identified in Congo red agar medium, obtained 96 isolates of A. lipoferum and A. brasilense on tomato and rice. Batch fermentation was performed with broth Azotobacter modified feeding a saturated solution of malic acid every 12 hours and were stained with Sudan Black B. Strains were selected with the greatest number of PHAs granules (in tomato, 18 of A. lipoferum and 2 of A. brasilense; in rice, 10 of A. lipoferum and 10 of A. brasilense and quantified the biomass and PHAs. PHAs concentration reached 0.661 gL-1 in A. lipoferum KM(T-73 and 0.738 gL-1 in A. brasilense KM(T-19, both isolated from tomato. Strains of A. lipoferum and A. brasilense isolated from tomato reached a higher concentration of biomass and PHAs against the strains of rice.

  8. Fluorescence of Alexa fluor dye tracks protein folding.

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    Lindhoud, Simon; Westphal, Adrie H; Visser, Antonie J W G; Borst, Jan Willem; van Mierlo, Carlo P M

    2012-01-01

    Fluorescence spectroscopy is an important tool for the characterization of protein folding. Often, a protein is labeled with appropriate fluorescent donor and acceptor probes and folding-induced changes in Förster Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET) are monitored. However, conformational changes of the protein potentially affect fluorescence properties of both probes, thereby profoundly complicating interpretation of FRET data. In this study, we assess the effects protein folding has on fluorescence properties of Alexa Fluor 488 (A488), which is commonly used as FRET donor. Here, A488 is covalently attached to Cys69 of apoflavodoxin from Azotobacter vinelandii. Although coupling of A488 slightly destabilizes apoflavodoxin, the three-state folding of this protein, which involves a molten globule intermediate, is unaffected. Upon folding of apoflavodoxin, fluorescence emission intensity of A488 changes significantly. To illuminate the molecular sources of this alteration, we applied steady state and time-resolved fluorescence techniques. The results obtained show that tryptophans cause folding-induced changes in quenching of Alexa dye. Compared to unfolded protein, static quenching of A488 is increased in the molten globule. Upon populating the native state both static and dynamic quenching of A488 decrease considerably. We show that fluorescence quenching of Alexa Fluor dyes is a sensitive reporter of conformational changes during protein folding.

  9. Fluorescence of Alexa fluor dye tracks protein folding.

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    Simon Lindhoud

    Full Text Available Fluorescence spectroscopy is an important tool for the characterization of protein folding. Often, a protein is labeled with appropriate fluorescent donor and acceptor probes and folding-induced changes in Förster Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET are monitored. However, conformational changes of the protein potentially affect fluorescence properties of both probes, thereby profoundly complicating interpretation of FRET data. In this study, we assess the effects protein folding has on fluorescence properties of Alexa Fluor 488 (A488, which is commonly used as FRET donor. Here, A488 is covalently attached to Cys69 of apoflavodoxin from Azotobacter vinelandii. Although coupling of A488 slightly destabilizes apoflavodoxin, the three-state folding of this protein, which involves a molten globule intermediate, is unaffected. Upon folding of apoflavodoxin, fluorescence emission intensity of A488 changes significantly. To illuminate the molecular sources of this alteration, we applied steady state and time-resolved fluorescence techniques. The results obtained show that tryptophans cause folding-induced changes in quenching of Alexa dye. Compared to unfolded protein, static quenching of A488 is increased in the molten globule. Upon populating the native state both static and dynamic quenching of A488 decrease considerably. We show that fluorescence quenching of Alexa Fluor dyes is a sensitive reporter of conformational changes during protein folding.

  10. Amplification of plant beneficial microbial communities during conversion of coconut leaf substrate to vermicompost by Eudrilus sp.

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    Gopal, Murali; Gupta, Alka; Sunil, E; Thomas, George V

    2009-07-01

    The population densities of 15 microbial communities in the coconut leaves + cow manure mixture (10:1 ratio, w/w) and pure cow manure, gut contents of the earthworm, Eudrilus sp., reared on the above substrates and vermicompost produced by the worm were studied. The enumeration was done by dilution plate and most probable number method using several selective and semi-selective microbial media. In the vermicompost produced from coconut leaves + cow manure (CLV) mixture, 9 out of 15 microbial communities, particularly the plant beneficial ones, were amplified whereas five communities were amplified in case of pure cow manure (CMV). The CLV contained significantly high population of fungi, free-living nitrogen fixers, phosphate solubilizers, fluorescent pseudomonads, and silicate solubilizers. The CMV was preponderant with aerobic heterotrophic bacteria, actinomycetes, and Trichoderma spp. Spore formers were present in similar numbers in both the vermicomposts. Presence of Azotobacter was detected only in CMV. The results obtained in this study suggest coconut leaf litter to be a good alternative for cow manure for the production of vermicompost, especially in the areas where coconut is grown in plenty.

  11. Efecto biofertilizante del preparado: residuos vegetales -bacteria nativa diazótrofa, sobre las variables biométricas en plántulas de Rhapanus sativus

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    Cecilia Lara Mantilla

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Biofertilizer effect of the prepared from vegetales wastes -diazotroph native bacterium on biometrics variables of Rhapanus sativus seedlings RESUMEN                                            El uso de bioinoculantes a base de microorganismos con potencial biofertilizante representa una alternativa económicamente viable y de producción limpia para el sector agrícola. El objetivo del presente trabajo fue evaluar el efecto biofertilizante de un preparado elaborado con residuos sólidos vegetales (RSV procedentes del mercado y la bacteria nativa diazótrofa Azotobacter A15M2G. Se elaboraron biopreparados utilizando diferentes concentraciones de bacteria (106, 107 y 108 UFC en un medio de cultivo obtenido a partir del 25% p/v de cada uno de los siguientes RSV: Brassica oleracea (repollo, Lactuca sativa (lechuga y Allium fistulosum (cebollín. Los biopreparados fueron evaluados en plantas de rábano (Rhapanus sativus en invernadero, utilizando un diseño estadístico completamente al azar de 5 tratamientos con 3 repeticiones: T1, control; T2, semillas pregerminadas tratadas con RSV al 25% p/v; T3, semillas pregerminadas con bioinoculante de 106 UFC; T4, semillas pregerminadas con bioinoculante de 107 UFC; T5, semillas pregerminadas con bioinoculante de 108 UFC. Se evaluó: número de hojas, área foliar, longitud de la planta, longitud de la raíz y peso seco de toda la planta (ensayos por triplicado. Se observó un incremento altamente significativo en peso seco para T5 (0,88 g y T4 (1,10 g; y diferencias significativas en el área foliar, para los mismos tratamientos, con un valor superior a 2000 cm2. El biopreparado con bacterias nativas y RSV mejoró el crecimiento y desarrollo de las plantas de rábano, pudiéndose dar un valor agregado a estos residuos y de esta manera obtener un biofertilizante potencialmente utilizable en otros cultivos. Palabras clave: Azotobacter A15M2G, Brassica oleracea

  12. Topological switching between an alpha-beta parallel protein and a remarkably helical molten globule.

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    Nabuurs, Sanne M; Westphal, Adrie H; aan den Toorn, Marije; Lindhoud, Simon; van Mierlo, Carlo P M

    2009-06-17

    Partially folded protein species transiently exist during folding of most proteins. Often these species are molten globules, which may be on- or off-pathway to native protein. Molten globules have a substantial amount of secondary structure but lack virtually all the tertiary side-chain packing characteristic of natively folded proteins. These ensembles of interconverting conformers are prone to aggregation and potentially play a role in numerous devastating pathologies, and thus attract considerable attention. The molten globule that is observed during folding of apoflavodoxin from Azotobacter vinelandii is off-pathway, as it has to unfold before native protein can be formed. Here we report that this species can be trapped under nativelike conditions by substituting amino acid residue F44 by Y44, allowing spectroscopic characterization of its conformation. Whereas native apoflavodoxin contains a parallel beta-sheet surrounded by alpha-helices (i.e., the flavodoxin-like or alpha-beta parallel topology), it is shown that the molten globule has a totally different topology: it is helical and contains no beta-sheet. The presence of this remarkably nonnative species shows that single polypeptide sequences can code for distinct folds that swap upon changing conditions. Topological switching between unrelated protein structures is likely a general phenomenon in the protein structure universe.

  13. FACTIBILIDAD ECONÓMICA DE LA APLICACIÓN DE INOCULANTES MICROBIANOS EN EL CULTIVO DEL TABACO NEGRO

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    Yarilis León González

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available La investigación se realizó durante las campañas tabacaleras 2010/2011 y 2011/2012 en la Estación Experimental del Tabaco de San Juan y Martínez, Pinar del Río, Cuba. El objetivo fue determinar la factibilidad económica de dos métodos de aplicación de inoculantes microbianos en el cultivo del tabaco negro al sol. Se utilizó un diseño experimental de bloques al azar con 19 tratamientos y cuatro repeticiones. Se estudiaron diferentes dosis de fertilizante mineral en combinación con dos inoculantes microbianos (Azotobacter chroococcum y Bacillus megatherium var. phosphaticum. Se utilizaron dos variantes: una inoculación en el momento de la siembra del semillero y otra variante que incluye la inoculación inicial y una reinoculación en el trasplante. Con la reinoculación y disminución del fertilizante mineral se lograron mejores resultados que con el método de inoculación. Se demostró la factibilidad económica de la reinoculación de A. chroococcum + B. megatherium var. phosphaticum y el 75 % de la dosis total de nitrógeno y fósforo en el cultivo del tabaco negro al sol.

  14. Effects of Different Long-term Fertilization Models on Culturable Microbial Quantity and Enzyme Activities of Lime Concretion Black Soil%长期不同施肥模式对砂姜黑土可培养微生物数量和酶活性的影响

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    张向前; 陈欢; 乔玉强; 曹承富; 杜世州; 李玮; 赵竹

    2016-01-01

    Based on long-term located fertilization experiment (year 1981—) in lime concretion black soil area, we studied the effects of without fertilizer application CK, long-term application of single chemical fertilizer NPK, long-term application of single organic fertilizer M, long-term mixed application of organic and chemical fertilizer MNPK (with the same amount of nitrogen) and HMNPK (with the larger amount of nitrogen) on culturable microbial quantity and enzyme activities in soil, in order to reveal the response mechanism of soil microbial quantity and enzyme activities to different fertilization models, and to provide scientific basis and theoretical help for improving lime concretion black soil fertility and quality. The quantity of bacteria, fungi, actinomycetes and Azotobacter of CK was lower than that of other fertilization treatments, and the quantity of bacteria, actinomycetes and Azotobacter of M was significantly higher than that of NPK at middle of filling stage, while the difference in the quantity of fungi between M and NPK was insignificant. The quantity of bacteria, fungi and actinomycetes of MNPK and HMNPK was higher than that of NPK and M, compared to NPK and M, MNPK increased the quantity of bacteria, fungi and actinomycetes by 47.0%, 21.1%, 32.1% and 23.2%, 11.7%, 20.2%, respectively. The difference in the quantity of bacteria, fungi and actinomycetes between MNPK and HMNPK was insignificant at middle of filling stage, while the quantity of Azotobacter of MNPK was higher than that of HMNPK. The activities of invertase, dehydrogenase, acidic and neutral phosphatase and protease of M were higher than that of NPK at middle of filling stage, and increased by 20.9%, 22.1%, 17.7%, 18.4%, 10.0%, respectively. When compared to long-term application of single chemical fertilizer and organic fertilizer, the treatment of long-term mixed application of organic and chemical fertilizer obviously increased the activities of soil invertase, dehydrogenase

  15. 模拟氮沉降对杉木林土壤氮循环相关微生物的影响%Response of the N-Cycling Associated Soil Microorganism to Simulated N Deposition in a Plantation of Cunninghamia lanceolata

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    刘彩霞; 焦如珍; 董玉红; 孙启武; 周新华; 李峰卿

    2015-01-01

    层的固氮菌数量大于10~20 cm土层,0~60 kg·hm -2 a -1铵态氮和0~80 kg·hm -2 a -1硝态氮均可促进固氮菌的生长。亚硝酸细菌在2种氮形态处理时的变化趋势相反,低铵态氮处理可促进亚硝酸细菌的生长,低硝态氮处理抑制其生长。氮形态对硝酸细菌数量影响不显著,低氮处理促进硝酸细菌数量的增长,而中氮处理开始出现抑制作用。氮沉降量对反硝化细菌影响不显著。%Objective]The number of microorganism in soil is an important index in determining the change of the biochemical function of soil nitrogen cycle. While the current studies mostly focus on the microbial flora,the research on nitrogen cycling associated microorganisms is little. In this paper,the influence of deposition amount of short-term nitrogen deposition in different nitrogen forms on soil culturable azotobacter, nitric acid bacteria, nitrous acid bacteria and denitrifying bacteria is studied by a field simulation experiment. The change trend at early stage in response to the N-deposition is an important knowledge for forest nitrogen regulation and environmental management,and this study would provide reference for the further research on effects of nitrogen deposition on Chinese fir plantation ecosystem.[Method]In May 2013,30 plots of 1 m × 1 m were established in a Cunninghamia lanceolata plantation to simulate nitrogen loadings at 5 levels: N0,N1,N2,N3,and N4 with 0,20,40,60 and 80 kg·hm - 2 a - 1 ,respectively. Soil samples were collected in 0 -10 cm and 10 -20 cm soil layers in June,August and October 2013,respectively. The dilution plate counting method was used to determine the amount of nitrogen fixing bacteria,and the MPN-Griess colorimetry for measuring nitrate and nitrite bacteria,and the phenol two sulfonyl colorimetric method for denitrifying bacteria ( anaerobic) .[Result]The results showed: the amount of azotobacter in the 0-10 cm soil layer was more than in 10 -20 cm. Along with the

  16. Effect of Microwave Irradiation on Alfalfa Seeds Germination and Nitrogenaseactivity of Endophytic Diazotrophs in Seeds%微波辐射对苜蓿种子发芽及种带固氮菌固氮酶活性的影响

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    张淑卿; 李剑峰; 师尚礼; 霍平慧; 朱新强; 赵文翰; 陶茸

    2011-01-01

    为探明微波辐射对苜蓿种子萌发和种子内生固氮菌固氮酶活性的影响,以不同微波功率对种子进行不同时长的辐射处理,并测定了各处理种子的发芽率、发芽速率和种带固氮菌纯培养物的固氮酶活性.结果表明:800 W、20 s和500 W、40 s的辐射处理下种子的首日发芽率最高,分别极显著高出对照122%和88.9%(P<0.01),且800W、20 s和500 W、40 s处理的14 d总发芽率最高,分别高出对照5.51%和3.35%.800 W、24 s和500 W、40 s处理下,发芽4 d的种子胚根分别较对照伸长29.8%和41.9%;种带固氮菌的固氮酶活性对辐射时长较辐射功率更为敏感,两功率辐射下的短期处理能够明显提高种带固氮菌的固氮酶活性,超过32 s的处理则会使固氮酶活性显著低于对照.800W、24 s处理下种子内固氮菌的固氮酶活性高出对照104.9%.%Various microwave powers were used to irradiate alfalfa seeds with various time to study the effect of microwave irradiation on nitrogenase activity of endogenous azotobacter and germination of seeds.Germination rate, germination speed and nitrogenase activity of pure cultures that derived from seed-carried azotobacter were tested.The results indicate that: 800 W, 20 s and 500 W, 40 s are found with highest germination rate on the 1st day, which is 122% and 88.9% times higher than the control group (P<0.01), and highest total germination rate is found within the 14-day period, which is 5.51% and 3.35% times higher than the control group, respectively.Under the two treatments, radical length on the 4th day is 29.8% and 41.9% times longer than the control group, and more sensitive nitrogenase activity is found on condition of various time than various powers.Short time treatments on condition of the two irradiation powers can increase nitrogenase activity conspicuously, and the treatments that treated more than 32 s make nitrogenase activity lower than the control group, conspicuously

  17. Effects of Earthworms and Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria on Availability of N and K in Soil%蚯蚓及植物促生根际细菌对土壤中氮和钾有效性的影响

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    吴福勇; 毕银丽; 毛艳丽

    2012-01-01

    A pot trial was conducted to investigate the single, dual or triple inoculation of earthworms or plant growth — promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR), including nitrogen-fixing bacteria (NFB) (Azotobacter chroococcum PDSN-5) and potassium-solubilizing bacteria (KSB) (Bacillus mucilaginous PDSK-1), on the growth of NFB and KSB and N and K availability in soils. All of the seven inoculation treatments apparently increased the growth of NFB and KSB. The activity of earthworm had limited influence on the growth of NFB, but significantly increased the growth of KSB. Three inoculation treatments including single inoculation of earthworm, single inoculation of NFB and dual inoculation of earthworm and NFB increased the activity of urease in soils obviously. There was a significant correlation between urease activity and total numbers of NFB and between concentration of NH4OAc-extractable K (r=0.47, P<0.05) and total number of KSB (r=0.44, P<0.05) in soil. The present study suggested that the mixture inoculation may be a promising approach for reducing the need for chemical fertilizers in agriculture.%采用室内试验的方法研究不同接种方式接种威廉环毛蚓(Pheretima guillelmi)、植物促生根际细菌(钾活化细菌(Bacillus mucilaginous PDSK-1)和固氮细菌(Azotobacter chroococcum PDSN-5))对土壤中固氮细菌和钾活化细菌的生长、土壤脲酶的活性以及土壤钾有效性的影响.7种接种方式均明显增加了土壤中固氮细菌和钾活化细菌的生长.蚯蚓活动对土壤中固氮细菌生长的影响有限,但明显增加了钾活化细菌的生长.接种蚯蚓、接种固氮细菌、接种蚯蚓和固氮细菌均明显增加了土壤中脲酶的活性.土壤中脲酶活性和速效钾的浓度分别与土壤中固氮细菌与钾活化细菌的数量成显著正相关关系(P<0.05).试验结果表明,混合接种方式是一种有潜力的生物技术,可以用来减少农业生产中化肥的施用量.

  18. Effect of Long-term Nitrogen Application on Culturable Microorganisms Quantity of Tomato Continuous Cropping%长期定位施氮对连作番茄土壤可培养微生物数量的影响

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    张淑红; 高巍; 张恩平; 李亮亮

    2012-01-01

    以蔬菜长期定位施肥试验为基础,采用选择性培养基培养微生物,研究长期施氮对连作番茄土壤微生物的组成及数量的影响,并测定了土壤养分,探讨了土壤微生物与土壤养分的相关性。结果表明:处理AN0土壤好气性固氮菌数量最多,显著高于其他处理,处理AN1和BN2显著低于其他处理,施用有机肥可提高土壤中好气性固氮菌的数量。处理AN1氨化细菌数量,显著高于其他处理,BN2和AN2氨化细菌数量较少,有机肥和低浓度氮肥配施可提高土壤中氨化细菌数量,施用高浓度氮肥降低氨化细菌数量。施用有机肥可提高土壤中亚硝化细菌、反硝化细菌和纤维素分解菌的数量。反硝化细菌数量与全磷和速效磷含量显著相关,亚硝化细菌数量与碱解氮、速效钾和速效磷含量显著相关。纤维素分解菌与全氮、碱解氮、速效磷、有机质和速效钾含量显著相关。%Based on the long-term fertilization experiment, the test studied the effect of the composition and quantity of soil microorganisms by selective medium methods, while measured soil nutrients and discussed the correlation with microbe. The results showed that the effect of different fertilizing methods on physiological groups of soil microorganism. Aerobic azotobacter amount of AN0 was the significantly higher than that of other treatments, AN1 and BN2 were significantly lower than other treatments. Organic manure increased aerobic azotobacter amount, but inorganic fertilizer could decrease the amount. The number of BN2 and AN2 were lower than that of others, and both had no significant differences with control. Organic manure in the combination of low level inorganic nitrogen fertilizer increased amount of ammonifying bacteria, while high level nitrogen fertilizer decreased the amount. Organic manure increased the number of nitrosobacteria, denitrifying bacteria, and cellulose-decomposing microorganisms. Denitrifying

  19. Microorganismos benéficos como biofertilizantes eficientes para el cultivo del tomate (Lycopersicon esculentum, Mill Beneficial microorganisms as efficient biofertilisers for tomato crops (Lycopersicon esculentum, Mill

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    Full Text Available En el uso y manejo de biofertilizantes en la agricultura, uno de los principales problemas es el desconocimiento de las especies presentes en los agroecosistemas y en la rizosfera de los cultivos, para su posible utilización eficiente. Desde el punto de vista ecológico, es importante conocer los integrantes de la comunidad bacteriana que favorecen su aplicación como inoculantes y propician un efecto agrobiológico positivo en los cultivos agrícolas. Esta investigación se desarrolló con el objetivo de evaluar la efectividad agrobiológica de Azospirillum sp, en el crecimiento, desarrollo y rendimiento en el cultivo del tomate. Para ello, se partió de seleccionar el género microbiano predominante en la rizosfera del cultivo y posteriormente se evaluó el efecto de su inoculación a partir de la respuesta del cultivo. Los resultados demostraron que los géneros Pseudomonas, Azospirillum, Azotobacter, Bacillus y Streptomyces, forman parte de la comunidad microbiana de la rizosfera del tomate, en las condiciones estudiadas, y que Azospirillum es el género dominante. La inoculación artificial de esta rizobacteria causó un efecto positivo sobre el crecimiento de las plántulas, así como en el estado nutricional de las plantas, con un rendimiento agrícola superior a un 11 % con respecto a las plantas testigo. Se obtuvo un alto nivel poblacional en la rizosfera de las plantas inoculadas. Palabras clave: rizosfera, inoculante, crecimiento, rendimiento.One of the main problems regarding the efficient use and management of biofertilizers in agriculture lies in the unknown species present in agro-ecosystems and crop rhizospheres. From the ecological point of view, it is important to know the members of the bacterial population allowing them to be applied as inoculants and enable a positive agro-biological effect on agricultural crops. This investigation was aimed at evaluating the agro-biological effectiveness of Azospirillum sp. on tomato

