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Linking comparative genomics of nine potato-associated pseudomonas isolates with their differing biocontrol potential against late blight

Vrieze, Mout De ; Varadarajan, Adithi R. ; Schneeberger, Kerstin ; Bailly, Aurélien ; Rohr, Rudolf P. ; Ahrens, Christian H. ; Weisskopf, Laure

In: Frontiers in Microbiology, 2020, vol. 11, p. 857

For plants, the advantages of associating with beneficial bacteria include plant growth promotion, reduction of abiotic and biotic stresses and enhanced protection against various pests and diseases. Beneficial bacteria rightly equipped for successful plant colonization and showing antagonistic activity toward plant pathogens seem to be actively recruited by plants. To gain more insights into...

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Endophytes and epiphytes from the grapevine leaf microbiome as potential biocontrol agents against phytopathogens

Bruisson, Sébastien ; Zufferey, Mónica ; L’Haridon, Floriane ; Trutmann, Eva ; Anand, Abhishek ; Dutartre, Agnès ; Vrieze, Mout De ; Weisskopf, Laure

In: Frontiers in Microbiology, 2019, vol. 10, p. -

Plants harbor diverse microbial communities that colonize both below-ground and above-ground organs. Some bacterial members of these rhizosphere and phyllosphere microbial communities have been shown to contribute to plant defenses against pathogens. In this study, we characterize the pathogen-inhibiting potential of 78 bacterial isolates retrieved from endophytic and epiphytic communities...

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Microbial life in the grapevine: what can we expect from the leaf microbiome?

Vionnet, Léo ; Vrieze, Mout De ; Dutartre, Agnès ; Gfeller, Aurélie ; Lüthi, Angelika ; L’Haridon, Floriane ; Weisskopf, Laure

In: OENO One, 2018, vol. 52, no. 3, p. 219–224

Recent studies have shown that plants harbor complex bacterial communities, the so- called “microbiome”. We are only beginning to unravel the origin of these bacterial plant inhabitants, their community structure and their roles, which, in analogy to the gut microbiome, are likely to be of essential nature. The aim of this work was to analyze the abundance and diversity of the cultivable...

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Combining different potato-associated pseudomonas strains for improved biocontrol of Phytophthora infestans

Vrieze, Mout De ; Germanier, Fanny ; Vuille, Nicolas ; Weisskopf, Laure

In: Frontiers in Microbiology, 2018, vol. 9, p. -

Late blight caused by Phytophthora infestans is considered as the most devastating disease of potato and is a re-emerging problem worldwide. Current late blight control practices rely mostly on synthetic fungicides or copper-based products, but growing awareness of the negative impact of these compounds on the environment has led to the search for alternative control measures. A collection of...