Effect of Inoculation with Anaerobic Nitrogen-Fixing Consortium on Salt Tolerance of Miscanthus sinensis

Bin Ye, Asami Saito, Kiwamu Minamisawa

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Abstract

A functional community of bacterial endophytes, an anaerobic nitrogen-fixing consortium (ANFICO), was previously isolated from grasses. In the present study, we investigated another function of ANFICO. The grass Miscanthus sinensis was inoculated with an ANFICO that included Clostridium sp. Kas201-1 and Enterobacter sp. B901-2 and was more tolerant to salinity stress than uninoculated or B901-2-inoculated plants. Microscopic observations using an immunostaining technique revealed the presence of endophytic colonization by the clostridia and the maintenance of a substantial clostridial population until the end of plant cultivation. We conclude that endophytic Clostridium sp. Kas201-1 accompanying Enterobacter sp. B901-2 enhances the salinity tolerance of the host plant.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)243-249
Number of pages7
JournalSoil Science and Plant Nutrition
Volume51
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Apr 1

Keywords

  • Anaerobic nitrogen-fixing consortium (ANFICO)
  • Clostridium
  • Endophyte
  • Salinity stress
  • Salt tolerance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Soil Science
  • Plant Science

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