  20. Inoculación de Cilantro (Coriandrum sativum L. con Rizobacterias en Villa del Rosario, Norte de Santander / Inoculation of Cilantro (Coriandrum sativum L. with Rhizobacterias in Villa del Rosario, Norte de Santander

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    Full Text Available Resumen. Las rizobacterias promotoras de crecimiento vegetalrepresentan una alternativa de biofertilización. En este estudiose evaluó el efecto de su inoculación en plantas de cilantro y lautilización de la práctica de quema de cascarilla de arroz en lapreparación del suelo para el establecimiento del cultivo. Seempleó un diseño experimental en parcelas divididas donde, lasparcelas principales correspondieron a la preparación del suelo conquema de cascarilla de arroz y sin quema con la inoculación previade Trichoderma sp. Las subparcelas eran los tratamientos con lainoculación simple y en co-inoculación de Azospirillum RzH132y Azotobacter RzH120 y los testigos absoluto y químico. Unavez se comprobaron los supuestos en los residuales del modelo,normalidad, homogeneidad de varianzas y aleatoriedad, se realizóel análisis de varianza y pruebas de comparación múltiple porel test de Tukey y un análisis de componentes principales comotécnica de reducción de dimensiones. Los resultados mostraronun efecto positivo en el crecimiento de las plantas inoculadas conlas rizobacterias en las dos parcelas con quema y sin quema decascarilla de arroz; sin embargo, en la variable rendimiento nose obtuvieron diferencias significativas (P≤0,05. Así mismo, seencontró que la población de bacterias rizosféricas en los mediosde cultivo NFb semisólido, Ashby y King B, se vio favorecida por lano quema de cascarilla de arroz en el suelo. Es importante resaltarque los resultados se obtuvieron con la disminución al 30% de lafertilización química, con lo cual se puede reducir el uso de estosproductos químicos. /  Abstract. Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR representan alternative biofertilization form. In this study, was evaluatedPGPR inoculation in cilantro plants. Likewise, was evaluatedthe practice of burning rice husk in soil preparation for cropestablishment. An experimental design was used in a split plotwhere the main plots were

  1. History on the biological nitrogen fixation research in graminaceous plants: special emphasis on the Brazilian experience

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    José I. Baldani

    2005-09-01

    Full Text Available This review covers the history on Biological Nitrogen Fixation (BNF in Graminaceous plants grown in Brazil, and describes research progress made over the last 40 years, most of whichwas coordinated by Johanna Döbereiner. One notable accomplishment during this period was the discovery of several nitrogen-fixing bacteria such as the rhizospheric (Beijerinckia fluminensis and Azotobacter paspali, associative (Azospirillum lipoferum, A. brasilense, A. amazonense and the endophytic (Herbaspirillum seropedicae, H. rubrisubalbicans, Gluconacetobacter diazotrophicus, Burkholderia brasilensis and B. tropica. The role of these diazotrophs in association with grasses, mainly with cereal plants, has been studied and a lot of progress has been achieved in the ecological, physiological, biochemical, and genetic aspects. The mechanisms of colonization and infection of the plant tissues are better understood, and the BNF contribution to the soil/plant system has been determined. Inoculation studies with diazotrophs showed that endophytic bacteria have a much higher BNF contribution potential than associative diazotrophs. In addition, it was found that the plant genotype influences the plant/bacteria association. Recent data suggest that more studies should be conducted on the endophytic association to strengthen the BNF potential. The ongoing genome sequencing programs: RIOGENE (Gluconacetobacter diazotrophicus and GENOPAR (Herbaspirillum seropedicae reflect the commitment to the BNF study in Brazil and should allow the country to continue in the forefront of research related to the BNF process in Graminaceous plants.A presente revisão aborda a história da Fixação Biológica de Nitrogênio (FBN em Gramíneas no Brasil, procurando mostrar a evolução da pesquisa na área iniciada a mais de 40 anos sob a liderança da pesquisadora Johanna Döbereiner. Um aspecto marcante deste período foi a descoberta de diversas bactérias fixadoras de nitrogênio atmosf

  2. Azospirillum, a free-living nitrogen-fixing bacterium closely associated with grasses: genetic, biochemical and ecological aspects.

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    2000-10-01

    Azospirillum represents the best characterized genus of plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria. Other free-living diazotrophs repeatedly detected in association with plant roots, include Acetobacter diazotrophicus, Herbaspirillum seropedicae, Azoarcus spp. and Azotobacter. Four aspects of the Azospirillum-plant root interaction are highlighted: natural habitat, plant root interaction, nitrogen fixation and biosynthesis of plant growth hormones. Each of these aspects is dealt with in a comparative way. Azospirilla are predominantly surface-colonizing bacteria, whereas A. diazotrophicus, H. seropedicae and Azoarcus sp. are endophytic diazotrophs. The attachment of Azospirillum cells to plant roots occurs in two steps. The polar flagellum, of which the flagellin was shown to be a glycoprotein, mediates the adsorption step. An as yet unidentified surface polysaccharide is believed to be essential in the subsequent anchoring phase. In Azoarcus sp. the attachment process is mediated by type IV pili. Nitrogen fixation structural genes (nif) are highly conserved among all nitrogen-fixing bacteria, and in all diazotrophic species of the class of proteobacteria examined, the transcriptional activator NifA is required for expression of other nif genes in response to two major environmental signals (oxygen and fixed N). However, the mechanisms involved in this control can vary in different organisms. In Azospirillum brasilense and H. seropedicae (alpha- and beta-subgroup, respectively), NifA is inactive in conditions of excess nitrogen. Activation of NifA upon removal of fixed N seems to involve, either directly or indirectly, the signal transduction protein P(II). The presence of four conserved cysteine residues in the NifA protein might be an indication that NifA is directly sensitive to oxygen. In Azotobacter vinelandii (gamma-subgroup) nifA is cotranscribed with a second gene nifL. The nifL gene product inactivates NifA in response to high oxygen tension and cellular

  3. Review: Biological fertilization and its effect on medicinal and aromatic plants

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    Full Text Available Khalid KA. 2012. Review: Biological fertilization and its effect on medicinal and aromatic plants. Nusantara Bioscience 4: 124-133. The need of increase food production in the most of developing countries becomes an ultimate goal to meet the dramatic expansion of their population. However, this is also associated many cases with a reduction of the areas of arable land which leaves no opinion for farmers but to increase the yield per unit area through the use of improved the crop varieties, irrigation and fertilization. The major problem facing the farmer is that he cannot afford the cost of these goods, particularly that of chemical fertilizers. Moreover, in countries where fertilizer production relies on imported raw materials, the costs are even higher for farmer and for the country. Besides this, chemical fertilizers production and utilization are considered as air, soil and water polluting operations. The utilization of bio-fertilizers is considered today by many scientists as a promising alternative, particularly for developing countries. Bio-fertilization is generally based on altering the rhizosphere flora, by seed or soil inoculation with certain organisms, capable of inducing beneficial effects on a compatible host. Bio-fertilizers mainly comprise nitrogen fixes (Rhizobium, Azotobacter, Azospirellum, Azolla or blue green algae, phosphate dissolvers or vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhizas and silicate bacteria. These organisms may affect their host plant by one or more mechanisms such as nitrogen fixation, production of growth promoting substances or organic acids, enhancing nutrient uptake or protection against plant pathogens. Growth characters, yield, essential oil and its constituents, fixed oil, carbohydrates, soluble sugars and nutrients contents of medicinal and aromatic plants were significantly affected by adding the biological fertilizers compared with recommended chemical fertilizers.

  4. 啤酒糟发酵产高蛋白饲料菌种的的配伍%Compatibility of strains for producing higher protein feed by fermentation of brewer's residue

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    陶敏; 王维嘉; 蔡俊

    2011-01-01

    以啤酒糟为主要原料,采用多菌种混合固态发酵生产蛋白饲料,并通过菌种的配伍实验对发酵产蛋白饲料菌种的组合进行优化,试验结果表明:挑选的8株菌都能在以啤酒糟为唯一底物的平板上生长,并且菌种最佳组合为固氮菌、白地霉、绿色木霉、啤酒酵母、热带假丝酵母等5株菌,其发酵后的蛋白质含量为31.45%,粗蛋白为39.22%,无机氮转化率为56.42%.%With brewer's residue as main materials, through solid-state fermentation to produce protein feed by multiplex strains, and optimizing the strain compatibility experiment of producing protein feed by fermentation optimized combination.Experimental results showed that the selected eight strains were growing on the only substrate of brewer's residue, and the best combination of strains were Azotobacter,geotrichum candidum, trichoderma viride, beer yeast, candida tropicalis etc, after fermentation of brewer's residue, the protein content was 31.45%, crude protein was 39.22%, conversion of inorganic nitrogen was 56.42%.

  5. Pseudomonas fluorescens F113 can produce a second flagellar apparatus, which is important for root colonization.

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    Emma Barahona

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    Full Text Available The genomic sequence of Pseudomonas fluorescens F113 has shown the presence of a 41 kb cluster of genes that encode the production of a second flagellar apparatus. Among 2535 pseudomonads strains with sequenced genomes, these genes are only present in the genomes of F113 and other six strains, all but one belonging to the P. fluorescens cluster of species, in the form of a genetic island. The genes are homologous to the flagellar genes of the soil bacterium Azotobacter vinelandii. Regulation of these genes is mediated by the flhDC master operon, instead of the typical regulation in pseudomonads, which is through fleQ. Under laboratory conditions, F113 does not produce this flagellum and the flhDC operon is not expressed. However, ectopic expression of the flhDC operon is enough for its production, resulting in a hypermotile strain. This flagellum is also produced under laboratory conditions by the kinB and algU mutants. Genetic analysis has shown that kinB strongly represses the expression of the flhDC operon. This operon is activated by the Vfr protein probably in a c-AMP dependent way. The strains producing this second flagellum are all hypermotile and present a tuft of polar flagella instead of the single polar flagellum produced by the wild-type strain. Phenotypic variants isolated from the rhizosphere produce this flagellum and mutation of the genes encoding it, results in a defect in competitive colonization, showing its importance for root colonization.

  6. Primary identification of nitrogen fixation bacteria isolated from rhizosphere of 4 species of grasses in Xilingol Grassland of Inner Mongolia%内蒙古锡林郭勒天然草原禾本科牧草根际18株固氮细菌的初步分类鉴定

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    郑红丽; 庞保平; 靳润岁; 樊明寿

    2011-01-01

    采用16SrDNA测序方法对从内蒙古锡林郭勒天然草原四种主要禾本科牧草根际分离获得的18个固氮菌株进行属水平的鉴定,结果表明:其中7株属于土壤杆菌属(Agrobacterium)、3株属于产碱菌属(Alcali-genes)、1株属于固氮菌属(Azotobacter)、1株属于芽孢杆菌属(Bacillus)、3株属于假单胞菌属(Pseudomonas)、2株属于鞘氨醇单胞菌属(Sphingomonas),1株经16SrDNA序列分析和Biolog试验尚未找到与之相匹配的菌株,可能是一个新种。%Eighteen strains of N Fixation bacteria were identified by using 16sDNA sequence analysis at species level,which were isolated from rhizosphere of 4 species of gramineous grasses in Xilingol Grassland of Inner Mongolia.The results showed that 7strains of them belong to Agrobacterium,and there were 3 strains in Alcaligenes,3 strains in Pseudomonas,2 strains in Sphingomonas,1 strain each in Azotobacter and stran in Bacillus.One strain of N fixation bacterium was not identified because there was not similiar16sDNA sequence in 16sDNA bank which could fit it.Futher biolog analysis for the strain suggested it might be new species which need to test by using whole DNA sequence.

  7. 不同促生菌株组合对紫花苜蓿产量和品质的影响%Effects of bio-fertilizers with different PGPR strain combinations on yield and quality of alfalfa

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    韩华雯; 孙丽娜; 姚拓; 荣良燕; 刘青海; 卢虎; 马晖玲

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    利用前期从苜蓿和小麦根际分离的3株溶磷菌(Bacillus sp.,Pseudomonas sp.和Azotobacter sp.)和1株根瘤菌(Sinorhizobium meliloti)的不同组合研制苜蓿根际专用菌肥,并进行田间随机区组试验,测定其对苜蓿产量和品质的影响.结果表明,单一菌株制作的菌肥处理替代半量磷肥处理后,苜蓿的干草产量和品质较CK(全量磷肥)有所下降,但差异不显著;菌株组合制作的菌肥处理替代半量磷肥处理后,苜蓿的干草产量、粗蛋白(CP)、Ca、P和粗脂肪(EE)含量分别较CK提高10.6%,16.4%,14.1%,11.9%和4.2%,酸性洗涤纤维(ADF)和中性洗涤纤维(NDF)含量分别下降10.9%和7.7%.单一菌株的效果不及菌株组合,经分析比较后推荐S7和Jm170+Jm92+Lx191+S7与半量磷肥配施可代替全量磷肥.

  8. Grain, milling, and head rice yields as affected by nitrogen rate and bio-fertilizer application

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    Full Text Available To evaluate the effects of nitrogen rate and bio-fertilizer application on grain, milling, and head rice yields, a field experiment was conducted at Rice Research Station of Tonekabon, Iran, in 2013. The experimental design was a factorial treatment arrangement in a randomized complete block with three replicates. Factors were three N rates (0, 75, and 150 kg ha-1 and two bio-fertilizer applications (inoculation and uninoculation with Nitroxin, a liquid bio-fertilizer containing Azospirillum spp. and Azotobacter spp. bacteria. Analysis of variance showed that rice grain yield, panicle number per m2, grain number per panicle, flag leaves area, biological yield, grains N concentration and uptake, grain protein concentration, and head rice yield were significantly affected by N rate, while bio-fertilizer application had significant effect on rice grain yield, grain number per panicle, flag leaves area, biological yield, harvest index, grains N concentration and uptake, and grain protein concentration. Results showed that regardless of bio-fertilizer application, rice grain and biological yields were significantly increased as N application rate increased from 0 to 75 kg ha-1, but did not significantly increase at the higher N rate (150 kg ha-1. Grain yield was significantly increased following bio-fertilizer application when averaged across N rates. Grains N concentration and uptake were significantly increased as N rate increased up to 75 kg ha-1, but further increases in N rate had no significant effect on these traits. Bio-fertilizer application increased significantly grains N concentration and uptake, when averaged across N rates. Regardless of bio-fertilizer application, head rice yield was significantly increased from 56 % to 60 % when N rate increased from 0 to 150 kg ha-1. Therefore, this experiment illustrated that rice grain and head yields increased with increasing N rate, while bio-fertilizer application increased only rice grain

  9. Characterization of algG encoding C5-epimerase in the alginate biosynthetic gene cluster of Pseudomonas fluorescens.

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    Morea, A; Mathee, K; Franklin, M J; Giacomini, A; O'Regan, M; Ohman, D E

    2001-10-31

    The organization of the alginate gene cluster in Pseudomonas fluorescens was characterized. A bank of genomic DNA from P. fluorescens was mobilized to a strain of Pseudomonas aeruginosa with a transposon insertion (algJ::Tn501) in the alginate biosynthetic operon that rendered it non-mucoid. Phenotypic complementation in this heterologous host was observed, and a complementing clone containing 32 kb of P. fluorescens DNA was obtained. Southern hybridization studies showed that genes involved in alginate biosynthesis (e.g. algD, algG, and algA) were approximately in the same order and position as in P. aeruginosa. When the clone was mobilized to a P. aeruginosa algG mutant that produced alginate as polymannuronate due to its C5-epimerase defect, complementation was observed and the alginate from the recombinant strain contained L-guluronate as determined by proton nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. A sequence analysis of the P. fluorescens DNA containing algG revealed sequences similar to P. aeruginosa algG that were also flanked by algE- and algX-like sequences. The predicted AlgG amino acid sequence of P. fluorescens was 67% identical (80% similar) to P. aeruginosa AlgG and 60% identical (76% similar) to Azotobacter vinelandii AlgG. As in P. aeruginosa, AlgG from P. fluorescens appeared to have a signal sequence that would localize it to the periplasm where AlgG presumably acts as a C5-epimerase at the polymer level. Non-polar algG knockout mutants of P. fluorescens were defective in alginate production, suggesting a potential role for this protein in polymer formation.

  10. Potential Endophytic Bacteria for Increasing Paddy Var Rojolele Productivity

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    Desriani Desriani

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Paddy var Rojoleleis asuperior paddy come from Klaten that released by Department of Agriculture in 2003. Its superior properties are resistant to pests leaf hoppers, fluffier, and fragrant. To increase the productivity of paddy that are of ten used by farmers is to use chemical-based fertilizers. The use of these chemicals will effect to adisruption of ecosystem balancing, reduction the amount of soil microflora which essential forplants. Endophytic bacteria are symbiotic microorganisms living within plant tissues, and does not cause negative effects on the host plant. Endophytic bacteria have a capability increasing crop productivity by producing growth hormone, contributes to plant health, and as bio-control agents. Some endophytic bacteria which contribute to plant growth are: Pseudomonas sp., Enterobacter sp., Staphylococcus sp., Azotobacter sp., And Azospirilum sp., Whereas endophytic bacteria that contribute to the health and plant protection several of them are: Pseudomonas sp., Serratia sp. ,Clavibacter sp., and Bacillus sp. This study was conducted to investigate potential of endophytic bacteria to increase Paddy var Rojolele productivity based on its ability to produce extracellular enzymes and resistance to multiple types of antibiotics. The method were endophytic bacteria isolation from three Paddy varRojolele plants, extracellular enzymes detection and antibiotic resistance testing to chloramfinekol, ampicillin and kanamycin. As the result, 43isolateswere isolated from Paddy var Rojolele. Four isolatesamong them havethe ability to produce extra cellular enzym esandresistant toampicillin, kanamycin, and chloramfinekol. Extra cellular enzyme production capability and resistance to antibiotics makes endophytic bacteria are potentialto improveplant health and also asbio-control agentwhich then willaffect to the productivity of rice. To further ensure its potential to plant, more research is needed.

  11. Characterization of nitrogen-fixing bacteria from a temperate saltmarsh lagoon, including isolates that produce ethane from acetylene.

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    Tibbles, B J; Rawlings, D E

    1994-01-01

    Nitrogen-fixing bacteria were isolated from sediments and water of a saltmarsh lagoon on the west coast of South Africa, and characterized according to factors that regulate nitrogen fixation in the marine environment. The majority of isolates were assigned to the Photobacterium or Vibrio genera on the basis of physiological and biochemical characteristics. One isolate was further assigned to the species Vibrio diazotrophicus. Carbohydrate utilization by each diazotrophic isolate was examined. Abilities of the isolates to utilize a range of mono-, di-, and polysaccharides largely reflected the predicted availability of organic carbon and energy in the lagoon, except that chitin was not utilized. Biochemical tests on the utilization of combined nitrogen showed that one isolate could utilize nitrate, and that this strain was susceptible to full repression of nitrogenase activity by 10mM nitrate. Urease activity was not detected in any of the isolates. In the absence of molybdenum two of the isolates, a Photobacterium spp. and V. diazotrophicus, reduced acetylene to ethylene and ethane, a property frequently associated with the activity of alternative nitrogenases. Addition of 25µM molybdenum inhibited ethane production by V. diazotrophicus, but stimulated ethylene and ethane production by the Photobacterium isolate. Addition of 28µM vanadium did not appear to regulate ethane production by either strain. Assays of nitrogenase activity in sediments from which some isolates were obtained indicated that molybdenum was not limiting nitrogenase activity at naturally-occurring concentrations. Southern hybridizations of the chromosomes of these strains with the anfH and vnfH genes of Azotobacter vinelandii and the nifH gene of Klebsiella pneumoniae indicated the presence of only one nitrogenase in these isolates.

