Eurasian Journal of Soil Science

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DOI: 10.18393/ejss.556780
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Field suppression of Fusarium wilt and microbial population Shifts in tomato rhizosphere following soil treatment with two selected endophytic bacteria

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Aydi Ben Abdallah,R., Jabnoun-Khiareddine,H., Nefzi,A., Ayed,F., Daami-Remadi,M., 2019. Field suppression of Fusarium wilt and microbial population Shifts in tomato rhizosphere following soil treatment with two selected endophytic bacteria. Eurasian J Soil Sci 8(3):208-220. DOI : 10.18393/ejss.556780
Aydi Ben Abdallah,R.,Jabnoun-Khiareddine,H.Nefzi,A.Ayed,F.,& Daami-Remadi,M. Field suppression of Fusarium wilt and microbial population Shifts in tomato rhizosphere following soil treatment with two selected endophytic bacteria Eurasian Journal of Soil Science, 8(3):208-220. DOI : 10.18393/ejss.556780
Aydi Ben Abdallah,R.,Jabnoun-Khiareddine,H.Nefzi,A.Ayed,F., and ,Daami-Remadi,M."Field suppression of Fusarium wilt and microbial population Shifts in tomato rhizosphere following soil treatment with two selected endophytic bacteria" Eurasian Journal of Soil Science, 8.3 (2019):208-220. DOI : 10.18393/ejss.556780
Aydi Ben Abdallah,R.,Jabnoun-Khiareddine,H.Nefzi,A.Ayed,F., and ,Daami-Remadi,M. "Field suppression of Fusarium wilt and microbial population Shifts in tomato rhizosphere following soil treatment with two selected endophytic bacteria" Eurasian Journal of Soil Science,8(Jun 2019):208-220 DOI : 10.18393/ejss.556780
R,Aydi Ben Abdallah.H,Jabnoun-Khiareddine.A,Nefzi.F,Ayed.M,Daami-Remadi "Field suppression of Fusarium wilt and microbial population Shifts in tomato rhizosphere following soil treatment with two selected endophytic bacteria" Eurasian J. Soil Sci, vol.8, no.3, pp.208-220 (Jun 2019), DOI : 10.18393/ejss.556780
Aydi Ben Abdallah,Rania ;Jabnoun-Khiareddine,Hayfa ;Nefzi,Ahlem ;Ayed,Fakher ;Daami-Remadi,Mejda Field suppression of Fusarium wilt and microbial population Shifts in tomato rhizosphere following soil treatment with two selected endophytic bacteria. Eurasian Journal of Soil Science, (2019),8.3:208-220. DOI : 10.18393/ejss.556780

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Aydi Ben Abdallah, R., Jabnoun-Khiareddine, H., Nefzi, A., Ayed, F., Daami-Remadi, M., 2019. Field suppression of Fusarium wilt and microbial population Shifts in tomato rhizosphere following soil treatment with two selected endophytic bacteria. Eurasian J. Soil Sci. 8(3): 208-220. DOI : 10.18393/ejss.556780

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Rania Aydi Ben Abdallah , Regional Research Centre on Horticulture and Organic Agriculture, University of Sousse, Chott-Mariem, Tunisia
Hayfa Jabnoun-Khiareddine , Regional Research Centre on Horticulture and Organic Agriculture, University of Sousse, Chott-Mariem, Tunisia
Ahlem Nefzi , Regional Research Centre on Horticulture and Organic Agriculture, University of Sousse, Chott-Mariem, Tunisia
Fakher Ayed , Regional Research Centre on Horticulture and Organic Agriculture, University of Sousse, Chott-Mariem, Tunisia
Mejda Daami-Remadi , Regional Research Centre on Horticulture and Organic Agriculture, University of Sousse, Chott-Mariem, Tunisia

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Article first published online : 22 Apr 2019
Manuscript Accepted : 16 Apr 2019
Manuscript Received: 01 Oct 2018
DOI: 10.18393/ejss.556780
Stable URL: http://ejss.fesss.org/10.18393/ejss.556780

Abstract

Two endophytic bacteria, Bacillus subtilis SV41 (KR818071) and B. amyloliquefaciens subsp. plantarum SV65 (KR818073), were assessed under field conditions for their capacity to control tomato Fusarium wilt in tomato and their effects on soil microbial activity. Six months after planting, Fusarium wilt severity, estimated through the vascular browning extent in tomato stems, was significantly reduced by 82.3 and 88.2% compared to control following bacterial treatments. The frequency of F.oxysporum re-isolation from roots, collars and stems was also significantly lowered in treated plants compared to controls. These effects were associated with a significant improvement, by 10.6 to 16.3%over control, in plant height and root fresh weight and an increase in fruit production by 8.4-12.5%. As for microbial activity, F. oxysporum population in the rhizosphere of tomato plants treated with B. subtilis SV41 and B. amyloliquefaciens subsp. plantarum SV65 was reduced by 87.5-91.7%compared to the initial soil (sampled before planting) and by 88.4-92.3% relative to the rhizospheric soil of untreated plants (control soil). A significant enhancement in the total culturable bacterial community was also noted in the rhizosphere of tomato plants treated with both strains compared to initial and control soils where a significant enrichment in Pseudomonas and actinobacteria community was recorded.

Keywords

Endophytic bacteria, Fusarium wilt, growth-promoting, microbial community, soil, tomato.

