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Palmqvist, Martin, 2012. Biotic priming of growth and stress tolerance in cereals. Second cycle, A2E. Uppsala: SLU, Dept. of Plant Biology and Forest Genetics (until 131231)



Instead of using chemical pesticides for plant protection there is the possibility to activate plants´ innate immunity defense against pests and diseases using bacteria. Many bacteria have been tested for their priming potential while not much research has assessed the priming effect against abiotic stress factors. In this investigation four bacterial strains of Bacillus amyloliquefaciens namely FZB42, 5113, 5033 and 5036 were tested and evaluated under cold stress (-4°C) conditions. The strains 5033, FZB42 and 5113 showed a statistically significant difference in chlorophyll content after cold stress treatment. The possibility of increased targeting with the nano material titanium dioxide (TiO₂) was also tested. TiO₂ treatment increased bacterial spore germination on LB-agar plates.

Main title:Biotic priming of growth and stress tolerance in cereals
Authors:Palmqvist, Martin
Supervisor:Meijer, Johan
Examiner:Kvarnheden, Anders
Series:Examensarbete / Institutionen för växtbiologi och skogsgenetik, SLU
Volume/Sequential designation:109
Year of Publication:2012
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A2E
Student's programme affiliation:NM008 Plant Biology - Master's Programme 120 HEC
Supervising department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Plant Biology and Forest Genetics (until 131231)
Keywords:Biocontrol, crop plant, priming, stress tolerance, wheat, nano material, Bacillus amyloliquefaciens
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Subject. Use of subject categories until 2023-04-30.:Agricultural research
Plant physiology - Growth and development
Pests of plants
Life sciences
Deposited On:16 Feb 2012 11:30
Metadata Last Modified:20 Apr 2012 14:24

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