  12. Increasing potassium (K release from K-containing minerals in the presence of insoluble phosphate by bacteria

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    Mohammad Reza Sarikhani

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    Full Text Available Introduction: Phosphorus and potassium are major essential macronutrients for biological growth and development. Application of soil microorganisms is one approach to enhance crop growth. Some bacteria are efficient in releasing K and solubilizing P from mineral sources but their behavior was not studied more in presence together. Materials and methods: In this study the ability of seven bacterial strains, including Pseudomonas putida P13, P. putida Tabriz, P. fluorescens Tabriz, P. fluorescens Chao, Pantoea agglomerans P5, Azotobacter sp. and Bacillus megaterium JK3 to release mineral K from muscovite and biotite with application of insoluble (Ca3(PO42 or soluble (Na2HPO4 P-sources was investigated. Nutrient Broth was used to prepare an overnight culture of bacteria to inoculate in Aleksandrov medium, which was used to study the dissolution of silicate minerals. It should be mentioned that Aleksandrov medium was used to determine the amount of released P from tricalcium phosphate (TCP while muscovite was added to the medium as a sole source of potassium. Concentration of P was determined spectrophotometrically by ammonium-vanadate-molybdate method and K was determined by flame photometry. Results: The insoluble P-source led to a significantly increased released K into assay medium (66%, and the net release of K from the biotite was significantly enhanced. Among bacterial strains, the highest mean of released K was observed with P. putida P13 which released more K (27% than the control. The amounts of released K from micas in the presence of insoluble and soluble phosphate by P. putida P13 were 8.25 and 4.87 mg/g, respectively. Discussion and conclusion: Application of insoluble phosphate could increase K release from mica minerals. The enhanced releasing of mineral K might be attributed to the release of organic acids from the bacteria, a mechanism which plays a pivotal role in solubilizing phosphate from inorganic source of phosphate.

  13. The Pseudomonas syringae genome encodes a combined mannuronan C-5-epimerase and O-acetylhydrolase, which strongly enhances the predicted gel-forming properties of alginates.

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    Bjerkan, Tonje M; Bender, Carol L; Ertesvåg, Helga; Drabløs, Finn; Fakhr, Mohamed K; Preston, Lori A; Skjak-Braek, Gudmund; Valla, Svein

    2004-07-09

    Alginates are industrially important, linear copolymers of beta-d-mannuronic acid (M) and its C-5-epimer alpha-l-guluronic acid (G). The G residues originate from a postpolymerization reaction catalyzed by mannuronan C-5-epimerases (MEs), leading to extensive variability in M/G ratios and distribution patterns. Alginates containing long continuous stretches of G residues (G blocks) can form strong gels, a polymer type not found in alginate-producing bacteria belonging to the genus Pseudomonas. Here we show that the Pseudomonas syringae genome encodes a Ca(2+)-dependent ME (PsmE) that efficiently forms such G blocks in vitro. The deduced PsmE protein consists of 1610 amino acids and is a modular enzyme related to the previously characterized family of Azotobacter vinelandii ME (AlgE1-7). A- and R-like modules with sequence similarity to those in the AlgE enzymes are found in PsmE, and the A module of PsmE (PsmEA) was found to be sufficient for epimerization. Interestingly, an R module from AlgE4 stimulated Ps-mEA activity. PsmE contains two regions designated M and RTX, both presumably involved in the binding of Ca(2+). Bacterial alginates are partly acetylated, and such modified residues cannot be epimerized. Based on a detailed computer-assisted analysis and experimental studies another PsmE region, designated N, was found to encode an acetylhydrolase. By the combined action of N and A PsmE was capable of redesigning an extensively acetylated alginate low in G from a non gel-forming to a gel-forming state. Such a property has to our knowledge not been previously reported for an enzyme acting on a polysaccharide.

  14. Microbial and enzymatic activity of soil contaminated with a mixture of diflufenican + mesosulfuron-methyl + iodosulfuron-methyl-sodium.

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    Baćmaga, Małgorzata; Borowik, Agata; Kucharski, Jan; Tomkiel, Monika; Wyszkowska, Jadwiga

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    The aim of this study was to determine the effect of three active substances, diflufenican, mesosulfuron-methyl and iodosulfuron-methyl-sodium, applied in combination, on soil microbial counts, the structure of soil microbial communities, activity of soil enzymes and their resistance to the tested product, the biochemical indicator of soil fertility, and spring wheat yield. Soil samples with the granulometric composition of sandy loam with pHKCl 7.0 were used in a pot experiment. The herbicide was applied to soil at seven doses: 0.057 (dose recommended by the manufacturer), 1.140, 2.280, 4.560, 9.120, 18.240 and 36.480 mg kg(-1) soil DM. Uncontaminated soil served as the control treatment. It was found that a mixture of the tested active substances increased the counts of total oligotrophic bacteria and spore-forming oligotrophic bacteria, organotrophic bacteria and actinomycetes, decreased the counts of Azotobacter and fungi, and modified the structure of soil microbial communities. The highest values of the colony development (CD) index and the ecophysiological (EP) index were observed in fungi and organotrophic bacteria, respectively. The herbicide applied in the recommended dose stimulated the activity of catalase, urease and acid phosphatase, but it had no effect on the activity of dehydrogenases, alkaline phosphatase, arylsulfatase and β-glucosidase. The highest dose of the analyzed substances (36.480 mg kg(-1)) significantly inhibited the activity of dehydrogenases, acid phosphatase, alkaline phosphatase and arylsulfatase. The values of the biochemical soil fertility indicator (BA21) decreased in response to high doses of the herbicide. Urease was most resistant and dehydrogenases were least resistant to soil contamination with a mixture of diflufenican + mesosulfuron-methyl + iodosulfuron-methyl-sodium. The analyzed herbicide had an adverse influence on spring wheat yield, and doses of 18.240 and 36.480 mg kg(-1) led to eventual death of plants.

  15. Interrelated effects of mycorrhiza and free-living nitrogen fixers cascade up to aboveground herbivores.

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    Khaitov, Botir; Patiño-Ruiz, José David; Pina, Tatiana; Schausberger, Peter

    2015-09-01

    Aboveground plant performance is strongly influenced by belowground microorganisms, some of which are pathogenic and have negative effects, while others, such as nitrogen-fixing bacteria and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, usually have positive effects. Recent research revealed that belowground interactions between plants and functionally distinct groups of microorganisms cascade up to aboveground plant associates such as herbivores and their natural enemies. However, while functionally distinct belowground microorganisms commonly co-occur in the rhizosphere, their combined effects, and relative contributions, respectively, on performance of aboveground plant-associated organisms are virtually unexplored. Here, we scrutinized and disentangled the effects of free-living nitrogen-fixing (diazotrophic) bacteria Azotobacter chroococcum (DB) and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi Glomus mosseae (AMF) on host plant choice and reproduction of the herbivorous two-spotted spider mite Tetranychus urticae on common bean plants Phaseolus vulgaris. Additionally, we assessed plant growth, and AMF and DB occurrence and density as affected by each other. Both AMF alone and DB alone increased spider mite reproduction to similar levels, as compared to the control, and exerted additive effects under co-occurrence. These effects were similarly apparent in host plant choice, that is, the mites preferred leaves from plants with both AMF and DB to plants with AMF or DB to plants grown without AMF and DB. DB, which also act as AMF helper bacteria, enhanced root colonization by AMF, whereas AMF did not affect DB abundance. AMF but not DB increased growth of reproductive plant tissue and seed production, respectively. Both AMF and DB increased the biomass of vegetative aboveground plant tissue. Our study breaks new ground in multitrophic belowground-aboveground research by providing first insights into the fitness implications of plant-mediated interactions between interrelated belowground fungi

  16. Diversity and seasonal fluctuation of predominant microbial communities in Bhitarkanika, a tropical mangrove ecosystem in India.

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    Mishra, Rashmi Ranjan; Swain, Manas Ranjan; Dangar, Tushar Kanti; Thatoi, Hrudayanath

    2012-06-01

    Different groups of microorganisms are present in mangrove areas, and they perform complex interactions for nutrient and ecological balances. Since little is known about microbial populations in mangroves, this study analyzed the microbial community structure and function in relation to soil physico-chemical properties in Bhitarkanika, a tropical mangrove ecosystem in India. Spatial and seasonal fluctuations of thirteen important groups of microorganisms were evaluated from the mangrove forest sediments during different seasons, along with soil physico-chemical parameters. The overall microbial load (x10(5)cfu/g soil) in soil declined in the order of heterotrophic, free living N2 fixing, Gram-negative nitrifying, sulphur oxidizing, Gram-positive, spore forming, denitrifying, anaerobic, phosphate solubilizing, cellulose degrading bacteria, fungi and actinomycetes. Populations of the heterotrophic, phosphate solubilizing, sulphur oxidizing bacteria and fungi were more represented in the rainy season, while, Gram-negative, Gram-positive, nitrifying, denitrifying, cellulose decomposing bacteria and actinomycetes in the winter season. The pool size of most of other microbes either declined or maintained throughout the season. Soil nutrients such as N, P, K (Kg/ha) and total C (%) contents were higher in the rainy season and they did not follow any common trend of changes throughout the study period. Soil pH and salinity (mS/cm) varied from 6-8 and 6.4-19.5, respectively, and they normally affected the microbial population dynamics. Determination of bacterial diversity in Bhitarkanika mangrove soil by culture method showed the predominance of bacterial genera such as Bacillus, Pseudomonas, Desulfotomaculum, Desulfovibrio, Desulfomonas, Methylococcus, Vibrio, Micrococcus, Klebsiella and Azotobacter. Principal component analysis (PCA) revealed a correlation among local environmental variables with the sampling locations on the microbial community in the mangrove soil.

  17. 转DREB基因大豆东农50对土壤氮素转化菌数量及生化强度的影响%Effect of Transgenic Soybean "Dongnong 50" with DREB Gene on Number of Soil Nitrogen Transforming Bacteria and Biochemical Intensity

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    董蕾; 任广明; 陈宝; 金羽; 曲娟娟

    2011-01-01

    In this study,the transgenic soybean "Dongnong 50" and soybean "Dongnong 50" were planted under normal soil water condition and drought stress condition to study transgenic soybean' s effect on the amount of nitrogen transforming bacteria and their corresponding biochemical intensity. The results showed that the number of aerobic azotobacter and the intensity of nitrogen fixation increased in the rhizosphere of transgenic soybean under drought stress treatment at the flowering stage. The number of the ammonification bacteria and the intensity of am-monification decreased while the number of denitrifying bacteria and the intensity of denitrification decreased. The number of the nitrifying bacteria and the intensity of nitrification were not affected during the whole growth period.%通过盆栽试验对转DREB基因大豆东农50与非转基因大豆东农50进行正常水分处理和干旱胁迫处理,研究转基因大豆在干旱条件下对土壤氮素转化相关细菌数量及生化强度的影响.结果表明,干旱条件下转DREB基因大豆在开花期对根际好氧性自生固氮茵的生长及土壤固氮强度有促进作用,在开花期和结荚鼓粒期对氨化细菌繁殖及氨化强度有抑制作用,在此时期对反硝化细菌的生长繁殖及其强度有抑制作用,在整个生长周期内转基因大豆对硝化细菌数量及其强度没有影响.

  18. Impact of integrated nutrient management on tomato yield under farmers field conditions.

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    Pandey, S K; Chandra, K K

    2013-11-01

    Field trials were conducted in farmer's field of district Chandauli, Uttar Pradesh, India to assess the impact of integrated nutrient management (INM) on the performance of tomato crop during rabi (2008) and kharif (2009) season. Before conducting trials technological gap between actual and potential productivity were analyzed by interviewing growers to find out the major causes for low yield. Overall gap in use of fertilizers was recorded 64.90 % whereas overall mean gap in technology was 43.83%. On-farm experiments on INM were conducted by applying FYM (10t ha(-1)) + (NPK (150:80:60 kg ha(-1)) followed by dipping seedling roots in 1% Azotobacter solution for 15 min and foliar spray with 20 ppm ferrous ammonium sulphate after 30, 45 and 75 days of transplantation. The plant height, root length, number of primary branches, average fruit weight increased in INM plots as compared to farm practice. The increment in yield was found to be 28.84 and 33.86% during rabi and kharif season respectively. The maximum marketable yield obtained in INM plot during kharif and rabi seasons was 1025 q ha(-1) and 955 q ha(-1) respectively, whereas as farm practice yielded 740 q ha(-1) and 713 q ha(-1) during the same seasons. The percent loss from total production was recorded 8.5 % and 8.8 % in control plot and only 4.9 % and 5.7 % in INM plot during rabi and kharif seasons respectively. The higher fruit weight and lower incidence of disease and pest were observed in INM field in comparison to farm practice. The benefit cost ratio with INM treatment was recorded 4.25 and 4.23 in rabi and kharif season respectively against the benefit cost ratio of 2.98 and 2.82 in control plot during the same respective seasons.

  19. Effect of diazotrophic bacteria as phosphate solubilizing and indolic compound producers on maize plants

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    Mónica Del Pilar López Ortega

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Phosphorus is limiting for growth of maize plants, and because of that use of fertilizers like Rock Phosphate has been proposed. However, direct use of Rock Phosphate is not recommended because of its low availability, so it is necessary to improve it. In this study, a group of diazotrophic bacteria were evaluated as phosphate-solubilizing bacteria, for their production of indolic compounds and for their effects on growth of maize plants. Strains of the genera Azosporillum, Azotobacter, Rhizobium and Klebsiella, were quantitatively evaluated for solubilization of Ca3(PO42 and rock phosphate as a single source of phosphorous in SRS culture media. Additionally, the phosphatase enzyme activity was quantified at pH 5.0, 7.0 and 8.0 using p-nitrophenyl phosphate, and production of indolic compound was determined by colorimetric quantification. The effect of inoculation of bacteria on maize was determined in a completely randomized greenhouse experiment where root and shoot dry weights and phosphorus content were assessed. Results showed that strain C50 produced 107.2 mg .L-1 of available-P after 12 days of fermentation, and AC10 strain had the highest phosphatase activity at pH 8 with 12.7 mg of p-nitrophenol mL .h-1. All strains synthetized indolic compounds, and strain AV5 strain produced the most at 63.03 µg .mL-1. These diazotrophic bacteria increased plant biomass up to 39 % and accumulation of phosphorus by 10%. Hence, use of diazotrphic phosphate-solubilizing bacteria may represent an alternative technology for fertilization systems in maize plants.

  20. LAS MICORRIZAS ARBUSCULARES Y LAS BACTERIAS RIZOSFÉRICAS COMO ALTERNATIVA A LA NUTRICIÓN MINERAL DEL TOMATE

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    María I. Hernández

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente estudio se desarrolló en el Instituto de Investigaciones Hortícolas "Liliana Dimitrova" durante los años 1996-2000 con la variedad de tomate HC 38-80 sembrada en período tardío. En la fase de semillero se realizó un screening, con el objetivo de seleccionar las cepas de micorrizas arbusculares y rizobacterias más eficientes para el cultivo del tomate, así como las mejores combinaciones. Para ello se determinaron la altura de la planta, el diámetro del tallo, la longitud radical y la masa seca total. Posteriormente, se evaluó el efecto de los biofertilizantes seleccionados y la fertilización mineral en el rendimiento del cultivo, sus componentes y el estado nutricional de la planta. El mejor comportamiento en la fase de semillero se obtuvo con la inoculación de las cepas Glomus mosseae, Glomus fasciculatum, Azospirillum brasilense, Azotobacter chroococcum, Glomus mosseae + Pseudomonas fluorescens y Glomus mosseae + Azospirillum brasilense. En la fase de campo se observó que el rendimiento y sus componentes se beneficiaron con la aplicación de niveles óptimos de fertilizantes, mientras que para los tratamientos inoculados los mayores valores correspondieron a Glomus mosseae, Glomus mosseae + Pseudomonas flourescens y Glomus mosseae + Azospirillum brasilense combinadas con el 50 % de la fertilización nitrogenada. Los HFMA y su coinoculación con bacterias rizosféricas influyeron de manera positiva en la absorción de nitrógeno y fósforo.

  1. The Novel Properties of Electron Spectrum and Kinetics of Iron Release from Bacterial Ferritin%细菌铁蛋白电子光谱和释放铁动力学的新颖特性

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    胡晓慧; 黄河清

    2006-01-01

    棕色固氮菌细菌铁蛋白(Bacterial ferritin of Azotobacter vinelandii,AvBF)分子结构由蛋白壳、铁核和横跨蛋白壳的电子隧道组成.细菌铁蛋白由24个相同类型的亚基组成,其分子量略高于魟鱼肝铁蛋白(Liver ferritin of Dasyatis akajei,DALF).电泳纯的AvBF在可见光谱区内呈现出4个特征吸收峰,波长分别位于414(α峰),525(β峰),555(S峰)和585(未知)nm.经Na2S2O4还原后,其AvBF在紫外可见区内的整体吸收峰强度明显增高.经物理铂金电极还原后,AvBF的α特征吸收峰(414 nm)强度随着控制还原电位降低(-200,-400,-600 mV vs NHE)而增强.动力学研究表明,在弱碱(pH8.0)条件下,AvBF和DALF均以二分之一级反应动力学方式释放铁,均未表现出释放铁速率转换行为,认为AvBF和DALF的释放铁速率和铁蛋白蛋白壳的柔性调节速率处于同步进行状态,使铁蛋白释放铁的过程符合二分之一级反应动力学规律.

  2. KANDUNGAN IAA, SERAPAN HARA, PERTUMBUHAN DAN PRODUKSI JAGUNG DAN KACANG TANAH SEBAGAI RESPON TERHADAP APLIKASI PUPUK HAYATI

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    Sigit Tri Wibowo

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this research was to study IAA content, nutrient uptake, growth and productivity of maize and peanut in response to application of biofertilizer. The research was conducted in a green house of Cikabayan IPB Farm, Bogor Agriculture University, Darmaga, Bogor, West Java. A completely randomized design was applied in single factor experiment for maize and peanut with 3 replications. The treatments consisted of 4 factors: I. Without fertilizer, II. 100% biofertilizer (dosage 100g/pot, III. 100% inorganic fertilizer, and IV. Combination of biofertilizer and inorganic fertilizer with 50% dosage. Biofertilizer was applied using compost enriched by Pseudomonas sp., Bacillus sp., Azotobacter sp., Azospirillum sp., Rhizobium sp, and P-solubilising bacteria. The dosage of inorganic fertilizer was 0.5 g/pot of Urea; 0.5 g/pot of SP-36; 0.375 g/pot of KCl for maize, and 0.125 g/pot of Urea; 0.5 g/pot of SP-36; 0.375 g/pot of KCl for peanut. Application of biofertilizer enhanced auxin content of maize by 73-159%, but not in peanut. The treatment also increased the uptake of N, P, and K of both plants by 2 to 35 times as compared to control plant. The production increased by 270% on maize and 66% on peanut due to application of biofertilizer. The result showed that application of compost enriched by microbial activator was able to supplement inorganic fertilizer for growth and production of maize and peanut

  3. Polihidroxialcanoatos de cepas de Azospirillum spp. aisladas de raíces de Lycopersicon esculentum Mill. “tomate” y Oryza sativa L. “arroz” en Lambayeque

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    Katty Baca

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se determinó la concentración de polihidroxialcanoatos (PH As de cepas de Azospirillum aisladas de raíces de Lycopersicon esculentum Mill. “tomate” y Oryza sativa L. “arroz”, como una alternativa ante la acumulación de plásticos derivados del petróleo. R aíces previamente desinfectadas se sembraron en medio Nfb se misólido, donde las bacterias fijadoras de nitrógeno se reconocieron por una película blanquecina bajo la superficie y el viraje del indicador al azul. El género Azospirillum se identificó en medio rojo de Congo, obteniéndose 96 cepas de A. lipoferum y A. brasilense en tomate y arroz. Se realizó una fermentación discontinua con caldo Azotobacter modificado, alimentando con una solución saturada de ácido málico cada 12 horas y se realizaron tinciones con Sudán Negro B. Se seleccionaron las cepas con mayor nú mero de gránulos de PHAs (en tomate , 18 de A. lipoferum y 2 de A. brasilense y en arroz, 10 de A. lipoferum y 10 de A. brasilense y se cuantificó la biomasa y PHAs. La concentración de PHAs alcanzó 0 . 661 gL - 1 en A. lipoferum KM(T - 73 y 0 . 738 gL - 1 en A. br asilense KM(T - 19. Las cepas de A. lipoferum y A. brasilense aisladas de tomate alcanzaron una mayor concentración de biomasa y PHAs frente a las cepas aisladas de arroz.

  4. Controlled expression of nif and isc iron-sulfur protein maturation components reveals target specificity and limited functional replacement between the two systems.

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    Dos Santos, Patricia C; Johnson, Deborah C; Ragle, Brook E; Unciuleac, Mihaela-Carmen; Dean, Dennis R

    2007-04-01

    The nitrogen-fixing organism Azotobacter vinelandii contains at least two systems that catalyze formation of [Fe-S] clusters. One of these systems is encoded by nif genes, whose products supply [Fe-S] clusters required for maturation of nitrogenase. The other system is encoded by isc genes, whose products are required for maturation of [Fe-S] proteins that participate in general metabolic processes. The two systems are similar in that they include an enzyme for the mobilization of sulfur (NifS or IscS) and an assembly scaffold (NifU or IscU) upon which [Fe-S] clusters are formed. Normal cellular levels of the Nif system, which supplies [Fe-S] clusters for the maturation of nitrogenase, cannot also supply [Fe-S] clusters for the maturation of other cellular [Fe-S] proteins. Conversely, when produced at the normal physiological levels, the Isc system cannot supply [Fe-S] clusters for the maturation of nitrogenase. In the present work we found that such target specificity for IscU can be overcome by elevated production of NifU. We also found that NifU, when expressed at normal levels, is able to partially replace the function of IscU if cells are cultured under low-oxygen-availability conditions. In contrast to the situation with IscU, we could not establish conditions in which the function of IscS could be replaced by NifS. We also found that elevated expression of the Isc components, as a result of deletion of the regulatory iscR gene, improved the capacity for nitrogen-fixing growth of strains deficient in either NifU or NifS.

