Periódicos Brasileiros em Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

Specific plant induced biofilm formation in Methylobacterium species

B Rossetto, PriscillaN Dourado, ManuellaC Quecine, MariaD Andreote, FernandoL Araújo, WelingtonL Azevedo, JoãoA Pizzirani-Kleiner, Aline

Two endophytic strains of Methylobacterium spp. were used to evaluate biofilm formation on sugarcane roots and on inert wooden sticks. Results show that biofilm formation is variable and that plant surface and possibly root exudates have a role in Methylobacterium spp. host recognition, biofilm formation and successful colonization as endophytes.

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