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Title (Primary) Rhizome-associated bacterial communities of healthy and declining reed stands in Lake Velencei, Hungary
Author Micsinai, A.; Borsodi, A.K.; Csengeri, V.; Horváth, A.; Oravecz, O.; Nikolausz, M.; Reskóné, M.N.; Márialigeti, K.;
Journal Hydrobiologia
Year 2003
Department UBT;
Volume 506
Issue 1-3
Language englisch;

Lake Velencei is a shallow soda lake with extensive reed coverage. In this study, the bacterial communities of reed (Phraginites australis (Cav.) Trin. ex Steudel) rhizomes from healthy and declining stands were compared. Inner and outer rhizome surfaces were sampled. Samples were plated and isolated in September 1998 and June 1999. Phenotypic data of 371 bacterial strains were used for cluster analysis. Identification of phena was based on partial 16S rDNA sequence analysis of representative strains. Healthy reed stand rhizomes in fall 1998 were dominantly colonised by facultatively fermentative organisms, like Erwinia billingiae, Aeromonas sobria, Pantoea agglomerans, and Pseudomonas azotoformans. In the June 1999 sample, mainly Kocuria rosea and various Bacillus spp. dominated. In declining stands of September 1998, a saprotrophic community was found: Acinetobacter spp., Aeromonas hydrophila, Curtobacterium luteum, Agrobacterium vitis, and two further groups representing presumably new taxa. In June 1999, reed rhizomes were colonised by Kocuria rosea, but Dietzia maris and Bacillus cohnii could be isolated as well. Healthy and declining reed stand rhizomes can be distinguished based on the culturable bacterial community. No obligately plant pathogenic bacteria were found, however the possibility of a local, opportunistic bacterial invasion can not be ruled out (e.g. Curtobacterium). The presence of potentially beneficial bacterial species was demonstrated in the healthy reed rhizome rhizosphere (e.g. Pseudomonas azotoformans, Pantoea agglomerans).

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Micsinai, A., Borsodi, A.K., Csengeri, V., Horváth, A., Oravecz, O., Nikolausz, M., Reskóné, M.N., Márialigeti, K. (2003):
Rhizome-associated bacterial communities of healthy and declining reed stands in Lake Velencei, Hungary
Hydrobiologia 506 (1-3), 707 - 713