The association of Burkholderia pseudomallei with plants and mycorrhizal fungi

Levy, Avram, and Baker, Anthony (2012) The association of Burkholderia pseudomallei with plants and mycorrhizal fungi. In: Ketheesan, Natkunam, (ed.) Melioidosis: a century of observation and research. Elsevier, The Netherlands, pp. 365-370.

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Burkholderia pseudomallei share their habitat with the dominant rhizosphere eukaryotes, namely plants and fungi. Other Burkholderia species vary in their relationships with plants. The genus inc1udes pathogens and symbionts which colonise and invade plant tissues. Burkholderia pseudomallei can be isolatèd from the rhizosphere of diverse plants, and its distribution has been linked to that of plants. B. pseudomallei adheres to and colonises external surfaces of plants and fungi in vitro. Penetration of B. pseudomallei into fungal ceUs also occurs in vitro, and fungal spores isolated from soils yield B. pseudomallei DNA. Recently, B. pseudomallei has also been isolated from plant tissues and identified within plant roots. However, little is understood of the specifie niche B. pseudomallei occupies within the rhizosphere, the nature of its interaction with plants and fungi, and the implications of these interactions for persistence, proliferation and dispersal of B. pseudomallei in the environment. © 2012 Elsevier B.Y. AU rights reserved.

Item ID: 26526
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-0-444-53479-8
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2013 04:08
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1108 Medical Microbiology > 110801 Medical Bacteriology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920109 Infectious Diseases @ 100%
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