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Microbial Endophytes that Live within the Seeds of Two Tomato Hybrids Cultivated in Argentina

Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET), Godoy Cruz 2290, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires C1425FQB, Argentina
Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias y Forestales, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Calle 60 y 119, La Plata 1900, Argentina
Comisión de Investigaciones Científicas de la Provincia de Buenos Aires (CICBA), Calle 526 entre 10 y 11, La Plata 1900, Argentina
Centro de Investigaciones en Fitopatología (CIDEFI), UNLP; Calle 60 y 119, La Plata 1900, Argentina
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Agronomy 2018, 8(8), 136;
Received: 15 June 2018 / Revised: 29 July 2018 / Accepted: 31 July 2018 / Published: 3 August 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Genetics and Genomics of Tomato and Solanaceae)
Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) is probably the most important vegetable consumed around the world, and like other produce is affected by stresses and diseases that reduce the yield and production. The purpose of this work was to study the phytobiome of the tomato seeds of two hybrids in order to understand first of all whether tomato cultivars host similar groups of organisms, as well as their effect on the community structure, particularly of those microbes with the potential to promote growth and/or control plant pathogens. Different cultivars of tomato (genotypes) host significantly different endophytic communities, which is also reflected at the order level. These communities are particularly rich in spore-forming bacteria that have the ability either to promote plant growth or synthetize antimicrobial compounds that deter plant pathogens. We conclude that the seeds of the tomato cultivars Elpida and Silverio are sources of endophytic bacteria capable of synthetizing antifungal substances that could potentially be used for biocontrol against plant-pathogenic fungi. View Full-Text
Keywords: endophytes; tomato; biocontrol; PGPB; seed; microbiome endophytes; tomato; biocontrol; PGPB; seed; microbiome
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López, S.M.Y.; Pastorino, G.N.; Franco, M.E.E.; Medina, R.; Lucentini, C.G.; Saparrat, M.C.N.; Balatti, P.A. Microbial Endophytes that Live within the Seeds of Two Tomato Hybrids Cultivated in Argentina. Agronomy 2018, 8, 136.

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