  5. Comportamiento de la concentración microbiana aérea en la Fototeca del Archivo Nacional de Cuba

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    Sofía Borrego-Alonso

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Los objetivos del estudio fueron evaluar el predominio microbiano en el aire interior de la Fototeca del Archivo Nacional de la República de Cuba, realizar la caracterización fisiológica de los hongos aislados para determinar su potencial biodeteriorante y analizar a partir de la información especializada, las características patogénicas de los microorganismos que se aislaron con mayor frecuencia. En el muestreo microbiológico se utilizó un método de sedimentación y para ello, se emplearon placas Petri con medios de cultivo apropiados colocados a 1,5 m de altura del suelo. Se determinó cualitativamente la actividad celulolítica de las cepas fúngicas aisladas, así como la producción de pigmentos y ácidos. La concentración fúngica ambiental no varió con respecto al 2004, en tanto la bacteriana disminuyó significativamente. El género fúngico predominante fue Cladosporium (87,1 %, mientras que dentro de las bacterias, las Gram positivas fueron las que predominaron. Se evidenció que la mayoría de las cepas fúngicas aisladas mostraron actividad celulolítica, excretaron pigmentos y produjeron ácidos, lo que constituye un elevado riesgo de biodeterioro para el patrimonio documental. Entre las bacterias Gram positivas, se identificaron cepas de Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, Streptomyces y Bacillus. Dentro de las Gram negativas se identificaron cepas de Serratia marcenscens, Serratia sp., Enterobacter agglomerans, Beijerinckia sp., Azotobacter sp., Acinetobacter sp. y Pseudomonas sp. La mayoría de los géneros fúngicos y bacterianos aislados son agentes con potencialidades patogénicas.

  6. NifS-directed assembly of a transient [2Fe-2S] cluster within the NifU protein.

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    Yuvaniyama, P; Agar, J N; Cash, V L; Johnson, M K; Dean, D R

    2000-01-18

    The NifS and NifU proteins from Azotobacter vinelandii are required for the full activation of nitrogenase. NifS is a homodimeric cysteine desulfurase that supplies the inorganic sulfide necessary for formation of the Fe-S clusters contained within the nitrogenase component proteins. NifU has been suggested to complement NifS either by mobilizing the Fe necessary for nitrogenase Fe-S cluster formation or by providing an intermediate Fe-S cluster assembly site. As isolated, the homodimeric NifU protein contains one [2Fe-2S](2+, +) cluster per subunit, which is referred to as the permanent cluster. In this report, we show that NifU is able to interact with NifS and that a second, transient [2Fe-2S] cluster can be assembled within NifU in vitro when incubated in the presence of ferric ion, L-cysteine, and catalytic amounts of NifS. Approximately one transient [2Fe-2S] cluster is assembled per homodimer. The transient [2Fe-2S] cluster species is labile and rapidly released on reduction. We propose that transient [2Fe-2S] cluster units are formed on NifU and then released to supply the inorganic iron and sulfur necessary for maturation of the nitrogenase component proteins. The role of the permanent [2Fe-2S] clusters contained within NifU is not yet known, but they could have a redox function involving either the formation or release of transient [2Fe-2S] cluster units assembled on NifU. Because homologs to both NifU and NifS, respectively designated IscU and IscS, are found in non-nitrogen fixing organisms, it is possible that the function of NifU proposed here could represent a general mechanism for the maturation of Fe-S cluster-containing proteins.

  7. Activation of SoxR-dependent transcription in vitro by noncatalytic or NifS-mediated assembly of [2Fe-2S] clusters into apo-SoxR.

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    Hidalgo, E; Demple, B

    1996-03-29

    SoxR is a transcriptional activator that senses superoxide and nitric oxide stress in Escherichia coli. The active protein isolated from E. coli contains a pair of [2Fe-2S] clusters per SoxR dimer. We previously demonstrated that the iron-free protein (apo-SoxR), isolated during purification in thiol-containing buffers, binds soxS promoter DNA with an affinity equal to that of the metalloprotein (Fe-SoxR), but lacks significant ability to activate transcription in vitro. Here we demonstrate the reversibility of this process: the full transcriptional activity of SoxR can be restored by in vitro assembly of iron-sulfur clusters into the apoprotein. Two methods were used to synthesize the metallocenters of SoxR: (i) nonenzymatic, in which apo-SoxR, incubated in the presence of iron, inorganic sulfide, and a reducing agent, regained full transcriptional activity in 5-6 h; (ii) enzymatic, in which NifS protein of Azotobacter vinelandii regenerated active Fe-SoxR in as little as 2 min. Analysis by electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy indicated that binuclear [2Fe-2S] clusters were restored by both the enzymatic and nonenzymatic reconstitutions. A mutant SoxR protein missing one of its four cysteine residues failed to undergo either transcriptional activation or the formation of [2Fe-2S] centers, even in the presence of NifS. Thus, only the presence of an iron-sulfur center is required to restore transcriptional activity to apo-SoxR. Moreover, the catalytic generation of [2Fe-2S] centers extends the known specificity of this enzyme beyond that already shown for [4Fe-4S] centers. Catalytic generation of [2Fe-2S]-containing SoxR could allow for rapid activation of this transcription factor in vivo.

  8. A nifS-like gene, csdB, encodes an Escherichia coli counterpart of mammalian selenocysteine lyase. Gene cloning, purification, characterization and preliminary x-ray crystallographic studies.

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    Mihara, H; Maeda, M; Fujii, T; Kurihara, T; Hata, Y; Esaki, N

    1999-05-21

    Selenocysteine lyase is a pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (PLP)-dependent enzyme that catalyzes the exclusive decomposition of L-selenocysteine to L-alanine and elemental selenium. An open reading frame, named csdB, from Escherichia coli encodes a putative protein that is similar to selenocysteine lyase of pig liver and cysteine desulfurase (NifS) of Azotobacter vinelandii. In this study, the csdB gene was cloned and expressed in E. coli cells. The gene product was a homodimer with the subunit Mr of 44,439, contained 1 mol of PLP as a cofactor per mol of subunit, and catalyzed the release of Se, SO2, and S from L-selenocysteine, L-cysteine sulfinic acid, and L-cysteine, respectively, to yield L-alanine; the reactivity of the substrates decreased in this order. Although the enzyme was not specific for L-selenocysteine, the high specific activity for L-selenocysteine (5.5 units/mg compared with 0.019 units/mg for L-cysteine) supports the view that the enzyme can be regarded as an E. coli counterpart of mammalian selenocysteine lyase. We crystallized CsdB, the csdB gene product, by the hanging drop vapor diffusion method. The crystals were of suitable quality for x-ray crystallography and belonged to the tetragonal space group P43212 with unit cell dimensions of a = b = 128.1 A and c = 137.0 A. Consideration of the Matthews parameter Vm (3.19 A3/Da) accounts for the presence of a single dimer in the crystallographic asymmetric unit. A native diffraction dataset up to 2.8 A resolution was collected. This is the first crystallographic analysis of a protein of NifS/selenocysteine lyase family.

  9. Mechanism for the desulfurization of L-cysteine catalyzed by the nifS gene product.

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    Zheng, L; White, R H; Cash, V L; Dean, D R

    1994-04-19

    The nifS gene product (NIFS) is a pyridoxal phosphate binding enzyme that catalyzes the desulfurization of L-cysteine to yield L-alanine and sulfur. In Azotobacter vinelandii this activity is required for the full activation of the nitrogenase component proteins. Because the nitrogenase component proteins, Fe protein and MoFe protein, both contain metalloclusters which are required for their respective activities, it is suggested that NIFS participates in the biosynthesis of the nitrogenase metalloclusters by providing the inorganic sulfur required for Fe-S core formation [Zheng, L., White, R. H., Cash, V. L. Jack, R. F., & Dean, D. R. (1993) Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 90, 2754-2758]. In the present study the mechanism for the desulfurization of L-cysteine catalyzed by NIFS was determined in the following ways. First, the substrate analogs, L-allylglycine and vinylglycine, were shown to irreversibly inactivate NIFS by formation of a gamma-methylcystathionyl or cystathionyl residue, respectively, through nucleophilic attack by an active site cysteinyl residue on the corresponding analog-pyridoxal phosphate adduct. Second, this reactive cysteinyl residue, which is required for L-cysteine desulfurization activity, was identified as Cys325 by the specific alkylation of that residue and by site-directed mutagenesis experiments. Third, the formation of an enzyme-bound cysteinyl persulfide was identified as an intermediate in the NIFS-catalyzed reaction. Fourth, evidence was obtained for an enamine intermediate in the formation of L-alanine.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)

  10. Kinetic and mutational studies of three NifS homologs from Escherichia coli: mechanistic difference between L-cysteine desulfurase and L-selenocysteine lyase reactions.

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    Mihara, H; Kurihara, T; Yoshimura, T; Esaki, N

    2000-04-01

    We have purified three NifS homologs from Escherichia coli, CSD, CsdB, and IscS, that appear to be involved in iron-sulfur cluster formation and/or the biosynthesis of selenophosphate. All three homologs catalyze the elimination of Se and S from L-selenocysteine and L-cysteine, respectively, to form L-alanine. These pyridoxal 5'-phosphate enzymes were inactivated by abortive transamination, yielding pyruvate and a pyridoxamine 5'-phosphate form of the enzyme. The enzymes showed non-Michaelis-Menten behavior for L-selenocysteine and L-cysteine. When pyruvate was added, they showed Michaelis-Menten behavior for L-selenocysteine but not for L-cysteine. Pyruvate significantly enhanced the activity of CSD toward L-selenocysteine. Surprisingly, the enzyme activity toward L-cysteine was not increased as much by pyruvate, suggesting the presence of different rate-limiting steps or reaction mechanisms for L-cysteine desulfurization and the degradation of L-selenocysteine. We substituted Ala for each of Cys358 in CSD, Cys364 in CsdB, and Cys328 in IscS, residues that correspond to the catalytically essential Cys325 of Azotobacter vinelandii NifS. The enzyme activity toward L-cysteine was almost completely abolished by the mutations, whereas the activity toward L-selenocysteine was much less affected. This indicates that the reaction mechanism of L-cysteine desulfurization is different from that of L-selenocysteine decomposition, and that the conserved cysteine residues play a critical role only in L-cysteine desulfurization.

  11. The Effect of Biofertilizers and Winter Cover Crops on Essential Oil Production and Some Agroecological Characteristics of Basil (Ocimum basilicum L.

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    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available In searching for new strategies of medicinal plant production with high yield but without undesirable compounds or effects, it is important to investigate unconventional alternatives such as application of PGPR and cover crops cultivation. This experiment was conducted in a split plots arrangement with two factors based on randomized complete block design with three replications during years 2009-10, at Research Farm of Ferdowsi University of Mashhad. Cultivation and no cultivation of cover crops in autumn assigned to the main plots. The sub factor was biofertilizer application with four levels, included 1-Nitroxin (containing Azotobacter spp. and Azospirillum spp., 2-Biophosphorous (Bacillus sp. and Pseudomonas sp., 3-Nitroxin + Biophosphorous and 4-Control. During growing season plants were harvested by three cuts. Results showed that total shoots dry weight, leaves yield and LAI in plants under no cover crop cultivation had a significant advantage. Biofertilizers increased most characteristics e.g. fresh and dry total shoot yield, dry leaves and LAI. The interaction between fertilizer and cover crop was significant, as the highest yield of fresh shoots was observed in mix of nitroxin and biophosphorous with no cover crop, the highest and the lowest of leaf and green area index were obtained in plants treated by nitroxin without cover crop and biophosphorous with cover crop, respectively. Plants harvested in cut 3 had the lowest LAI and other two cuts had no significant difference concerning this trait. The highest and the lowest fresh and dry shoot yield were observed in cut 2 and 1, respectively. The most essential oil yield was in cut 2 and 3 (without significant difference and cut 1 was the lowest. The results showed that the interaction between biofertilizers and no cover crop cultivation was significant, as use of the biofertilizers especially nitroxin and biophosphorous in no cover crop condition enhanced the most characteristics of

  12. Evaluation the effects of organic, biological and chemical fertilizers on morphological traits, yield and yield components of Basil (Ocimum basilicum L.

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    S. M.K Tahhami Zarandi

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    Full Text Available The use of organic manure and biofertilizers containing beneficial microorganisms instead of chemical fertilizers are known to improve plant growth through supply of plant nutrients and can help sustain environmental health and soil productivity. Because of special priority of the medicinal plants production in sustainable agricultural systems and lack of studies on assessment of different sources of fertilizer on basil plants, an experiment was conducted at Research Station, Faculty of Agriculture, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran, in 2009. A complete randomize block design with ten treatments, and three replications was used. The treatments were: 1cow manure, 2sheep manure, 3hen manure, 4compost 5vermicompost, 6biological fertilizer nitroxin (consisting of Azotobacter and Azospirillum, 7biological fertilizer consisting of Phosphate Solubilizing Bacteria (Pseudomonas and Bacillus, 8mixture of biological fertilizer nitroxin and Phosphate Solubilizing Bacteria 9NPK fertilizers, and 10control (no fertilizer. Results showed plant height in sheep manure was higher than other treatments. Number of branches in vermicompost and number of inflorescence in cow manure were significantly higher than other treatments. The number of whorled flowers in compost, sheep and cow manure were more than other treatments. Highest leaf and green area index was observed in nitroxin treatment and biological yield in sheep manure have significant difference with other treatments (except cow manure. The highest seed yield were obtained from plants treated with compost (1945 kg/h and the lowest of that observed in NPK fertilizer and control treatments. In all measured traits (except number of inflorescence NPK fertilizer and control treatment did not have any significant difference.

  13. Pseudomonas fluorescens F113 Can Produce a Second Flagellar Apparatus, Which Is Important for Plant Root Colonization

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    Barahona, Emma; Navazo, Ana; Garrido-Sanz, Daniel; Muriel, Candela; Martínez-Granero, Francisco; Redondo-Nieto, Miguel; Martín, Marta; Rivilla, Rafael

    2016-01-01

    The genomic sequence of Pseudomonas fluorescens F113 has shown the presence of a 41 kb cluster of genes that encode the production of a second flagellar apparatus. Among 2,535 pseudomonads strains with sequenced genomes, these genes are only present in the genomes of F113 and other six strains, all but one belonging to the P. fluorescens cluster of species, in the form of a genetic island. The genes are homologous to the flagellar genes of the soil bacterium Azotobacter vinelandii. Regulation of these genes is mediated by the flhDC master operon, instead of the typical regulation in pseudomonads, which is through fleQ. Under laboratory conditions, F113 does not produce this flagellum and the flhDC operon is not expressed. However, ectopic expression of the flhDC operon is enough for its production, resulting in a hypermotile strain. This flagellum is also produced under laboratory conditions by the kinB and algU mutants. Genetic analysis has shown that kinB strongly represses the expression of the flhDC operon. This operon is activated by the Vfr protein probably in a c-AMP dependent way. The strains producing this second flagellum are all hypermotile and present a tuft of polar flagella instead of the single polar flagellum produced by the wild-type strain. Phenotypic variants isolated from the rhizosphere produce this flagellum and mutation of the genes encoding it, results in a defect in competitive colonization, showing its importance for root colonization. PMID:27713729

  14. N2和H+在固氮酶活性中心金属原子簇中还原位点的分析

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    关锋; 赵德华; 潘淼; 姜伟; 李季伦

    2007-01-01

    目前研究表明,固氮酶的生理底物氮气(N2)和质子(H+)在钼铁蛋白中的铁钼辅因子(FeMo-co、)上被还原,但其确切的还原位点尚未确定.对比分析了棕色固氮菌(Azotobacter vinelandii,Av)野生型(WT)与 5 种突变株(包括FeMo-co附近 2 个保守氨基酸α-191Gln 和α-195His 单突变菌株(Qα191K 和 Hα195Q)、FeMo-co 上钼原子相连的高柠檬酸突变株(nifv-)以及α-191Gln 和α-195Hns 与高柠檬酸的双突变菌株(Qα191K/nif-和 Hα195Q/nifv-))固氮酶催化还原 N2 和 H+活性的变化,结果表明,N2 在靠近 FeMo-co中心硫原子(S2B)的 Fe2 和 Fe6 上络合和还原,FeMo-co 上的钼原子是 H+还原的位点.结合生物信息学分析结果显示,[8Fe7S] 和 FeMo-co 之间可能存在两条平行的电子传递通路.

  15. Kajian Penggunaan Pupuk Hayati untuk Mengendalikan Penyakit Akar Gada (Plasmodiophora brassicae pada Tanaman Sawi Daging

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    Full Text Available Pada budidaya tanaman sawi daging (pakcoi  dijumpai berbagai masalah  serius  yang menghambat upaya peningkatan produksi dan kualitas hasil. Salah satu kendala utama adalah penyakit tular tanah yang disebabkan oleh cendawan Plasmopara brassicae Wor . Serangan patogen tular tanah dapat menekan produksi tanaman hortikultura secara significan. Berbagai upaya telah dilakukan untuk mengendalikan patogen tular tanah antara lain dengan menggunakan bekterisida sistemik . Salah satu alternatif pengendalian yang paling prospektif adalah dengan menggunakan pupuk hayati yang telah diperkaya dengan mikroorganisme. antara lain bakteri selulotik, Azotobacter sp., Azospirillium sp., Rhizobium sp., Pseudomonas sp., Lactobacillus sp., dan  bakteri pelarut fosfat yang bertujuan untuk memperbaiki struktur tanah dan mengendalikan penyakit tular tanah. Penelitian dilakukan di kebun percobaan Karangploso BPTP Jatim,  pada bulan Januari sampai dengan April 2014, menggunakan rancangan acak kelompok, 4 perlakuan dan 6 ulangan. Perlakuan  terdiri dari  : A = Pupuk hayati dosis 15 kg/ha,   B = Pupuk hayati dosis 30 kg/ha,  C = Pupuk hayati dosis 45 kg/ha, D = Cara petani. Tujuan penelitian adalah untuk mengetahui efektifitas pupuk hayati dalam mengendalikan penyakit akar gada  P.brassicae  pada tanaman sawi daging. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa pemberian pupuk hayati dosis 45 kg/ha dapat memberikan pertumbuhan yang baik terhadap tinggi tanaman ( 26,50 cm, jumlah daun (21 helai, lebar tajuk (33,25 cm, panjang akar (14,38 cm dan bobot/tanaman (380 g/tanaman. Persentase serangan penyakit akar gada terendah juga ditunjukkan oleh pemberian pupuk hayati dosis 45 kg/ha, yaitu sebesar 1,75 % dan penekanan penyakit sebesar 70,83 %.Kata Kunci : Brassica juncea, pupuk hayati, penyakit bengkak akar

  16. Microbial consortium role in processing liquid waste of vegetables in Keputran Market Surabaya as organic liquid fertilizer ferti-plus

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    Rizqi, Fauziah; Supriyanto, Agus; Lestari, Intan; Lita Indri D., L.; Elmi Irmayanti, A.; Rahmaniyah, Fadilatur

    2016-03-01

    Many activities in this market is directly proportional to increase production of vegetables waste, especially surabaya. Therefore, in this study aims to utilize liquid waste of vegetables into liquid organic fertilizer by mixing microbial consorsium. The microbial consorsium consist of Azotobacter chrococcum, Azospirillum brasilense, Rhizobium leguminosarum, Bacillus subtilis, Bacillus megaterium, Pseudomonas putida, and Pseudomonas fluorescens. Ttreatment of microbial concentrations (5%, 10%, 15%) and the length of the incubation period (7 days, 14 days, 21 days) used in this research. The parameters used are: C/N ratio, levels of CNP, and BOD value. This study uses a standard organic fertilizer value according SNI19-7030-2004, The results show the value of C/N ratio comply with the ISO standards. C levels showed an increase during the incubation period but not compare with standards. N levels that compare with standards are microbial treatment in all group concentration except control group with an incubation period of 21 days is > 7. P levels compare with the existing standards in the group of microbe concentration of 10% and 15% during the incubation period. The value of the initial BOD liquid waste of vegetable is 790.25 mg / L, this value indicates that the waste should not go into the water body. Accordingly, the results of this study can not be used as a liquid organic fertilizer, but potentially if it is used as a natural career or build natural soil. The Building natural soil is defined as the natural ingredients that can be used to improve soil properties.

  17. Chestnut green waste composting for sustainable forest management: Microbiota dynamics and impact on plant disease control.

