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Title: Plasmid borne gene of Bacillus pumillus MTCC 7615 responsible for fungal antagonism towards Rhizoctonia solani
Authors: Padaria, Jasdeep Chatrath
Kapoor, Vikram
Keywords: Bacillus pumillus MTCC7615
Rhizoctonia solani
Tn5 mutant
Issue Date: Jul-2011
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: A bacterial isolate, Bacillus pumillus MTCC7615, obtained from rice field was characterized as antagonistic against the fungal pathogen, Rhizoctonia solani, under in vitro conditions in previous studies in the lab. The present study aims at using the IPCR approach for identification of B. pumillus MTCC7615 gene(s) responsible for antagonism towards the fungal pathogen, R. solani, by analysis of its mutant B. pumillus A1a. B. pumillus MTCC7615 may be harbouring more than one biocontrol gene on genomic and/or plasmid DNA. The sequence data of the identified plasmid-borne gene (GenBank, NCBI accession GU126748.1) showed extensive homology with conserved hypothetical protein of Selenomonas flueggei and other related bacteria. There is a need for understanding the molecular mechanism of the biological control approach (BCA) to develop transgenics that are resistant to various biotic stresses.
Description: 316-320
ISSN: 0975-0967 (Online); 0972-5849 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJBT Vol.10(3) [July 2011]

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