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- Huang, Qiwei, et al. Show all 5 Authors
- European journal of soil biology 2011 v.47 no.6 pp. 374-379
- swarming; host range; Paenibacillus polymyxa; rhizosphere; watermelons; biological control agents; bacteria; root exudates; malic acid; in vitro studies; citric acid; tricarboxylic acid cycle; oxalic acid; roots; chemotaxis
- ... Paenibacillus polymyxa can serve as a biocontrol agent with a broad host range, but knowledge of the possible contribution of root exudates to its colonization of the rhizosphere remains limited. In this experiment, we identified several organic acids in the root exudates of watermelon. Chemotaxis and swarming assays were performed to investigate the ability of these organic acids to induce the mo ...