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    Ventorino, Valeria; Parillo, Rita; Testa, Antonino; Viscardi, Sharon; Espresso, Francesco; Pepe, Olimpia

    2016-01-15

    Making compost from chestnut lignocellulosic waste is a possible sustainable management strategy for forests that employs a high-quality renewable organic resource. Characterization of the microbiota involved in composting is essential to better understand the entire process as well as the properties of the final product. Therefore, this study investigated the microbial communities involved in the composting of chestnut residues obtained from tree cleaning and pruning. The culture-independent approach taken highlighted the fact that the microbiota varied only slightly during the process, with the exception of those of the starting substrate and mature compost. The statistical analysis indicated that most of the bacterial and fungal species in the chestnut compost persisted during composting. The dominant microbial population detected during the process belonged to genera known to degrade recalcitrant lignocellulosic materials. Specifically, we identified fungal genera, such as Penicillium, Fusarium, Cladosporium, Aspergillus and Mucor, and prokaryotic species affiliated with Bacilli, Actinobacteria, Flavobacteria and γ-Proteobacteria. The suppressive properties of compost supplements for the biocontrol of Sclerotinia minor and Rhizoctonia solani were also investigated. Compared to pure substrate, the addition of compost to the peat-based growth substrates resulted in a significant reduction of disease in tomato plants of up to 70 % or 51 % in the presence of Sclerotinia minor or Rhizoctonia solani, respectively. The obtained results were related to the presence of putative bio-control agents and plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria belonging to the genera Azotobacter, Pseudomonas, Stenotrophomonas, Bacillus, Flavobacterium, Streptomyces and Actinomyces in the chestnut compost. The composting of chestnut waste may represent a sustainable agricultural practice for disposing of lignocellulosic waste by transforming it into green waste compost that can be used to

  18. Identification and Quantification of Cause and Effects in Symbiosis of Corn with Arbuscular Mycorrehiza Fungus using Structural Equation Modeling Approach

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    Full Text Available Considering to necessity and importance of determining mycorrhizal symbiosis level and its effects on crop agroecological characteristics as well as other related factors affecting this relationship, beside, the lack of an assured method for this purpose, the present study designed based on new perspectives and insights for determining cause and effects relations, latent variables using structural equation modeling (SEM approach. A field experiment was conducted during 2 years. A split plots arrangement based on randomized complete block design (RCBD with three replications was used. Treatments consisted four cropping systems (high, medium, and low input conventional as well as ecological system and four inoculations (mycorrhizae fungus: Glomus intraradices, plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR: (Azospirillum brasilense, Azotobacter paspali, dual inoculation: (fungus plus bacteria, and no-inoculation (control, which were allocated to main plots and sub plots, respectively. At the first step, a confirmatory factor analyzing was conducted resulted to two distinguished factors, and then the variables which had the most loads (weight on one of these two factors were determined. At the second step, considering ecophysiological basis of crops growth and development, in order to continue analyzing, the first factor (including: leaf area index (LAI, root length colonization percent (RLCP, dry matter (DM, stem diameter (D, SPAD readings and the second factor (including: maximum photosynthesis (Amax, specific root length (SRL, canopy temperature (CT, plant height (H, soil respiration rate (SRR, variable chlorophyll fluorescence to maximum chlorophyll fluorescence (Fv/Fm, plant tissue phosphorus content (%P determined resource capture latent construct and resource utilization latent construct, respectively. Correlation coefficients, squared multiple correlation coefficients, covariance matrices, direct and indirect path coefficients were calculated

  19. Physico-chemical and microbiological characteristics of water for fish production using small ponds

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    Ntengwe, Felix W.; Edema, Mojisola O.

    The physical-chemical and biological characteristics of water in fish ponds were investigated with a view to optimise the conditions for fish productivity using small ponds. Five fish ponds were used in the study. The water samples were collected in each pond at a depth of 10-15 cm from the surface over a period of six months and analysed for pH, temperature, DO, alkalinity. The fish activity and growth rates were also assessed. The results showed that the ponds were slightly acidic to neutral (pH 6.69-7.66). The mean lowest and highest values of DO were 9.05 and 9.93 mg/L while the values for alkalinity were 67.86 and 90.57 mg/L respectively. The bacterial counts were in the order of 10 6 and the populations comprised Pseudomonas, Enterobacter, Salmonella, Staphylococcus, Bacillus, Azotobacter, Arthrobacter species and Escherichia coli. It was also observed that the fish activity increased as the temperature of the water varied from April to September as given by the activity ranges of 55-95, 40-80, 55-80, 70-95 and 55-95/m 2 for ponds P1, P2, P3, P4 and P5, respectively. The lowest values were in the months of April, May and June and highest values were in the months of July, August and September. The optimum conditions for increased fish productivity were found to be the warm temperatures (20 4 mg/L) and appropriate pH (6 characteristics were significant at 0.01 and 0.05 levels (2 tailed). Therefore, the fish productivity can be enhanced if the conditions in the ponds were maintained at optimum levels.

  20. Recent advances in nitrogen-fixing acetic acid bacteria.

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    Pedraza, Raúl O

    2008-06-30

    Nitrogen is an essential plant nutrient, widely applied as N-fertilizer to improve yield of agriculturally important crops. An interesting alternative to avoid or reduce the use of N-fertilizers could be the exploitation of plant growth-promoting bacteria (PGPB), capable of enhancing growth and yield of many plant species, several of agronomic and ecological significance. PGPB belong to diverse genera, including Azospirillum, Azotobacter, Herbaspirillum, Bacillus, Burkholderia, Pseudomonas, Rhizobium, and Gluconacetobacter, among others. They are capable of promoting plant growth through different mechanisms including (in some cases), the biological nitrogen fixation (BNF), the enzymatic reduction of the atmospheric dinitrogen (N(2)) to ammonia, catalyzed by nitrogenase. Aerobic bacteria able to oxidize ethanol to acetic acid in neutral or acid media are candidates of belonging to the family Acetobacteraceae. At present, this family has been divided into ten genera: Acetobacter, Gluconacetobacter, Gluconobacter, Acidomonas, Asaia, Kozakia, Saccharibacter, Swaminathania, Neoasaia, and Granulibacter. Among them, only three genera include N(2)-fixing species: Gluconacetobacter, Swaminathania and Acetobacter. The first N(2)-fixing acetic acid bacterium (AAB) was described in Brazil. It was found inside tissues of the sugarcane plant, and first named as Acetobacter diazotrophicus, but then renamed as Gluconacetobacter diazotrophicus. Later, two new species within the genus Gluconacetobacter, associated to coffee plants, were described in Mexico: G. johannae and G. azotocaptans. A salt-tolerant bacterium named Swaminathania salitolerans was found associated to wild rice plants. Recently, N(2)-fixing Acetobacter peroxydans and Acetobacter nitrogenifigens, associated with rice plants and Kombucha tea, respectively, were described in India. In this paper, recent advances involving nitrogen-fixing AAB are presented. Their natural habitats, physiological and genetic aspects

  1. Nitrogenase proteins from Gluconacetobacter diazotrophicus, a sugarcane-colonizing bacterium.

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    Fisher, Karl; Newton, William E

    2005-06-30

    Gluconacetobacter diazotrophicus Pal-5 grew well and expressed nitrogenase activity in the absence of NH4+ and at initial O2 concentrations greater than 5% in the culture atmosphere. G. diazotrophicus nitrogenase consisted of two components, Gd1 and Gd2, which were difficult to separate but were purified individually to homogeneity. Their compositions were very similar to those of Azotobacter vinelandii nitrogenase, however, all subunits were slightly smaller in size. The purified Gd1 protein contained a 12:1 Fe/Mo ratio as compared to 14:1 found for Av1 purified in parallel. Both Gd2 and Av2 contained 3.9 Fe atoms per molecule. Dithionite-reduced Gd1 exhibited EPR features at g=3.69, 3.96, and 4.16 compared with 3.64 and 4.27 for Av1. Gd2 gave an S=1/2 EPR signal identical to that of Av2. A Gd1 maximum specific activity of 1600 nmol H2 (min mg of protein)(-1) was obtained when complemented with either Gd2 or Av2, however, more Av2 was required. Gd2 had specific activities of 600 and 1100 nmol H2 (min mg protein)(-1) when complemented with Av1 and Gd1, respectively. The purified G. diazotrophicus nitrogenase exhibited a narrowed pH range for effective catalysis compared to the A. vinelandii nitrogenase, however, both exhibited maximum specific activity at about pH 7. The Gd-nitrogenase was more sensitive to ionic strength than the Av-nitrogenase.

  2. Alginate-modifying enzymes: Biological roles and biotechnological uses

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    Helga eErtesvåg

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    Full Text Available Alginate denotes a group of industrially important 1-4-linked biopolymers composed of the C-5-epimers β-D-mannuronic acid (M and α-L-guluronic acid (G. The polysaccharide is manufactured from brown algae where it constitutes the main structural cell wall polymer. The physical properties of a given alginate molecule, e.g. gel-strength, water-binding capacity, viscosity and biocompatibility, are determined by polymer length, the relative amount and distribution of G residues and the acetyl content, all of which are controlled by alginate modifying enzymes. Alginate has also been isolated from some bacteria belonging to the genera Pseudomonas and Azotobacter, and bacterially synthesized alginate may be O-acetylated at O-2 and/or O-3. Initially, alginate is synthesized as polymannuronic acid, and some M residues are subsequently epimerized to G residues. In bacteria a mannuronan C-5-epimerase (AlgG and an alginate acetylase (AlgX are integral parts of the protein complex necessary for alginate polymerisation and export. All alginate-producing bacteria use periplasmic alginate lyases to remove alginate molecules aberrantly released to the periplasm. Alginate lyases are also produced by organisms that utilize alginate as carbon source. Most alginate-producing organisms encode more than one mannuronan C-5 epimerase, each introducing its specific pattern of G residues. Acetylation protects against further epimerization and from most alginate lyases. One enzyme with alginate deacetylase activity from Pseudomonas syringae has been reported. Functional and structural studies reveal that alginate lyases and epimerases have related enzyme mechanisms and catalytic sites. Alginate lyases are now utilized as tools for alginate characterization. Secreted epimerases have been shown to function well in vitro, and have been engineered further in order to obtain enzymes that can provide alginates with new and desired properties for use in medical and

  3. Comparative study of microflora in Rhizospheric soils of Argania spinosa and Acacia raddiana of the arid zone from Oued El Ma (Tindouf)

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    Tissouras, Fatiha; Habib, Semira; Missoum, Malika; Louacini, Braim Kamel

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    Desert soils occupy a large area in Algeria (80Moreover, exploitation of the Saharan soil microorganisms has several interests and especially in maintaining the ecological equilibrium of ecosystems. Unfortunately, few of microbiological studies have been conducted so far about the Saharan soil Algerian, with the exception of some work done on the desert soils in the region of Beni Ounif. This work falls within the framework of Project CNEPRU F02320100009. The study focuses on an evaluation of the main germs rhizosphere soils from Argania spinosa and Acacia raddiana of the region of Oued El-ma (wilaya of Tindouf), located in southwest Algeria, followed by physicochemical analysis of some parameters (soil texture, pH, moisture content, organic matter). The results reveal that both rhizosphere soils have a sandy silt texture of alkali pH, with very low water content slightly different. Organic material of the rate varies from 0.2 to 1The type of vegetation influences positively the quantity and the dynamics of microbial population. Indeed, the two soils have an interesting microbial diversity, with densities of azotobacters, fungi, aerobic bacteria and actinomycetes are very high, followed germs ammonifiants, nitrifying and denitrifying. In the presence of Argania spinosa the microbial growth is most important (6.53 × 107 germs /g soil), compared with Acacia raddiana (3.13 × 107 germs /g). This shows the stimulating effect of the vegetation on the increase in the rate of these microorganisms in the soil. Well as the strong Fitness of adaptation the microbial biomass to drought. Keywords: Argania spinoza; Acacia raddiana; rhizospheric soil; microbiology evaluation.

  4. Integrated bioethanol and biomanure production from potato waste.

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    Chintagunta, Anjani Devi; Jacob, Samuel; Banerjee, Rintu

    2016-03-01

    Disposal of potato processing waste and the problem of pollution associated with it is a vital issue that is being faced by the potato processing plants. The conventional peeling methods presently followed in the processing plants for removing the potato peel, also result in the loss of some portion of the mash which is rich in starch. Indiscriminate discharge of the waste causes detrimental effects in the environment, so this problem can be resolved by successful utilization of the waste for the generation of value added products. Hence, the present work focuses on integrated production of bioethanol and biomanure to utilize the waste completely leading to zero waste generation. The first part of the work describes a comparative study of ethanol production from potato peel and mash wastes by employing co-culture of Aspergillus niger and Saccharomyces cerevisiae at various incubation time (24-120 h) instead of application of enzymes. The solid state fermentation of potato peel and mash inoculated with co-culture, resulted in bioethanol production of 6.18% (v/v) and 9.30% (v/v) respectively. In the second part of the work, the residue obtained after ethanol production was inoculated with seven different microorganisms (Nostoc muscorum, Fischerella muscicola, Anabaena variabilis, Aulosira fertilissima, Cylindrospermum muscicola, Azospirillium lipoferum, Azotobacter chroococcum) and mixture of all the organisms in equal ratio for nitrogen (N), phosphorous (P) and potassium (K) enrichment. Among them, A. variabilis was found to enrich N, P and K content of the residue by nearly 7.66, 21.66 and 15 fold than that of the initial content, ultimately leading to improved N:P:K ratio of approximately 2:1:1. The application of simultaneous saccharification and fermentation (SSF) for the conversion of potato waste to ethanol and enrichment of residue obtained after ethanol production with microorganisms to be used as manure envisages environmental sustainability.

  5. Actinorhizal Alder Phytostabilization Alters Microbial Community Dynamics in Gold Mine Waste Rock from Northern Quebec: A Greenhouse Study.

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    Full Text Available Phytotechnologies are rapidly replacing conventional ex-situ remediation techniques as they have the added benefit of restoring aesthetic value, important in the reclamation of mine sites. Alders are pioneer species that can tolerate and proliferate in nutrient-poor, contaminated environments, largely due to symbiotic root associations with the N2-fixing bacteria, Frankia and ectomycorrhizal (ECM fungi. In this study, we investigated the growth of two Frankia-inoculated (actinorhizal alder species, A. crispa and A. glutinosa, in gold mine waste rock from northern Quebec. Alder species had similar survival rates and positively impacted soil quality and physico-chemical properties in similar ways, restoring soil pH to neutrality and reducing extractable metals up to two-fold, while not hyperaccumulating them into above-ground plant biomass. A. glutinosa outperformed A. crispa in terms of growth, as estimated by the seedling volume index (SVI, and root length. Pyrosequencing of the bacterial 16S rRNA gene for bacteria and the ribosomal internal transcribed spacer (ITS region for fungi provided a comprehensive, direct characterization of microbial communities in gold mine waste rock and fine tailings. Plant- and treatment-specific shifts in soil microbial community compositions were observed in planted mine residues. Shannon diversity and the abundance of microbes involved in key ecosystem processes such as contaminant degradation (Sphingomonas, Sphingobium and Pseudomonas, metal sequestration (Brevundimonas and Caulobacter and N2-fixation (Azotobacter, Mesorhizobium, Rhizobium and Pseudomonas increased over time, i.e., as plants established in mine waste rock. Acetate mineralization and most probable number (MPN assays showed that revegetation positively stimulated both bulk and rhizosphere communities, increasing microbial density (biomass increase of 2 orders of magnitude and mineralization (five-fold. Genomic techniques proved useful in

  6. Technology for efficient and successful delivery of vermicompost colonized bioinoculants in Pogostemon cablin (patchouli) Benth.

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    Singh, Rakshapal; Divya, S; Awasthi, Ashutosh; Kalra, Alok

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    The usefulness of vermicompost as a supporting media for growth of bioinoculants was evaluated for successful transfer of sufficient propagules of bioinoculants into the organic fields. The rooted plants after 50 days were pot and field tested for their growth and yield performances when transplanted along with rooting medium into pots/organic fields. The rooting medium, 50 days of inoculation, contained sufficient population of bioinoculants and arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi. Treatment with bioinoculants (except Trichoderma harzianum) substantially improved the root and shoot biomass of nursery raised rooted cuttings particularly in treatments containing Azotobacter chroococcum (150 and 91.67%, respectively), Glomus intraradices (117 and 91.67%, respectively) and Pseudomonas fluorescens (117 and 83%, respectively). The transplanted rooted plants in pots, over two harvests, yielded higher shoot biomass when rooting medium contained A. chroococcum (147%), G. intraradices (139%) and P. fluorescencs (139%). Although the treatments did not affect the content of essential oil, the quality of essential oil as measured by the content of patchouli alcohol improved with Glomus aggregatum (18%). Similar trends were observed in field trials with significantly higher biomass yield achieved with A. chroococcum (51%), G. intraradices (46%) and P. fluorescencs (17%) compared to control (un-inoculated) plots. Increased in herb yield was found to be related with increased nutrient uptake. The population of bioinoculants in the rhizosphere was observed to be considerably higher in plots receiving vermicompost enriched with bioinoculants. This technology can be a successful way of delivering sufficient propagules of bioinoculants along with vermicompost especially in organic fields.

  7. Iron-molybdenum cofactor from nitrogenase. Modified extraction methods as probes for composition.

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    Yang, S S; Pan, W H; Friesen, G D; Burgess, B K; Corbin, J L; Stiefel, E I; Newton, W E

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    Five modifications of the preparative procedure for isolating iron-molybdenum cofactor (FeMoco) from the molybdenum-iron (MoFe) protein of Azotobacter vinelandii nitrogenase have been developed. This variety of isolation methods has established that no single component of the original isolation protocol, i.e. Tris, Cl-, citrate, HPO4(2-), N,N-dimethylformamide, and N-methylformamide, is essential for the effective isolation and/or structural stability of FeMoco, although any of them may act as ligands to FeMoco when present. The acid-bse status (effective pH) of the extracting solvent is a key adjustable parameter in the isolation procedure. The new procedures produced FeMoco with yields, metal analysis, charge, EPR spectrum, and specific activity (after reconstituting crude extracts from A. vinelandii UW45 mutant cells) essentially identical with FeMoco isolated by the original procedure. After purification, FeMoco apparently contains molybdenum, iron, and sulfide in a 1:7:4 ratio with N-methylformamide as a ligand but no amino acid residues, common sugars, coenzyme A, or lipoic acid. Reaction with o-phenanthroline allows quantitation of both adventitious and FeMoco-associated iron. Correlations of total activity after UW45 reconstitution with molybdenum, total iron, and o-phenanthroline-resistant iron contents show that only the last gives a consistent relationship of 35 +/- 5 nmol of C2H4/min/ng atom of Fe. Both o-phenanthroline and EDTA interact with FeMoco to abolish its EPR signal in reactions reversible by additions of Fe2+ or Zn2+, respectively. These and related reactions point against the presence of an endogenous organic component in FeMoco and toward the presence of exogenous ligands and imply a relatively labile coordination sphere whose nature may be determinable by a systematic investigation.

  8. 太湖地区长期不同施肥水稻土N2和CO2固定细菌群落结构的特征与差异%Community structure characters and differences of N2-fixing and CO2-fixing bacteria under long-term fertilization in paddy soils of Taihu Lake region, China

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    靳振江; 潘根兴; 刘晓雨; 李恋卿

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    Both C02-fixing and N2-fixing bacteria are important microbes involved in soil carbon and nitrogen cycles, respectively. It is helpful for us to know the effect of fertilization on carbon and nitrogen cycles in farmland soils and to analyze the relationship between the soil organic carbon (SOC) and community structures of N2-fixing and CO2-fixing bacteria. The topsoil (0-20 cm) samples were collected from a paddy field under a long-term different fertilization trials initiated in 1987 from Taihu Lake region, China. There were four treatments, no fertilizer application (NF) , application of NPK fertilizers only (CF) , combined application of NPK fertilizers and pig manure (CFM) and combined application of NPK fertilizers and straw return ( CFS). Community structures were analyzed using PCR-DGGE and real-time PCR with nifH gene and cbbLR gene as indicators of N2-fixing and CO2-fixing bacteria, respectively. Cloning forming unit (CFU) of autotrophic azotobacter was evaluated using plating colony-counting method. Nitrogenase activity was detected using acetylene reduction method as well. The results show that the abundances of nifH gene in the CF treatment, CFM treatment and CFS treatment are increased by 213% , 1079 % and 344% , respectively compared with the NF treatment, and CFUs of autotrophic azotobacter are increased by 58% , 66% and 106%. Nitrogenase activities in CF and CFM treatments are significantly higher than those in NF and CFS treatments. The diversity of cbbLR gene is increased after the fertilizer application. The abundances of cbbLR gene in the CF treatment, CFM treatment and CFS treatment are increased by 465% , 1827% and 758% , respectively compared with the NF treatment. The statistical analysis reveals there are significant correlations between the two abundances and soil nutrient richness normalized ( SNRN) of SOC, total nitrogen (TN) and total phosphorus (TP) and between the CFU of autotrophic azotobacter and SOC. These results indicate that

  9. 接种蚯蚓及植物促生根际细菌对甘蓝生长·营养元素吸收的影响%Effects of Inoculation of Earthworms and Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR) on Growth of Brassica juncea

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    吴福勇; 毕银丽; 毛艳丽

    2012-01-01

    [目的]为阐明混合接种蚯蚓及植物促生根际细菌技术在蔬菜生产中的作用.[方法]采用室内盆栽试验的方法,研究接种蚯蚓、植物促生根际细菌(固氮细菌和钾活化细菌)对甘蓝生长的影响以及甘蓝对氮和钾的吸收.[结果]7种接种方式均明显促进了甘蓝根上部分的生长,其中混合接种蚯蚓、固氮细菌和钾活化细菌处理下甘蓝根上部分生物量最大.5种接种方式(接种蚯蚓、双接蚯蚓和固氮细菌、双接蚯蚓和钾活化细菌、双接钾活化细菌和固氮细菌以及混合接种)下甘蓝地上部分氮的吸收量在0.05水平显著高于对照.[结论 混合接种方式是一种有潜力的生物技术,可以用来减少蔬菜生产中化肥的施用量.%[ Objective ] The research aimed to clarify the roles of mixed inoculation of earthworm and plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria ( PGPR) on the growth of vegetables. [ Method ] A serials of pot trials were conducted to investigate the single, dual or triple inoculation of earthworms or PGPR, including nitrogen-fixing bacteria ( NFB) ( Azotobacter chroococcum PDSN-5) and potassium-solubilizing bacteria (KSB) (Bacillus mucilaginous PDSK-1) , on the growth of Chinese kale (Brassica juncea) and on uptake of N and K in the plant. [ Result] All of the seven inoculation treatments apparently increased the shoot growth of B. Juncea. The highest shoot biomass was recorded in the triple inoculation of earthworm, NFB and KSB. All of the seven inoculation treatments significantly increased N uptake in shoot of B. Juncea. [ Conclusion ] The triple inoculation may be a promising approach for reducing the need for chemical fertilizers in growing vegetables.

