Université de Neuchâtel

Genome Sequence of Kosakonia radicincitans Strain YD4, a Plant Growth-Promoting Rhizobacterium Isolated from Yerba Mate (Ilex paraguariensis St. Hill.)

Bergottini, Veronica M ; Filippidou, Sevasti ; Junier, Thomas ; Johnson, Shannon ; Chain, Patrick S ; Otegui, Monica B ; Zapata, Pedro D ; Junier, Pilar

In: Genome Announcements, 2015, vol. 3, no. 2, p. e00239-15

Kosakonia radicincitans strain YD4 is a rhizospheric isolate from yerba mate (Ilex paraguariensis St. Hill.) with plant growth-promoting effects on this crop. Genes involved in different plant growth-promoting activities are present in this genome, suggesting its potential as a bioinoculant for yerba mate.

Université de Neuchâtel

Bio-inoculation of yerba mate seedlings (Ilex paraguariensis St. Hill.) with native plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria : a sustainable alternative to improve crop yield

Bergottini, Veronica M ; Otegui, M. B ; Sosa, D. A ; Zapata, P. D ; Mulot, Matthieu ; Rebord, Maxime ; Zopfi, Jakob ; Wiss, F ; Benrey, Betty ; Junier, Pilar

In: Biology and fertility of soils, 2015, vol. 51, no. 6, p. 749-755

In this study, the role of native plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) as bio-inoculants was assessed as an alternative to ameliorate Ilex paraguariensis St. Hill. growth in nursery comparing poorer (soil) versus richer (compost) substrates. Twelve rhizospheric strains isolated from yerba mate plantations were evaluated in vitro for their potential as PGPRs. Three isolates,...

Université de Neuchâtel

Assessing the role of native plant growth-promoting Rhizobacteria as bio-inoculants for Yerba Mate ("Ilex paraguariensis")

Bergottini, Veronica M ; Junier, Pilar (Dir.) ; Benrey, Betty (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2015.

The accelerated process of soil degradation due to long-term inadequate agricultural practices in Misiones, the major productive region of Yerba Mate (Ilex paraguariensis St. Hill.) in Argentina, has led to an urgent need for research and development of more sustainable agricultural practices. Yerba Mate is an emblematic crop in southern South America due to its leaves are used to prepare...