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Title (Primary) Opposite sides of Pantoea agglomerans and its associated commercial outlook
Author Sturion Lorenzi, A.; Bonatelli, M.L.; Ahii Chia, M.; Peressim, L.; Quecine, M.C.
Journal Microorganisms
Year 2022
Department UMB
Volume 10
Issue 10
Page From art. 2072
Language englisch
Topic T7 Bioeconomy
Keywords bioprospection; bacterial biofertilizer; commercial outlook; biological risks; antimicrobial activity; genomic analysis
Abstract Multifaceted microorganisms such as the bacterium Pantoea colonize a wide range of habitats and can exhibit both beneficial and harmful behaviors, which provide new insights into microbial ecology. In the agricultural context, several strains of Pantoea spp. can promote plant growth through direct or indirect mechanisms. Members of this genus contribute to plant growth mainly by increasing the supply of nitrogen, solubilizing ammonia and inorganic phosphate, and producing phytohormones (e.g., auxins). Several other studies have shown the potential of strains of Pantoea spp. to induce systemic resistance and protection against pests and pathogenic microorganisms in cultivated plants. Strains of the species Pantoea agglomerans deserve attention as a pest and phytopathogen control agent. Several of them also possess a biotechnological potential for therapeutic purposes (e.g., immunomodulators) and are implicated in human infections. Thus, the differentiation between the harmful and beneficial strains of P. agglomerans is mandatory to apply this bacterium safely as a biofertilizer or biocontroller. This review specifically evaluates the potential of the strain-associated features of P. agglomerans for bioprospecting and agricultural applications through its biological versatility as well as clarifying its potential animal and human health risks from a genomic point of view.
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Sturion Lorenzi, A., Bonatelli, M.L., Ahii Chia, M., Peressim, L., Quecine, M.C. (2022):
Opposite sides of Pantoea agglomerans and its associated commercial outlook
Microorganisms 10 (10), art. 2072