  10. INFLUENCE OF FERTILIZATION AND HERBICIDES APPLICATION ON SOIL MICROFLORA AND ELEMENTS OF SUGAR BEET YIELD

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    Andrija Kristek

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available Two-year sugar beet trials were set up on two localities: Đakovo (Stagnic Luvisol and Osijek (Dystric Cambisol. The soils showed acid environment respond (pHKCL 4.9 – 5.4 and low humus contents (1.3 – 1.6%. The trial aimed to investigate use possibility of carbocalc (CC – pressed saturated silt (30% CaO and 40 t/ha stable manure in amendment of already determined unfavourable soil properties, increasing number of soil benefit microorganisms, as well as influence of obtained changes in weed control, sugar beet yield and quality. The weeds were controlled once with full-dose herbicides, repeated low-doses and by hoeing. Weed types, their number and weight were determined on 1 m2 in the July second decade. The investigation results show that carbocalc application (CC brought about increased pHKCL to 7.12 – 7.18 whereas stable manure one resulted in humus increased to 1.73 – 1.95%. It was resulted in increasing of number of bacteria, actinomycetes as well as aerobic asimbiotic nitrogen fixing bacteria – Azotobacter chroococcum. Weed prevailed were as follows : Ambrosia artemisiifolia L., Polygonum persicarie L., Amaranthus retroflexus L. and Echinochloa crus galli L. Total number of weeds without protection application was on the average 83.2 weeds/m2 and weight 4012 g. Hoeing resulted in decreased number of weeds to 2.9 weeds/m2 – weight 111 g, repeated herbicides application to 6.3 weeds/m2 – weight 294 g whereas the worst results , at weeds control, were obtained by the once herbicides control variant (9.1 weed/m2 i.e. 534 g. Low- dose herbicide application variants resulted in higher root yield (48.5 t/ha compared to the once application (45.1 t/ha. However, hoeing brought about the highest root (50.8 t/ha and sugar yield (6.2 t/ha. Root yield was very significantly increased and sugar yield significantly by carbocalc (CC application compared to the control.

  11. Redox balancing in recombinant strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae

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    Anderlund, M.

    1998-09-01

    In metabolically engineered Saccharomyces cerevisiae expressing Pichia stipitis XYL1 and XYL2 genes, encoding xylose reductase (XR) and xylitol dehydrogenase (XDH), respectively, xylitol is excreted as the major product during anaerobic xylose fermentation and only low yields of ethanol are produced. This has been interpreted as a result of the dual cofactor dependence of XR and the exclusive use of NAD{sup +} by XDH. The excretion of xylitol was completely stopped and the formation of glycerol and acetic acid were reduced in xylose utilising S. cerevisiae strains cultivated in oxygen-limited conditions by expressing lower levels of XR than of XDH. The expression level of XYL1 and XYL2 were controlled by changing the promoters and transcription directions of the genes. A new functional metabolic pathway was established when Thermus thermophilus xylA gene was expressed in S. cerevisiae. The recombinant strain was able to ferment xylose to ethanol when cultivated on a minimal medium containing xylose as only carbon source. In order to create a channeled metabolic transfer in the two first steps of the xylose metabolism, XYL1 and XYL2 were fused in-frame and expressed in S. cerevisiae. When the fusion protein, containing a linker of three amino acids, was co expressed together with native XR and XDH monomers, enzyme complexes consisting of chimeric and native subunits were formed. The total activity of these complexes exhibited 10 and 9 times higher XR and XDH activity, respectively, than the original conjugates, consisting of only chimeric subunits. This strain produced less xylitol and the xylitol yield was lower than with strains only expressing native XR and XDH monomers. In addition, more ethanol and less acetic acid were formed. A new gene encoding the cytoplasmic transhydrogenase from Azotobacter vinelandii was cloned. The enzyme showed high similarity to the family of pyridine nucleotide-disulphide oxidoreductase. To analyse the physiological effect of

  12. Exploitation of inexpensive substrates for production of a novel SCL-LCL-PHA co-polymer by Pseudomonas aeruginosa MTCC 7925.

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    Singh, Akhilesh Kumar; Mallick, Nirupama

    2009-03-01

    Studies conducted with various inexpensive carbon sources such as whey, vegetable oils (palm, mustard, soybean and coconut), a low-cost source of glucose-D, rice and wheat bran, and mustard and palm oil cakes demonstrated palm oil as the best substrate for accumulation of a novel short-chain-length-long-chain-length polyhydroxyalkanoate (SCL-LCL-PHA) co-polymer containing SCL 3HAs [3-hydroxybutyric acid (3HB) and 3-hydroxyvaleric acid (3HV)] and LCL 3HAs of 3-hydroxyhexadecanoic acid (3HHD) and 3-hydroxyoctadecanoic acid (3HOD) units as constituents by a sludge-isolated Pseudomonas aeruginosa MTCC 7925. The co-polymer content reached up to 60% of dry cell weight (dcw) at 48 h of incubation in 0.5% (v/v) palm oil and the extract of 0.5% (v/v) palm oil cake supplemented vessels. The PHAs pool was further enhanced up to 69 and 75% (dcw), when the above culture was subjected to P- and N-limitation, respectively. The mol fraction of 3HB:3HV:3HHD:3HOD units were, respectively, 83.1:7.7:3.8:5.4 and 87.3:5.1:3.6:4.0 in P- and N-limited cultures. Consequently, a co-polymer yield of 5 g l(-1) (approx.) was achieved, which was about 80-fold higher as compared to 69 mg l(-1) of the control culture. On substrate basis, the accumulation reached up to 0.62 g PHAs per g substrate, which was significantly higher as compared to the yield obtained from starch by Haloferax mediterranei and Azotobacter chroococum, from molasses by A. vinelandii UWD, and from lactose and xylose by Pseudomonas cepacia. This novel P(3HB-co-3HV-co-3HHD-co-3HOD) co-polymer exhibited better thermal and mechanical properties as revealed from the differential scanning calorimetry and mechanical property studies, thus opens up new possibilities for various industrial applications.

  13. LA PRODUCCIÓN CIENTÍFICA SOBRE BIOFERTILIZANTES EN CUBA EN EL PERÍODO 2008-2012: UN ANÁLISIS BIBLIOMETRICO DE LAS REVISTAS CUBANAS

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    Full Text Available El estudio tiene como objetivo caracterizar el comportamiento de la investigación científica sobre biofertilizantes en revistas científicas de Cuba durante el período 2008-2012, mediante el análisis de indicadores bibliométricos para determinar las regularidades de la producción científica por autores e instituciones, así como la colaboración entre provincias, instituciones y otras naciones, además de los microorganismos y cultivos agrícolas más trabajados en la temática. Se tomó como fuente de información los artículos publicados en 14 revistas científicas certificadas por el CITMA como publicaciones científicas y tecnológicas. Para el análisis de los datos, se empleó el Excel, ToolInf y Ucinet 6.0. Resultó que el año 2008 fue el más productivo, aunque se manifestó un decrecimiento de los artículos sobre biofertilizantes en el período. Las provincias Mayabeque, La Habana y Villa Clara, constituyen el nicho productivo de estas investigaciones. Las instituciones de mayor actividad científica fueron INCA, INIFAT y la Facultad de Biología de la Universidad de la Habana, estableciéndose fuertes lazos de colaboración en el país hacia la región occidental. Respecto a la colaboración internacional, fueron los países de Brasil y México, los que más contribuyeron a resultados de investigación con entidades cubanas a través de publicaciones nacionales. El sorgo ( Sorghum bicolor y Sorghum vulgare , arroz ( Oryza sativa , col ( Brassica oleracea , tomate ( Solanum lycopersicum , caña ( Saccharum officinarum , maíz ( Zea mays , papaya ( Carica papaya y canavalia ( Canavalia ensiformis fueron los principales cultivos agrícolas en los cuales se evaluaron un mayor número de microorganismos biofertilizantes, que entre los géneros de mayor nivel de estudio se encuentran Glomus , Rhizobium , Bradyrhizobium , Azotobacter , Gluconoacetobacter y Pseudomonas.

  14. BIOFERTILIZATION USING RHIZOBACTERIA AND AMF IN THE PRODUCTION OF TOMATO (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill. AND ONION (Allium cepa L. SEEDLINGS. II. ROOT COLONIZATION AND NUTRITIONAL STATUS

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    Full Text Available Como complemento a estudios precedentes de la biofertilización en posturas de plantas hortícolas sobre suelos Ferralíticos Rojos compactados, eútricos y en áreas experimentales de la Universidad de Ciego de Ávila, se evaluaron los efectos de la inoculación simple y la coinoculación, mediante el recubrimiento de semillas y sin aplicar fertilizantes minerales, con rizobacterias promotoras del crecimiento vegetal -RPCV- (Azospirillum brasilense, Azotobacter chroococcum y Burkholderia cepacia y hongos micorrízicos arbusculares - HMA- (Glomus clarum y G. fasciculatum en algunos indicadores de la colonización radical por los microorganismos y el estado nutricional de plántulas de tomate y cebolla. A partir de los resultados, se evidenció que, para ambos cultivos, las poblaciones de A. chroococcum, B. cepacia y A. brasilense se incrementaron significativamente en aquellos tratamientos inoculados con estas rizobacterias, encontrando, en general, los mayores valores en los tratamientos que fueron coinoculados. Respecto a la micorrización, los mayores porcentajes de colonización micorrízica y masa del endófito en tomate se obtuvieron mediante la coinoculación de A. brasilense con ambas especies de HMA y, para la cebolla, la máxima colonización la realizó G. fasciculatum aplicada de forma independiente, mientras que la masa del endófito fue mayor en la coinoculación de G. clarum + A. chroococcum. En relación con el estado nutricional de las plantas, en tomate, los tratamientos con presencia conjunta de A. brasilense y ambas especies de HMA fueron los que hicieron mayores extracciones de N y estuvieron entre los que realizaron mayores extracciones de P y K. En cebolla, todos los tratamientos inoculados con ambos tipos de microorganismos fueron capaces de extraer mayores cantidades de N, P y K. Todos estos resultados permiten explicar las causas de la obtención de posturas de adecuada calidad mediante la biofertilización sin el uso

  15. Discovery of Evolutionary Divergence of Biological Nitrogen Fixation and Photosynthesis: Fine Tuning of Biogenesis of the NifH and the ChlL by a Peptidyl-Prolyl Cis/Trans Isomerase

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    Full Text Available Problem statement: Despite the structural and functional similarities between the nitrogenase that performs biological nitrogen fixation reaction and the Dark Protochlorphyllide Oxidoreductase (DPOR that performs chlorophyll-biosynthesis, attempts to substitute nitrogenase-components with DPOR-components have hitherto failed. This investigation was undertaken to test if Chlamydomonas reinhardtii protochlorophyllide (Pchlide reductase (ChlL that shares some structural similarity with Nitrogenase Reductase (NifH could complement the functions of NifH in biological nitrogen fixation of Azotobacter vinelandii. Approach: Genetic complementation studies were performed to test if the chlL gene and its mutants cloned under transcriptional control of nifH promoter (nifHp in a broad-host range low copy plasmid pBG1380 could render a Nif+ phenotype to NifH-deficient A. vinelandii strains. Results: Expression of ChlL could render Nif+ phenotype to NifH-deficient A. vinelandii only in the absence of NifM, a nif-specific PPIase essential for biogenesis of NifH. The ChlL mutants Cys95Thr and Cys129Thr were unable to substitute for NifH. Thus, the conserved cysteine ligands of [4Fe-4S] cluster in ChlL are essential for successful substitution of NifH by ChlL. Since C-termini of NifH and ChlL demonstrated the least similarity and Pro258, a substrate for the PPIase activity of NifM, is located in the C-terminus of NifH, we posited that replacing the C-terminus of NifH with that of ChlL would render NifM-independence to NifH. The NifH-ChlL chimera could support the growth of NifH- and NifM-deficient A. vinelandii in nitrogen limiting conditions implying that it has acquired NifM-independence. Conclusion/Recommendations: Collectively, these observations suggest that NifM, an evolutionarily conserved nif-specific PPIase, could have contributed to the functional divergence of biological nitrogen fixation and photosynthesis during evolution by virtue of its ability to

  16. Identification of Contaminations Hiding Beneath the α- and β-Subunits of Partially Purified Nitrogenase MoFe Protein on the Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate Gel

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    Hui-Na ZHOU; Ying ZHAO; Shao-Min BIAN; Jian-Feng ZHAO; Fei REN; Huang-Ping WANG; Ju-Fu HUANG

    2005-01-01

    To identify the unknown proteins that would contaminate the α- and β-subunits of nitrogenase MoFe protein on sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE), the partially purified MoFe protein (Av 1) preparation was obtained from Azotobacter vinelandii Lipmann OP by chromatography on DEAE-cellulose (DE52) and Sephacryl S-200 columns and analyzed by PAGE and matrixassisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrometry. The Av 1 preparation was shown to have two main bands at the position of the α- and β-subunits of crystalline Avl on the SDS gel. However, on the anoxic native PAGE, in addition to the Ay 1 band, the preparation was shown to have three other main bands that migrated slower than Avl. Of these three main bands, the protein with the fastest migration was identified as bacterioferritin elsewhere. The proteins on the other two bands, termed Upper and Middle, were suggested to be two different homopolymers with the same apparent subunit electrophoretic mobilities as the α- and β-subunits of Avl, respectively. By analysis of MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry, the Upper was identified as GroEL, which belongs to the heat shock protein 60 family, and the Middle was identified as glucose-6-phosphate isomerase (PGI). In our preparation, anoxic native electrophoresis indicated that GroEL was composed of 14 identical subunits and that PGI was composed of 10 identical subunits. This is the first report of PGI, with so many subunits. The contaminating proteins in the Av 1 preparation, mainly GroEL and PGI, could be totally or partially removed from Av1 if the shoulders and center of the elution peak were collected separately from the Sephacryl S-200 column and the center fraction was purified further by Q-Sepharose developed with an NaCl concentration gradient. Thus, Avl with more than 90% purity was obtained. Obviously, this modified method is useful for the purification of mutant MoFe proteins with a high purity.

  17. Global transcriptional analysis of nitrogen fixation and ammonium repression in root-associated Pseudomonas stutzeri A1501

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    Lu Wei

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Biological nitrogen fixation is highly controlled at the transcriptional level by regulatory networks that respond to the availability of fixed nitrogen. In many diazotrophs, addition of excess ammonium in the growth medium results in immediate repression of nif gene transcription. Although the regulatory cascades that control the transcription of the nif genes in proteobacteria have been well investigated, there are limited data on the kinetics of ammonium-dependent repression of nitrogen fixation. Results Here we report a global transcriptional profiling analysis of nitrogen fixation and ammonium repression in Pseudomonas stutzeri A1501, a root-associated and nitrogen-fixing bacterium. A total of 166 genes, including those coding for the global nitrogen regulation (Ntr and Nif-specific regulatory proteins, were upregulated under nitrogen fixation conditions but rapidly downregulated as early as 10 min after ammonium shock. Among these nitrogen fixation-inducible genes, 95 have orthologs in each of Azoarcus sp. BH72 and Azotobacter vinelandii AvoP. In particular, a 49-kb expression island containing nif and other associated genes was markedly downregulated by ammonium shock. Further functional characterization of pnfA, a new NifA-σ54-dependent gene chromosomally linked to nifHDK, is reported. This gene encodes a protein product with an amino acid sequence similar to that of five hypothetical proteins found only in diazotrophic strains. No noticeable differences in the transcription of nifHDK were detected between the wild type strain and pnfA mutant. However, the mutant strain exhibited a significant decrease in nitrogenase activity under microaerobic conditions and lost its ability to use nitrate as a terminal electron acceptor for the support of nitrogen fixation under anaerobic conditions. Conclusions Based on our results, we conclude that transcriptional regulation of nif gene expression in A1501 is mediated by the nif

  18. Compensation effect of bacterium containing biofertilizer on the growth of Cucumis sativus L. under Al-stress conditions.

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    Tóth, Brigitta; Lévai, L; Kovács, B; Varga, Mária Borbélyné; Veres, Szilvia

    2013-03-01

    Biofertilizers are used to improve soil fertility and plant production in sustainable agriculture. However, their applicability depends on several environmental parameters. The aim of our study was to evaluate the effect of free-living bacteria containing fertilizer on the growth of cucumber (Cucumis sativus L. cvs. Delicates) under aluminium (Al) stress. Different responses to Al stress of cucumber growth parameters were examined in terms of root elongation and physiological traits, such as Spad index (relative chlorophyll value), biomass accumulation of root and shoot, Al uptake and selected element contents (Fe, Mn, Zn, Mg) of leaves and root. The applied bacteria containing biofertilizer contains Azotobacter chroococcum and Bacillus megaterium. The dry weights of cucumber shoots and roots decreased in line with the increasing Al concentration. Due to different Al treatments (10-3 M, 10-4 M) higher Al concentration was observed in the leaves, while the amounts of other elements (Fe, Mn, Zn, Mg) decreased. This high Al content of the leaves decreased below the control value when biofertilizer was applied. In the case of the roots the additional biofertilizer treatments compensated the effect of Al. The relative chlorophyll content was reduced during Al-stress in older plants and the biofertilizer moderated this effect. The root/shoot ratio was decreased in all the Al-treatments in comparison to the control. The living bacteria containing fertilizer also had a modifying effect. The root/shoot ratio increased at the 10-4 M Al2(SO4)2 + biofertilizer and 10-4 M Al(NO3)3 + biofertilizer treatments compared to the control and Al-treatments. According to our results the biofertilizer is an alternative nutrient supply for replacing chemical fertilizers because it enhances dry matter production. Biofertilizer usage is also offered under Al polluted environmental conditions. Although, the nutrient solution is a clean system where we can examine the main processes without

  19. Role of a NifS-like protein from the cyanobacterium Synechocystis PCC 6803 in the maturation of FeS proteins.

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    Jaschkowitz, K; Seidler, A

    2000-03-28

    In Azotobacter vinelandii and Escherichia coli NifS or NifS-like proteins are involved in FeS protein assembly by mobilizing sulfur from free cysteine. This sulfur together with Fe(2+) is then incorporated into apo-FeS proteins to form an FeS center. A different activity termed C-DES [for cyst(e)ine desulfurylase] was recently isolated from the cyanobacterium Synechocystis PCC 6714 which also mobilized sulfur and which was able to incorporate the FeS center into apoferredoxin. In the genome of the cyanobacterium Synechocystis PCC 6803, there are three open reading frames (orfs) that are similar to NifS and one that is similar to C-DES, indicating that this bacterium might contain both activities, NifS and C-DES. One orf from Synechocystis PCC 6803 encoding a NifS-like protein, slr0387, was overexpressed in E. coli and purified. The molecular mass of the recombinant protein was determined to be about 82 kDa, indicating that it is a homodimer. The absorption spectrum was typical for PLP-containing proteins with an absorption maximum at 390 nm at pH 9.0 and at 425 nm at pH 6.5. The pH dependence of the absorption spectrum correlated with enzyme activity. Maximal activity measured as sulfide production was observed between pH 8.5 and 10. The activity decreased at lower pH values and was undetectable at pH 5.5. pH-dependent changes in the absorption spectrum and activity were attributed to protonation of the Schiff base formed by a lysine side chain and the PLP cofactor. Studies on substrate specificity demonstrated that cysteine derivatives other than cysteine methyl ester and cysteine-sulfinic acid could not serve as substrates for this enzyme. In particular, cystine was not a substrate for the Synechocystis NifS-like protein, whereas it is the best substrate for C-DES. In the presence of Fe(2+), cysteine, and a reductant, the NifS-like protein was able to produce holoferredoxin from apoferredoxin. The implications of two different activities for FeS center

  20. 烟草功能菌的研究进展%Progress on Tobacco Functional Microorganism

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    周芳芳; 周丽娟; 詹军; 薛红芬; 史云涛; 王娟; 张晓龙

