Université de Neuchâtel

Bacterial farming by the fungus Morchella crassipes

Pion, Martin ; Spangenberg, Jorge E ; Simon, Anaele ; Bindschedler, Saskia ; Flury, Coralie ; Chatelain, Auriel ; Bshary, Redouan ; Job, Daniel ; Junier, Pilar

In: Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 2013, vol. 280, no. 1173, p. 20132242

The interactions between bacteria and fungi, the main actors of the soil microbiome, remain poorly studied. Here, we show that the saprotrophic and ectomycorrhizal soil fungus Morchella crassipes acts as a bacterial farmer of Pseudomonas putida, which serves as a model soil bacterium. Farming by M. crassipes consists of bacterial dispersal, bacterial rearing with fungal...

Université de Neuchâtel

Direct and indirect effect of the rhizobacteria 'Pseudomonas putida' KT2440 on maize plants

Planchamp, Chantal ; Mauch-Mani, Brigitte (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2013.

To protect themselves against biotic and abiotic stresses, plants have developed a broad range of defense mechanisms that are constitutively present or that can be induced in response to a stress. Such induced defense can be the result of a resistance elicitation by non-pathogenic organisms that are present in soil and is then called induced systemic resistance (ISR). ISR confers plant resistance...