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Abstract

Two endophytic bacteria, Bacillus subtilis SV41 (KR818071) and B. amyloliquefaciens subsp. plantarum SV65 (KR818073), were assessed under field conditions for their capacity to control tomato Fusarium wilt in tomato and their effects on soil microbial activity. Six months after planting, Fusarium wilt severity, estimated through the vascular browning extent in tomato stems, was significantly reduced by 82.3 and 88.2% compared to control following bacterial treatments. The frequency of F.oxysporum re-isolation from roots, collars and stems was also significantly lowered in treated plants compared to controls. These effects were associated with a significant improvement, by 10.6 to 16.3%over control, in plant height and root fresh weight and an increase in fruit production by 8.4-12.5%. As for microbial activity, F. oxysporum population in the rhizosphere of tomato plants treated with B. subtilis SV41 and B. amyloliquefaciens subsp. plantarum SV65 was reduced by 87.5-91.7%compared to the initial soil (sampled before planting) and by 88.4-92.3% relative to the rhizospheric soil of untreated plants (control soil). A significant enhancement in the total culturable bacterial community was also noted in the rhizosphere of tomato plants treated with both strains compared to initial and control soils where a significant enrichment in Pseudomonas and actinobacteria community was recorded.

Keywords: Endophytic bacteria, Fusarium wilt, growth-promoting, microbial community, soil, tomato.

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Aydi Ben Abdallah, R., Jabnoun-Khiareddine, H., Nefzi, A., Mokni-Tlili, S., Daami-Remadi, M., 2016b. Endophytic bacteria from Datura metel for plant growth promotion and bioprotection against Fusarium wilt in tomato. Biocontrol Science and Technology 26(8): 1139-1165.

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Compant, S., Reiter, B., Sessitsch, A., Nowak, J., Clément, C., Ait Barka, E., 2005. Endophytic colonization of Vitis vinifera L. by plant growth-promoting bacterium Burkholderia sp. strain PsJN. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 71: 1685-1693.

Daami-Remadi, M., Souissi, A., Ben Oun, H., Mansour, M., Nasraoui, B., 2009. Salinity effects on Fusarium wilt severity and tomato growth. Dynamic Soil, Dynamic Plant 3: 61-69.

Dalal, J., Kulkarni, N., 2013. Antagonistic and plant growth promoting potentials of indigenous endophytic bacteria of soybean (Glycine max (L) Merril). Current Research in Microbiology and Biotechnology 1(2): 62-69.

Domenech, J., Reddy, M.S., Kloepper, J.W., Ramos, B., Gutierrez-Maňero, J., 2005. Combined application of the biological product LS213 with Bacillus, Pseudomonas or Chryseobacterium for growth promotion and biological control of soil-borne diseases in pepper and tomato. BioControl 51:245-258.

Dong, H., Cohen, Y., 2002. Induced resistance in cotton seedlings against Fusarium wilt by dried biomass of Penicillium chrysogenum and its water extract. Phtoparasitica 30(1): 77-87.

Dubey, R.K., Tripathi, V., Dubey, P.K., Singh, H.B., Abhilash, P.C., 2016. Exploring rhizospheric interactions for agricultural sustainability: the need of integrative research on multi-trophic interactions. Journal of Cleaner Production 115: 362-365.

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Hallmann, J., Quadt-Hallmann, A., Mahaffee, W.F., Kloepper, J.W., 1997. Bacterial endophytes in agricultural crops. Canadian Journal of Microbiology 43(10): 895-914.

Hwang, B.K., Ahn, S.J., Moon, S.S., 1994. Production, purification, and antifungal activity of the antibiotic nucleoside, tubercidin, produced by Streptomyces violaceoniger. Canadian Journal of Botany 72(4): 480-485.

Idris, H.A., Labushagne, N., Korsten, L., 2007. Screening rhizobacteria for biological control of Fusarium root and crown rot of sorghum in Ethiopia. Biological Control 40(1): 97-106.

Kalai-Grami, L., Saidi, S., Bachkouel, S., Ben Slimene, I., Mnari-Hattab, M., Hajlaoui, M.R., Limam, F., 2014. Isolation and characterization of putative endophytic bacteria antagonistic to Phoma tracheiphila and Verticillium albo-atrum. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology 174(1): 365-375.

Kamara, V., Gangwar, M., 2015. Antifungal activity of actinomycets from rhizospheric soil of medicinal plants against phytopathogenic fungi. International Journal of Current Microbiologyand Applied Sciences 4(3): 182-187.

Kettler, T.A., Doran, J.W., Gilbert, T.L., 2001. Simplified method for soil particle-size determination to accompany soil-quality analyses. Soil Science Society of American Journal 65(3): 849-852.

Landa, B.B., Hervfis, A., Bettiol, W., Jimnez-Diaz, R.M., 1997. Antagonistic activity of Bacteria from the chickpea rhizosphere against Fusarium Oxysporum f. sp. Ciceris. Phytoparasitica 25(4): 305-318.

Larkin, R.P., Tavantzis, S., 2013. Use of biocontrol organisms and compost amendments for improved control of soilborne diseases and increased potato production. American Journal of Potato Research 90(3): 261-270.

Larkin, R.P., Honeycutt, C.W., 2006. Effects of different 3-year cropping systems on soil microbial communities and rhizoctonia diseases of potato. Phytopathology 96(1): 69-79.

Larkin, R.P., Honeycutt, C.W., Griffin, T.S., 2006. Effect of swine and dairy manure amendments on microbial communities in three soils as influenced by environmental conditions. Biology and Fertility of Soils 43(1): 51-61.

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