    2013-01-01

    Microbial community influences the whole growth period of tobacco and flue-curing process .In order to know the application prospect of functional microorganism ,the research sur-vey of tobacco functional microorganism was summarized in this paper .It provides strong basis for planting organic tobacco and improving tobacco quality by development and utilization of biocon-trol bacteria .The utilization of microbial fertilizer ,like azotobacter ,phosphate and potassium solu-bilizing microorganisms ,is an effective way to improve tobacco planting environment .Besides , screening ,development and utilization of nicotine-decomposing microorganism and aroma-enhan-cing microorganism play a key role in forming good quality during tobacco aging .It is very valua-ble that separation ,screening and utilization of beneficial microorganisms from aging tobacco lea-ves improve tobacco quality and smoke flavor .%微生物菌群影响着烟草整个生育时期及后期的烘烤调制过程,对烟草品质的形成有着重要作用。为深入认识功能菌在烟草中的应用前景,综述了烟草相关功能菌的研究概况。其中,生防菌的开发利用为有机烟草的种植和烟草质量的提高奠定了坚实的基础;固氮菌、解磷菌和解钾菌等微生物肥料在烟草中的使用为烟草种植环境的改善提供了有效途径;降解烟碱菌和产香菌的筛选、开发和利用对醇化烟叶良好品质的形成起着关键作用;醇化烟叶中有益微生物的分离、筛选和应用,对烟叶品质的提高、卷烟香吃味的改善具有重要作用。

  1. THE USE OF gusA REPORTER GENE TO MONITOR THE SURVIVAL OF INTRODUCED BACTERIA IN THE SOIL

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    Edi Husen

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available An effective marker to monitor the survival of introduced bacteria in the soil is required for further evaluation of their beneficial effects on plant growth. This study tested the use of gusA gene as a marker to trace the fate of three Gram negative bacteria in the root, rhizosphere, and soil. The study was conducted at the laboratory and greenhouse of the National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Philippines from January to December 2001. Isolates TCaR 61 and TCeRe 60, and Azotobacter vinelandii Mac 259 were selected as test bacteria based on their ability to produce indole-3acetic acid and solubilize precipitated phosphate, which may promote plant growth in the field. These bacteria were marked with gusA reporter gene from Escherichia coli strain S17-1(λ-pir containing mTn5SSgusA21. The gusA (β-glucuronidase gene from the donor (E. coli was transferred to each bacterium (recipient through bacterial conjugation in mating procedures using tryptone-yeast agar followed by the selection of the transconjugants (bacteria receiving gusA in tryptone-yeast agar supplemented with double antibiotics and X-GlcA (5bromo-4chloro- 3indoxyl-β-D-glucuronic acid. The antibiotics used were rifampicin and either streptomycin or spectinomycin based on antibiotic profiles of the donor and recipients. The results showed that the insertion of gusA gene into bacterial genomes of the recipient did not impair its phenotypic traits; the growth rates of the transconjugants as well as their ability to produce indole-3acetic acid and solubilize precipitated phosphate in pure culture were similar to their wild types. All transconjugants colonized the roots of hot pepper (Capsicum annuum L. and survived in the rhizosphere and soil until the late of vegetative growth stage. The distinct blue staining of transconjugants as the expression of gusA gene in media containing X-GlcA coupled with their resistance to rifampicin and streptomycin or spectinomycin

  2. 高黎贡山土壤微生物的分布状况及特性%Distribution and Characteristics of Soil Microorganisms in Gaoligong Mountain

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    余丽; 晏爱芬

    2011-01-01

    为弄清高黎贡山土壤微生物的分布状况,采用平板涂布分离培养方法等,对高黎贡山海拔1000~3500 m不同土地类型土壤微生物的组成及其特性进行了研究.结果表明:高黎贡山微生物资源组成中,细菌所占比例最大(80%~99%),其次是放线菌,真菌最少,高山草甸(>3000m)主要由细菌组成.在海拔1800~2500m,常绿阔叶林发育良好,土壤微生物生长代谢旺盛,出现微生物数量最高值,土壤微生物活性强度随海拔降低而升高.经初步分离筛选,获得了蛋白酶产生菌、纤维素分解菌和固氮菌等土壤微生物功能菌.%The quantity and diversity of soil microbe were studied in different soil samples, which were collected from different soil types with the elevation ranging from 1000 ~ 3 500 meters to know the distribution of soil microorganism in Gaoligong mountain. The results showed that bacteria are the most, accounting for 80%~99%, actinomyces and fungi are less, high mountain grasslands 000 m) is mainly composed of bacteria. The highest values occurred at the elevation of 1800~2 500 meters for the better development of broad-leaved evergreen forests and vigorous growth metabolism of soil microorganisms. The activity of soil microorganisms increased with the elevation decreased. Protease-producing bacteria, cellulose decomposition bacteria and azotobacter were isolated and screened out from specimens.

  3. [Diverse morphological types of dormant cells and conditions for their formation in Azospirillum brasilense].

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    Muliukin, A L; Suzina, N E; Pogorelova, A Iu; Antoniuk, L P; Duda, V I; El'-Registan, G I

    2009-01-01

    Differences in generation of dormant forms (DF) were revealed between two strains of non-sporeforming gram-negative bacteria Azospirillum brasilense, Sp7 (non-endophytic) and Sp245 (endophytic strain). In post-stationary ageing bacterial cultures grown in a synthetic medium with a fivefold decreased initial nitrogen content, strain Sp7 formed two types of cyst-like resting cells (CRC). Strain Sp245 did not form such types of DF under the same conditions. CRC of the first type were formed in strain Sp245 only under phosphorus deficiency (C > P). The endophytic strain was also shown to form structurally differentiated cells under complete starvation, i.e. at a transfer of early stationary cultures, grown in the media with C > N unbalance, to saline solution (pH 7.2). These DF had a complex structure similar to that of azotobacter cysts. The CRC, which are generated by both azospirilla strains and belong to distinct morphological types, possessed the following major features: absence of division; specific ultrastructural organization; long-term maintenance of viability (for 4 months and more); higher heat resistance (50-60 degrees C, 10 min) as compared with vegetative cells, i.e. the important criteria for dormant prokaryotic forms. However, CRC of non-endophytic strain Sp7 had higher heat resistance (50, 55, 60 degrees C). The viability maintenance and the portion of heat-resistant cells depended on the conditions of maturation and storage of CRC populations. Long-term storage (for 4 months and more) of azospirilla DF populations at -20 degrees C was optimal for maintenance of their colony-forming ability (57% of the CFU number in stationary cultures), whereas the largest percentage of heat-resistant cells was in CRC suspensions incubated in a spent culture medium (but not in saline solution) at room temperature. The data on the intraspecies diversity of azospirilla DF demonstrate the relation between certain type DF formation to the type of interaction (non

  4. Effects of Effective Microbial Inoculants on Alfalfa Growth Character%苜蓿根际有益菌接种剂对苜蓿生长特性影响的研究

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    韩华雯; 孙丽娜; 姚拓; 张英; 王国基

    2013-01-01

    为探讨微生物肥源替代或部分替代化肥的应用潜力,利用前期从苜蓿(Medicago sativa L.)和小麦(Triticum aestivum L.)根际分离的3株溶磷菌(Bacillus sp.,Pseudomonas sp.和Azotobacter sp.)和1株根瘤菌(Sinorhizobium meliloti)研制苜蓿根际新型专用接种剂,并进行田间随机区组试验,测定其对苜蓿生长特性的影响.结果表明:单一菌种接种剂+半量磷肥对苜蓿的促生效果不及复合菌种接种剂+半量磷肥,与对照(全量磷肥)相比,复合菌种接种剂+半量磷肥处理对苜蓿的各项生长指标均有明显的促生效应,其中以复合接种剂+半量磷肥处理的效果最佳:苜蓿株高、叶绿素含量、叶茎比、干鲜比及产量分别较对照增加9.00%,51.98%,13.79%,19.57%,11.98%(第1茬)和8.26%,48.08%,16.87%,20.07%,20.95%(第2茬);单一菌种接种剂+半量磷肥处理的效果不及全量磷肥处理,但处理根瘤接种剂+半量磷肥效果较好.因此,推荐根瘤接种剂和Jm170+Jm92+ Lx191溶磷菌+根瘤菌复合接种剂为适用于苜蓿的最佳单一及复合菌株接种剂,研制的各接种剂质量达到农业部微生物肥料行业标准(NY227-94)的要求.%Maintenance of soil fertility is one of the more important requirements for sustainable agriculture in China because increasing chemical fertilizer use and highly productive systems has created environmental problems and resource overexploitation. In recent years, bio-fertilizers have emerged as an important component of the integrated nutrient supply system and show great promise to improve crop yields. The objective of this paper is to survey the possibility of applying bio-fertilizers to replace chemical fertilizers. Three phosphate-solubilizing bacteria strains (Bacillus sp. , Pseudomonas sp. and Azotobacter sp. ) and one rhi-zobium (Sinorhizobium meliloti) , isolated from alfalfa and wheat rhizosphere, were used to produce single and compound inoculants. A field

  5. Evaluation of the Effect of Seed Priming and Seedbed on Characteristic of Transplant Sweet Corn (Zea Mays L.

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    A Manzari-Tavakkoli

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available Introduction Corn (Zea mays L. is one of the main cereals in the tropical and temperate regions of the world. Sweet corn obtained from a genetic mutation on chromosome 4 locus SU conventional maize resulting accumulation of sugars and polysaccharides which are soluble in seed endosperm. Unlike other types of corn, sweet corn endosperm contains a lot of sugar to starch, which is called Amylodextrin and it is soluble in water. Producing healthy and uniform plants is one of the requirements of modern agriculture. Considering the unsuitable climatic condition in Iran (arid and semiarid transplantation is one of the requirements for sustainable agriculture particularly in sweet corn production with high water requirement where transplantation is able to save at least 2-3 times of irrigations. Therefore, producing high quality transplants is an important practice for successful seedling establishment. Hence, the objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of seed priming and substrate types on the characteristics of sweet corn transplants. Materials and Methods This experiment was conducted as factorial based on a completely randomized design with three replications. Treatments were three levels of seeds pretreatment: no priming (p1, hydropriming (p2 and biopriming (p3, and another factor was seedbeds types in seven levels including: vermicompost (b1, perlite (b2, cocopeat(b3, vermicompost+perlite(b4, vermicompost+ cocopeat (b5, perlite+ cocopeat (b6 and vermicompost+ cocopeat +perlite (b7. Biopriming using bioaminopalis biological fertilizer applied on the seeds for 24hours in a solution containing micro-organisms such azotobacter and Pseudomonas. Then the non-primed and the primed seeds were sown in the plastic pots and grown in a greenhouse with average temperature of 22-25° C. Samples were taken three weeks after planting. Results and Discussion Mean emergence time Emergence is shoot elongation and growth leading the shoots out of the

  6. Bionota: Bacterias promotoras de crecimiento de microalgas: una nueva aproximación en el tratamiento de aguas residuales Microalgae growth-promoting bacteria: A novel approach in wastewater treatment

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    Bashan Yoav

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    Full Text Available Las bacterias promotoras de crecimiento en plantas (PGPB del género Azospirillum son conocidas porque mejo­ran el crecimiento de numerosas cosechas agrícolas; sin embargo, el presente trabajo pretende extender el uso de estas bacterias a "bacterias promotoras de crecimiento de microalgas" (MPGB para aumentar la capacidad de las microalgas de eliminar nutrientes de aguas residuales. La inoculación deliberada de las microalgas Chlorella spp. con PGPB de origen terrestre no ha sido reportada con anterioridad, tal vez debido al origen diferente de estos dos microorganismos. Al inmovilizar de manera conjunta Chlorella vulgaris y Azospirillum brasilense Cd en esferas de alginato, se obtuvo como resultado un aumento significativo en varios parámetros de crecimiento de la microalga, como el peso fresco y seco, el número total de células, el tamaño de las colonias de microalgas dentro de la esfera, el número de organismos por colonia y la concentración de pigmentos. Además, aumenta­ron los lípidos y la variedad de ácidos grasos. La microalga combinada con la MGPB tiene una mayor capacidad de eliminar amonio y fósforo tanto en agua residual sintética como en agua residual doméstica. Actualmente se ha estado experimentando con otras PGPB (Flavobacterium sp. Azospirillum sp. y Azotobacter sp. para propósitos acuícolas; por ejemplo aumentar el crecimiento de fitoplancton utilizado en el cultivo de carpas y estabilizar cultivos masivos de microalgas marinas utilizadas como alimento para organismos marinos, todo esto con resul­tados promisorios. Si bien el efecto de las PGPB en microorganismos acuáticos aún no ha sido suficientemente explorado, proponemos que la co-inmovilización de microalgas y bacterias promotoras de crecimiento es un medio efectivo para aumentar la población microalgal y también su capacidad de limpiar aguas residuales. Palabras clave: PGPB; microalgas; biotratamiento de aguas residuales; co

  7. Effects of Wheat Straw Mulching Amount on the Quantity of Microorganisms in Different Tobacco Planting Soil%小麦秸秆覆盖量对不同植烟土壤微生物数量的影响

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    林云红; 查永丽; 毛昆明; 刘彦中

    2012-01-01

    Field experiment was conducted to study the effects of different mulching amount of wheat (the mulching a-mount being 0,250,500,750 kilogram per 667 squarer meter as 4 treatments) on the quantity of microorganisms in different tobacco planting soil. Result showed that the quantity of bacteria, actinomycetes and cellulose - decomposing bacteria in rhizosphere soil of the upland and paddy increased with the amount of mulching. And the quantities of them reached biggest in treatment with mulching amount of 750 kilogram per 667 squarer meter after harvest, and were respectively 53. 03% , 47. 08% , 75. 72% and 63. 79% , 30. 27% , 69. 08% higher than contrast. The quantity of bacteria in rhizosphere soil of the upland in treatments with different mulching amount were 1.81 ~ 2. 13 times higher than that without mulching, actinomycetes and cellulose - decomposing bacteria were respectivelyl. 08 ~ 1. 89 and 1. 49 ~4. 1 times higher. The quantity of azotobacter were most in treatments with mulching amount of 500 kilogram per 667 squarer meter , and were significantly higher than contrast. There were no effects on the quantity of fungi with straw mulching. The quantity of bacteria in rhizosphere soil of the paddy in treatments with different mulching amount werel. 87 ~2. 76 times higher than that without mulching, actinomycetes and cellulose -decomposing bacteria were respectively 1. 12 ~ 1. 43 and 1.3 ~3. 39 times higher . The quantity of fungi and azotobacter were most in treatments with mulching amount of 500 kilogram per 667 squarer meter,, and were 2. 24 and 1. 60 times higher than contrast.%采用田间小区试验,研究了小麦秸秆覆盖量(覆盖量为0、250、500、750 kg/(667 m2)等4个处理)对不同植烟土壤微生物数量的影响.结果表明:覆盖量越大,地烟和田烟根际土壤细菌、放线菌和纤维分解菌的数量越大,覆盖量为750 kg/(667m2)时,采收后,地烟和田烟土壤中细菌、放线菌和纤维分解菌的数

  8. Isolation and functional characterizations of spinach endogenous nitrogen-fixing bacteria%菠菜内生固氮菌的分离及其功能特性研究

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    王泽; 徐齐; 袁梅; 张磊; 高淼; 孙建光

    2015-01-01

    Endogenous nitrogen-fixing bacteria have positive functions of promoting growth, pathogen prevention and biological nitrogen fixation and occupy the plant tissue which is conductive to nutrient supply and suitable micro ecological environment. In this study, seven endogenous nitrogen-fixing bacteria were isolated from the root of spinach. Among the 7 diazotrophic bac-teria, five were identified as Pseudomonas and two belonged to Rhodococcus and Flavobacterium, respecitively. The nitroge-nase activities of strain Pseudomonas sp. BC-E6 and Pseudomonas sp. BC-E8 were ( 13. 19 ± 0. 32 ) and ( 12. 11 ± 0. 96 ) C2H4 nmol/(mg protein ·h), which was significantly higher (P<0. 01) than that of Azotobacter chroococcum ACCC11104. For Strain Pseudomonas sp. BC-E7, the nitrogenase activity was (8.42 ±0.03) C2H4 nmol/(mg protein ·h), production of indole acetic acid (IAA) was (59. 58 ± 4. 15) μg/mL, 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid (ACC) deaminase activity was (5. 067 ± 0. 376) μmol/(mg protein·h), and it had the capability to antagonize the growth of Rhizoctonia solani ACCC36124, Gibberella zeae ACCC362724, Sclerotinia sclerotiorum ACCC36084 and Sclerotinia sclerotiorum ACCC36905. Strain Pseudomonas sp. BC-E7 had been a multifunctional endogenous nitrogen-fixing bacterium, which should have good application prospect.%内生固氮菌具有促生、 病原菌的防治及生物固氮等作用, 并且占据着植物组织内有利于营养供应和微环境适宜的生态位, 是重要的微生物菌种资源. 从菠菜根内分离筛选优势内生固氮菌7 株, 其中假单胞菌属( Pseudomonas) 5株, 红球菌属 ( Rhodococcus) 和黄杆菌属 ( Flavobacterium) 各1株. 菌株Pseudomonas sp. BC-E6和Pseudomonas sp. BC-E8固氮酶活性较高, 分别为 (13. 19 ± 0. 32) 和 (12. 11 ± 0. 96) C2 H4 nmol/ ( mg pro-tein·h) , 与圆褐固氮菌 ( ACCC11103 ) 的固氮酶活性具有极显著性差异 ( P <0. 01 ); 菌株 Pseudomonas sp. BC-E7

  9. 信阳毛尖茶树根际微生物群落组成与茶叶质量的关系%Relationship between the Community Composition of Rhizosphere Microorganisms of Xinyang Maojian Tea Plant and Its Tea Quality

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    李福荣; 周强; 史峥贤; 王彩丽

    2009-01-01

    [目的] 探讨茶树根际微生物的群落组成与茶叶质量的关系,为研制茶树菌肥提供参考.[方法] 对从信阳市浉河区贤山茶场、浉河港茶场、罗山县城郊茶场采集的土样中的茶树根际微生物进行分离鉴定.[结果] 浉河港茶场土样中的细菌数量显著多于罗山县茶场和贤山茶场,其茶叶质量最为上乘.浉河港茶场土样中的真菌种类与数量多于罗山县茶场与贤山茶场,其放线菌种类与数量明显较少.罗山县茶场和贤山茶场土样中的细菌都分属于11个属,浉河港茶场土样中的细菌分属于14个属.固氮菌属、氮单胞菌属和假单胞菌属出现的频度最高,微球菌属、土壤单胞菌属和拜叶林克氏菌属出现的频度次之,肠杆菌属、葡萄球菌属出现的频度最低.[结论] 信阳毛尖的茶叶质量与茶树根际微生物关系密切.%[Objective] The study aimed to discuss the relationship between the community composition of rhizosphere microorganisms of tea plant and tea quality so as to provide reference for preparing baterial manure for tea plant. [Method] The rhizosphere microorganisms of tea plant in the soil samples collected from Xianshan tea farm and Shihegang tea farm of Shihe district, suburb tea farm of Luoshan County in Xinyang City were isolated and identified. [Result] The bacterial quantity in the soil samples of Shihegang tea farm was significantly more than that of the tea farm in Luoshan County and Xianshan tea farm, its tea quality was best. The species and quantity of fungi in the soil samples of Shihegang tea farm were more than that of the tea farm in Luoshan County and Xianshan tea farm and its species and quantity of antinomycetes were obviously less. Both the bacteria in the soil samples of the tea farm of Luoshan County and Xianshan tea farm belong to 11 genus and that of Shihegang tea farm belong to 14 genus. The frequencies of Azotobacter, Azomona and Pseudomonas were highest, that of

  10. 转Bt基因抗虫棉对土壤微生物群落生物多样性的影响%Effect of Transgenic Bt Cotton on Biodiversity of Soil Microbial Community.

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    李孝刚; 刘标; 徐文华; 曹伟; 方志翔; 刘蔸蔸; 贺昭和; 韩正敏

    2011-01-01

    设置非转基因抗虫棉棉田以及分别种植7和10 a转Bt基因抗虫棉的棉田3个处理,于2007--2008年棉花苗期、蕾期、花铃期和吐絮期采样测定了土壤中5个微生物种类的数量,以监测长期种植转Bt基因抗虫棉对土壤微生物群落生物多样性的影响.结果表明,3种类型棉田土壤细菌、真菌、固氮菌、反硝化细菌、亚硝化细菌数量以及微生物多样性指数在整个棉花生长期内变化趋势基本一致,其中,在棉花蕾期各种微生物数量达到高峰.与种植非转基因抗虫棉相比,不同种植年限转Bt基因抗虫棉对土壤细菌、真菌、固氮菌、反硝化细菌、亚硝化细菌数量和微生物多样性指数都无显著影响,但随着采样时间的不同,3种类型棉田土壤各类微生物数量和多样性指数都呈明显季节变化.%Transgenic Bt cotton has been released into the environment commercially for over 10 years in China,and its influence on soil microbes is an important part of biosafety research. To monitor impact of long-term cultivation of transgenic Bt cotton on diversity of soil microbial community, one cotton field where non-transgenic had been planted all along and other two cotton fields where transgenic Bt cotton had been planted for seven and ten years, respectively, were selected and soil samples were taken from these fields at four different cotton growth stages, namely, seedling, budding, bell forming and boll opening stage during 2007 and 2008. Results show that the populations of bacteria, fungi, azotobacter, denitrobacteria, nitrosobacteria and the diversity indices of microbes have a similar variation pattern during the cotton 8rowing period in three cotton fields and their populations peaked at the budding stage. There was no significant difference in population and diversity index of soil microbes between the two transgenic Bt cotton fields different in cultivation history, but significant seasonal variation of the

  11. Structure of a putative BenF-like porin from Pseudomonas fluorescens Pf-5 at 2.6 A resolution

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    Sampathkumar, P.; Swaminathan, S.; Lu, F.; Zhao, X.; Li, Z.; Gilmore, J.; Bain, K.; Rutter, M. E.; Gheyi, T.; Schwinn, D.; Bonanno, J. B.; Pieper, U.; Fajardo, J. E.; Fiser, A.; Almo, S. C.; Chance, M. R.; Baker, D.; Atwell, S.; Thompson, D. A.; Emtage, J. S.; Wasserman, S. R.; Sali, A.; Sauder, J. M.; Burley, S. K.

