Length heterogeneity-PCR assays, combined with statistical analyses, highlighted that the endophytic bacterial community associated with healthy grapevines was characterized by a greater diversity than that present in diseased and recovered plants. The findings suggest that phytoplasmas can restructure the bacterial community by selecting endophytic strains that could elicit a plant defense response.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Applied and Environmental Microbiology|
|State||Published - Jul 2011|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Food Science
- Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology