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Bernard Goffinet and Ricardo Rozzi and Lily Lewis and William Buck and Francisca Massardo University of North Texas Press PDF



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15 The Rhizosphere Microbial Community and Methods of its Analysis

Singh, H.B.; Sarma, B.K.; Keswani, C. CABI PDF


The Rhizosphere Microbial Community and Methods of its Analysis

Mukesh Meena,* Manish Kumar Dubey, Prashant Swapnil, Andleeb Zehra,

Shalini Singh, Punam Kumari and R.S. Upadhyay

Department of Botany, Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

15.1 Introduction

The rhizosphere is the narrow zone of soil surrounding a root wherein the biological, chemical and physical parameters of soil are influenced by the living plant root. The rhizosphere supports a favourable environment for the multiplication of diverse, microbial population, which has a significant role in the organic matter transformation and biogeochemical cycles of the essential nutrients of plant (Bisen et al., 2015; Lagos et al., 2015;

Keswani et al., 2016a, b). The components of root exudates act as chemotactic attractants for microbes, where they flourish in a carbon-rich environment (Lugtenberg and

Kamilova, 2009; Philippot et al., 2013).

The rhizosphere of actively growing plants and their root exudates play an important role in plant–microbe interaction (Badri and Vivanco, 2009). Various compounds of root exudation are sugars, organic acid anions and amino acids which are released within proximity of the roots, provide nutrients and support to numerous microorganisms for their robust growth and activity (Mendes et al., 2013). The rhizosphere microbiota includes bacteria, fungi, nematodes, viruses, protozoa, and algae inhabiting the rhizosphere

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9. Beaches of Louisiana

Richard A. Davis Texas A&M University Press ePub

Beaches of Louisiana

THE beaches of Louisiana are probably the least attractive and least visited on the entire Gulf Coast. This is primarily the result of the Mississippi River and delta dominating the coast of this state, and the fact that only one barrier island, Grand Isle, is accessible by vehicle. There are several kilometers of mainland beaches that are fairly popular.

The river system produces a huge volume of fine sediment that dominates the coast. Much of this fine sediment remains suspended as it leaves its distributary channels, producing muddy water that is not attractive to tourists but is very important for the community of organisms that lives along this coast. The bulk of the sediment discharged by this fluvial system either remains in the Louisiana coastal zone or is transported westward. Some moves offshore and is deposited on the Mississippi Fan in deep water.

The beaches in Louisiana are limited to narrow, low barrier islands formed by reworking of abandoned lobes of the delta and to the low-lying chenier plain of the western portion of the state. In both settings the sand that composes the barriers and their contained beaches is perched on thick mud. As a result, the sand is sinking. The rapid rate of sea-level rise along this coast is causing a problem for the long-term existence of the barriers, and the size and elevation of the barriers make them very vulnerable. In fact, they are eroding rapidly and are regularly washed over by storms that spread the sand landward. Several attempts have been made to halt or reduce this erosion. Unfortunately, the future of these barriers, and therefore the beaches, is not very promising.

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In order to study microbial mutants, one must be able to detect them readily, even when there are few, and then efficiently isolate them from the parent organism and other mutants. Some techniques used in mutant detection, selection and isolation.


When collecting mutant of a particular organism, one must know the normal or wild type characteristics so as to recognize an altered phenotype. Usually, mutation are rare, about one per 107 to 1011 cells, therefore, it is necessary to have a very sensitive direction system and one has to look at perhaps thousands to millions of colonies or clones. Mutation detection systems in bacteria and other haploid organism are straight forward, because any new allele should be seen immediately, if it is a recessive mutation.

Sometimes detection of mutants is direct of albino mutants of a normally pigmented bacterium are being studied, detection simply requires visual observation of colony colour.

Other direct detection systems are more complex, for example, the replicate plating technique is used to detect auxotrophic mutants. It distinguish between mutants and the wild type strain based on their ability to grow in the absence for a particular biosynthetic end product.

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