Vasantharajan, VN and Bhat, JV (1968) Interrelations of micro-organisms and mulberry III. The beneficial influence of certain heterotrophs on the nitrifiers in rhizosphere. In: Plant and Soil, 29 (1). pp. 156-169.
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Evidence has been presented to show that the autotrophic nitrifying organisms get stimulated in the mulberry rhizosphere. Three species of Pseudomonas, one each of Achromobacter and Bacillus capable of degrading methionine were shown to be stimulated in the rhizosphere. These bacteria were capable of reversing the inhibitory effect of methionine on soil nitrification. Two of them were able to form nitrite from methionine. The possibility that the increased nitrifying activity in the mulberry rhizosphere in the presence of methionine found in mulberry root exudations was the result of the activity of these organisms was suggested.
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|Department/Centre:||Division of Biological Sciences > Microbiology & Cell Biology|
|Date Deposited:||14 May 2010 07:24|
|Last Modified:||08 Jul 2011 07:19|
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