    2010-11-01

    Gram-negative bacteria typically overcome poor permeability of outer membranes through general porins like OmpF and OmpC, which form water-filled transmembrane pores permitting diffusion of hydrophilic molecules with no particular selectivity. Many bacteria lacking such general porins use substrate-specific porins to overcome growth-limiting conditions and facilitate selective transport of metabolites. Exclusive reliance on substrate-specific porins yields lower membrane permeability to small molecules (<600 Da) versus that seen for Escherichia coli. In Pseudomonads, transit of most small molecules across the cell membrane is thought to be mediated by substrate-specific channels of the OprD superfamily. This property explains, at least in part, the high incidence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa antibiotic resistance. High-throughput DNA sequencing of the P. aeruginosa chromosome revealed the presence of 19 genes encoding structurally related, substrate-specific porins (with 30-45% pairwise amino acid sequence identity) that mediate transmembrane passage of small, water-soluble compounds. The OprD superfamily encompasses the eponymous OprD subfamily, which includes 9 P. aeruginosa proteins that convey basic amino acids and carbapenem antibiotics, and the OpdK subfamily, which includes 11 P. aeruginosa proteins that convey aromatic acids and other small aromatic compounds. Genome sequencing of other gram-negative bacteria has revealed additional members of the OprD and OpdK subfamilies in various organisms, including other pseudomonads. Among the many bacteria in which OprD superfamily members have been identified are P. putida, P. fluorescens Pf-5, P. syringae, and Azotobacter vinelandii, all of which share closely related genes that encode the so-called BenF-like porins. In P. putida, benF is part of an operon involved in benzoate catabolism regulated by benR. Within this operon, benK, benE, and benF genes have been suggested to contribute toward either influx or efflux

  12. The Effect of Soil Fertilizers on Yield and Growth Traits of Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor

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    R Kamaei

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Introduction Since the use of chemical fertilizers causes environmental pollution and ecological damage, so application of biological fertilizers and selection the effective and compatible species in an special area, could be beneficial for sustainability of agroecosystems there. Nowadays, attention to the interrelation of plant-organism tended to interrelations between plant-organism-organism. Such nutritional relations, have ecological importance and important application in agriculture. The aim of this experiment was to evaluate the effect of chemical, organic and bio fertilizers on sorghum performance. Materials and Methods A field experiment was conducted in a randomized complete block design with three replications. The experimental treatments include three kinds of biofertilizers and their integrations and vermicompost and chemical fertilizer as follow: 1- mycorhhiza arbuscular (G.mosseae + vermicompost 2- mycorhhiza+ Nitroxine® (included bacteria Azospirillum sp. and Azotobacter sp. 3- mycorhhiza arbuscular+ Rhizobium (Rhizobium sp. 4-mycorhhiza arbuscular + Chemical fertilizer NPK 5- mycorhhiza arbuscular 6-control. Mycorhhiza and chemical fertilizer were mixed with soil at the depth of 30 cm before planting. Seeds were inoculated with bio fertilizers and dried at shadow. First irrigation applied immediately after planting. In order to improve seedling emergence second irrigation was performed after 4 days and other irrigation was applied at regular intervals of 10 days. Studied traits were: height and percentage of root colonization, specific root length, seed yield, number of seeds in panicle, thousands seeds weight. To determine the specific root length (root length in a certain volume of soil at the end of the growing season, plants in each plot were sampled. Then the length of root of each sample was determined. Results and Discussion The results showed that although the treatments did not affect the height of stem significantly

  13. Estimation of Corn Yield and Soil Nitrogen via Soil Electrical Conductivity Measurement Treated with Organic, Chemical and Biological Fertilizers

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    H. Khalilzade

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available Introduction Around the world maize is the second crop with the most cultivated areas and amount of production, so as the most important strategic crop, have a special situation in policies, decision making, resources and inputs allocation. On the other side, negative environmental consequences of intensive consumption of agrochemicals resulted to change view concerning food production. One of the most important visions is sustainable production of enough food plus attention to social, economic and environmental aspects. Many researchers stated that the first step to achieve this goal is optimization and improvement of resources use efficiencies. According to little knowledge on relation between soil electrical conductivity and yield of maize, beside the environmental concerns about nitrogen consumption and need to replace chemical nitrogen by ecological inputs, this study designed and aimed to evaluate agroecological characteristics of corn and some soil characteristics as affected by application of organic and biological fertilizers under field conditions. Materials and Methods In order to probing the possibility of grain yield and soil nitrogen estimation via measurement of soil properties, a field experiment was conducted during growing season 2010 at Research Station, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran. A randomized complete block design (RCBD with three replications was used. Treatments included: 1- manure (30 ton ha-1, 2-vermicompost (10 ton ha-1, 3- nitroxin (containing Azotobacter sp. and Azospirillum sp., inoculation was done according to Kennedy et al., 4- nitrogen as urea (400 kg ha-1 and 5- control (without fertilizer. Studied traits were soil pH, soil EC, soil respiration rate, N content of soil and maize yield. Soil respiration rate was measured using equation 1: CO2= (V0- V× N×22 Equation 1 In which V0 is the volume of consumed acid for control treatment titration, V is of the volume of consumed acid for sample treatment

  14. Biochemical Properties of Cysteine Desulfurase and Its Mechanism for the Desulfuration of L-Cysteine%半胱氨酸脱硫酶的生化特性及其脱硫作用机制

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    彭加平; 韦平和; 周锡樑

    2011-01-01

    半胱氨酸脱硫酶是一类依赖磷酸吡哆醛的酶,为同质二聚体,能催化L-半胱氨酸脱硫生成L-丙氨酸和硫.NifS首先在棕色固氮菌中发现,并被认为在固氮酶铁硫簇的形成中起重要作用.NifS同系物也存在于许多非固氮的原核及真核生物中,它们在分子质量、分光光度特性、底物选择性、氨基酸序列和生物学功能等方面非常相似.根据氨基酸序列的相似性,将NifS同系物分成二组,Ⅰ组包括NifS和IscS等,Ⅱ组包括CSD和CsdB等.半胱氨酸脱硫酶均具有保守的赖氨酸和半胱氨酸残基,前者与PLP形成Schiff碱,后者参与半胱氨酸过硫化物中间物形成.半胱氨酸脱硫酶的作用机理涉及半胱氨酸残基亲核攻击底物L-半胱氨酸上的巯基,形成与酶结合的半胱氨酸过硫化物中间物,该过硫化物中间物作为供硫体,参与生物素、硫胺素、钼碟呤以及铁硫簇、硫代核苷等含硫分子的生物合成.%Cysteine desulfurases are pyridoxal phosphate dependent homodimeric enzymes that catalyze the desulfuration of L-cyste-ine to yield L-alanine and free sulfur. The enzyme NifS was first identified in Azotobacter vinelandii, indicating that it might serve a general role in the formation of Fe-S clusters in nitrogenase. NifS homologs also occur in many nondiazotrophic prokaryotes and eukaryotes, and they are very similar in molecular weight, spectrophotometric property, substrate specificity, amino acid sequence, and function to the A. Vinelandii NifS. On the basis of sequence similarity relationships, the NifS homologs are divided into groups I and II. NifS and IscS are group I enzymes, whereas CSD and CsdB are members of group II. All cysteine desulfurases contain a conserved lysine that forms a Schiff base with the PLP cofactor in the resting state and a conserved catalytic cysteine involved in transient persulfide formation. The mechanism for desulfuration of L-cysteine catalyzed by cysteine

  15. Evaluation of Two Mycorrhiza Species and Nitroxin on Yield and Yield Components of Garlic (Allium sativum L. in an Ecological Agroecosystem

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    P Rezvani Moghaddam

    2016-02-01

    biofertilizers on different crops, information on the effects of these factors for many medicinal plants such as garlic is scarce; therefore, in this study the effects of mycorrhiza and biofertilizers on quantitative characteristics of garlic in a low input cropping system were studied. Materials and Methods In order to study the effects of two mycorrhiza species and nitroxin on yield and yield components of garlic (Allium sativum L., an experiment was conducted in a factorial arrangement based on a randomized completed block design with three replications in the growing seasons of 2010 at the experimental farm of College of Agriculture, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran. The experimental factors were all combination of two mycorrhiza species (Glomus mosseae, Glomus intraradices and control and also inoculation with and without nitroxin (include Azotobacter sp. and Azospirillum sp. as a biofertilizer. Results and Discussion The results showed that both two mycorrhiza species had superior effects on most of the study traits compared with control. Bulb weight per plant was significantly affected by mycorrhiza species. Glomus mosseae، and Glomus intraradices increased bulb weight per plant by 48 and 29 percent compared with control, respectively. Nitroxin had a significant effect on length and diameter of bulbs. Length and diameter of bulbs were increased by 13 and 8 percent using nitroxin compared with control, respectively. Interactive effects of mycorrhiza and nitroxin on all study traits also were significant. Interactive effects of study treatments showed that Glomus mosseae had better effect on most of study traits at with and without nitroxin treatments. On the other hand, nitroxin had synergistic effect on mycorrhiza treatments compared when these treatments were used without nitroxin. Highest (4306 kg ha-1 and lowest (1665 kg ha-1 economic yield (bulb yield were obtained from Glomus mosseae + Nitroxin and control (without mycorhiza and nitroxin, respectively. In

  16. EFFECTS OF PGPR AND ALFALFA ON SOIL BUILDING OF NEWLY-RECLAIMED LAND%复合型PGPR和苜蓿对新垦地土壤培肥效果研究

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    韩光; 张磊; 邱勤; 石杰; 胡正峰

    2011-01-01

    研究了利用根际有益微生物和豆科植物相结合培肥新垦地土壤的效果.试验采用裂区设计法研究了重庆北碚新垦坡耕地中性土壤上种植紫花苜蓿并接种根瘤菌和其他根际有益微生物(PGPR)(如联合固氮菌、解磷菌和解钾菌等)对土壤养分的影响.结果显示:接种根瘤菌+其他PGPR的处理对土壤有机质、全氮、全磷、全钾、有效磷和速效钾的提高均达到显著水平,较只接种根瘤菌的处理分别提高33.5%、22.7%、3.8%、11.5%、11.4%和22.3%,较不接种根瘤菌和PGPR的处理分别高42.2%、58.8%、8%、12.6%、37.2%和40.2%,接种根瘤菌+其他PGPR的效果优于只接种根瘤菌和不接种的.同时,上述处理对豆科植物苜蓿植株瘤重、株高、根鲜重、地上部鲜重以及植株全氮含量的提高均达到显著水平,比只接种根瘤菌的处理分别高44.5%、33.2%、77.3%、76.7%和17.7%.将苜蓿和相应的PGPR两者联合使用有更好的土壤改良效果,加速了新垦地贫瘠土壤的培肥过程.%Effect of planting legume crops and inoculation of Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR)and legumes on soil building in newly-reclaimed land was studied with a field experiment laid out in a newly-reclaimed slopeland in Beibei, Chongqing, China. The experiment field was divided into several plots, which were all planted with affaffa, but inoculated separately with nil, rhizobia or rhizobia + other PGPR (including associative azotobacters, P-releasing bacteria, and K-releasing bacteria). Results show that the incubation of rhizobium and PGPR in combination significantly increased organic matter, total N, total P and total K, available P and available K in the soil, by 33.5%, 22. 7%, 3.8% , 11.5%, 11.4% and 22.3%, respectively, over the incubation of rhizobia alone and by42.2%, 58.8% , 8%, 12.6% , 37.2% and 40.2%, respectively, over the treatment of no incubation. Furthermore, the treatment of

  17. Effect of Matching Astragalus sinicus L . with Rhizobium on Nodule Formation and Nitrogen Fixation%不同紫云英品种与根瘤菌匹配对结瘤固氮的影响

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    钟少杰; 林诚; 李文霞; 林新坚

    2014-01-01

    研究不同紫云英品种与根瘤菌匹配后对紫云英的结瘤固氮影响。结果表明:M 10根瘤菌种可分别显著提高8410441、闽紫6号、弋江籽的固氮酶活性、紫云英根瘤数、紫云英根瘤鲜重;ZL H2根瘤菌显著提高8410441紫云英地上部鲜重,ZK7根瘤菌提高闽紫1号紫云英全氮含量。从总固氮量来看, M10、XZ、ZLH2、ZK7、M3根瘤菌分别对提高闽紫6号、8324411、8410441、余江大叶、弋江籽品种的总固氮量效果最佳,其中以ZL H2对8410441的总固氮量最高。固氮酶活性与根瘤数呈极显著负相关,根瘤数与根瘤重呈极显著正相关,产量、全氮含量与总固氮量呈极显著正相关。通过多指标综合评价发现, ZL H2对闽紫6号、8410441的促生效果较好;M10对8324411和弋江籽的促生效果较好;ZK7对余江大叶的促生效果较好。%The research aimed on the effect of matching between varieties of Astragalus sinicus and strains of Rhizobium on forming root nodule of milk vetch .The results showed that :rhizobium M10 enhanced nitrogenase activity significantly in variety 8410441 ,Minzi 6 and Yijiang ,increased the number of root nodules and their fresh weight .Rhizobium ZLH2 increased fresh weight of plants for variety 8410441 remarkably and rhizobium ZK7 increased total nitrogen content of variety Minzi 1. The strains M10 ,XZ ,ZLH2 ,ZK7 and M3 exhibited improving effect in nitrogen fixation for varieties Minzi 6 ,8324411 ,8410441 ,Yujiang Daye ,and Yijiang ,respectively , especially in the best effect of ZLH2 .The nitrogenase activity of the azotobacter was negative correlation with the number of root nodules but increaseing nodule weight significantly ,while total fixation amount of nitrogen was correlative positively with milk vetch yield and nitrogen content .Over all ,strain ZLH2 was optimal in enhancing the growth of Minzi 6 and 8410441 ,strain M10 was good to 8324411 and Yijiang ,and strain ZK7 was to

  18. 人工纳米材料对植物-微生物影响的研究进展%Review of Researches on Inlfuences of Engineered Nanomaterials on Plant-microorganism

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    曹际玲; 冯有智; 林先贵

    2016-01-01

    ,they form a plant-microorganism ecosystem. In this review,influences of ENMs on plants and microorganisms in the ecosystem are summarized. First,mechanisms of the potential ecotoxicities of ENMs and their relationships with the special properties of ENMs were collated and then researches of influences of ENMs on plants,soil microorganisms and plant-microorganism ecosystems were expounded. The review reveals that ENMs may have some impacts,varying in degree,on plant and microbes,and degree of the impact is related to kind of ENMs and species of the object and could be divided into three categories, negative,positive and insignificant. Moreover,researches have found plants and microbes may have some potentials to affect bioavailability of ENMs,which may serve as feedback to the ecological effect of ENMs on the plant-microorganism ecosystem. Recent studies on actual plant-microbe ecosystems found that ENMs affected functioning of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and azotobacters and excretion of iron chelator from soil microbes in the plant rhizosphere,thus altering eco-effect of ENMs,which suggests that to deem plants and soil microbes as an entity in the research may help the researchers go further in depth in studies on eco-effects of ENMs. Finally,the review lists out problems existing in the current researches with their pathways and techniques and focal points as well in ongoing researches.

  19. 微生物生理群在猪粪秸秆高温堆肥碳氮转化中的作用%Function of microbial physiological group in carbon and nitrogen transformation during a swine manure-straw compost

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    刘学玲; 黄懿梅; 姜继韶; 黄华

    2012-01-01

    and played a significant role in the degradation of carbon and the increase of humics acid.During the period of 23 days,the humics acid concentration increased by 2.4%.Ammonifiers had the greatest amount during the period of 23 days and had a significant positive correlation with the concentrations of NH+4-N and NH3.They all increased at the high temperature period and decreased at the cooling stage of composting.The ammonifiers amount increasing rate at themophilic period was much higher than its reducing rate at the cooling period,while the NH+4-N contents showed the opposite trend and the NH+4-N concentration decreased by 74.1% during the composting.The amount of nitrifying bacteria and denitrifiers all had positive correlation with NO-3-N contents during the composting.The denitrifiers increased significantly at the cooling composting stage and its amount after cooling stage was 13 times higher than its at the initial stage.The NO-3-N concentration increased by 87.5% after composting.The reason of NO-3-N concentration increase might be partly explained by the relation with nrtirfication of denitrifiers.The azotobacter amounts increased 2.61 times during the composting,which had a significant increase in the cooling stage and it played an important role in the forming of org-N.

  20. Effects of Nano-Zinc oxide and Seed Inoculation by Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR on Yield, Yield Components and Grain Filling Period of Soybean (Glycine max L.

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    Full Text Available Introduction Utilizing biological fertilizer is a proper and cheap method for crop production. Potentially, soybean can be used as biological fertilizers and seed inoculation. Zinc is an essential element that have positive effects on plant growth and its development. Canola, sunflower, soybean and safflower are the main cultivated oilseeds in Iran. Soybean production in Iran is very low as compared to other countries. One of the most effective factor in increasing the soybean yield is seed inoculation with plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR and application of Zinc fertilizer. Some of the benefits provided by PGPR are the ability to produce gibberellic acid, cytokinins and ethylene, N2 fixation, solubilization of mineral phosphates and other nutrients (56. Numerous studies have shown a substantial increase in dry matter accumulation and seed yield following inoculation with PGPR. Seyed Sharifi (45 reported that seed inoculation with Azotobacter chroococcum strain 5 increased all of the growth indices such as total dry matter, crop growth rate and relative growth rate. Increasing and extending the role of biofertilizers such as Rhizobium can reduce the need for chemical fertilizers and decrease adverse environmental effects. Therefore, in the development and implementation of sustainable agricultural techniques, biofertilization has great importance in alleviating environmental pollution and deterioration of the nature. As a legume, soybean can obtain a significant portion (4-85% of its nitrogen requirement through symbiotic N2 fixation when grown in association with effective and compatible Rhizobium strains. Since there is little available information on nano-zinc oxide and seed inoculation by plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR on yield in the agro-ecological growing zones of Ardabil province of Iran. Therefore, this research was conducted to investigate the effects of nano-zinc oxide and seed inoculation with plant growth

  1. 木霉制剂改良滨海盐渍土台田生态效应%Ecological effect of Trichoderma agent on platform field soil improvement in saline coastal area

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    陈建爱; 段友臣; 郭峰; 杨武汉; 陈为京; 万书波

    2016-01-01

    azotobacters amounts increased by 170.95%, 82.68%, 152.17% and 471.93%, respectively, compared with those under CK. Beneficial properties to plants growth (e.g., soil compaction, ≥0.25 mm water stable aggregate, organic matter, microbial amount) of moderately saline coastal platform soils with Trichoderma agent (T1010) increased, respectively, by 1.53, 2.11, 3.20 and 28.33 times over that of flood land in coastal saline area. On the contrary, harmful property to plants growth, water soluble salts, reduced by 96.60%. Properties (such as soil compaction, porosity, moisture, contents of phosphorus and organic matter, and microbial amounts) of Trichoderma-amending moderately saline coastal soils were not significantly different from that of slightly saline coastal alkali soils. Reduced bulk density or increased porosity of moderately coastal saline platform fields with Trichoderma were close to that of the non-saline solar-greenhouse soils. Application of microbiological agents effectively improved soil properties of moderately saline coastal platform fields and ameliorated the ecological environment by enhancing soil aggregate structure, increasing soil nutrient and beneficial microorganisms amount.%生物改良滨海盐渍土是一种投资少、需时短、见效快、长期受益的环保生态型技术。通过田间试验将木霉制剂[活性成分为木霉分生孢子,1×107(CFU)·g-1]施用到滨海中度盐渍土台田(含盐量2.99 g·kg-1,砂壤土),对土壤改良台田试验区不同处理(施用木霉制剂和常规对照处理)及辅助试验区日光温室(含盐量0.98 g·kg-1,壤土)、滨海轻度盐渍土开垦田(含盐量1.75 g·kg-1,轻壤土)、滨海重度盐渍土河滩地(含盐量26.19 g·kg-1,砂壤土)的耕层土壤取样室内测定,探究木霉在滨海中度盐渍土台田施用的生态效应。滨海中度盐渍土台田木霉处理与对照处理相比,土壤紧实度提高177.04%,土壤水稳性团聚体数量(≥0.25 mm)提高265.78%,