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Association between Burkholderia species and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus spores in soil

Levy, A., Merritt, A., Mayo, Mark J., Chang, Anne B., Abbott, L. and Inglis, T. (2009). Association between Burkholderia species and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus spores in soil. Soil Biology and Biochemistry,41(8):1757-1759.

Document type: Journal Article

IRMA ID 10103xPUB14
Title Association between Burkholderia species and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus spores in soil
Author Levy, A.
Merritt, A.
Mayo, Mark J.
Chang, Anne B.
Abbott, L.
Inglis, T.
Journal Name Soil Biology and Biochemistry
Publication Date 2009
Volume Number 41
Issue Number 8
ISSN 0038-0717   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 1757
End Page 1759
Total Pages 3
Place of Publication UK
Publisher Pergamon
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract Burkholderia pseudomallei, the bacterial cause of the potentially fatal infection known as melioidosis, has a facultative intracellular lifestyle. The intracellular presence of B. pseudomallei in various eukaryotes including arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus (AMF) spores can be demonstrated in vitro. AMF spores were isolated from soils in a melioidosis-endemic area. B. pseudomallei and other Burkholderia spp. DNA was detected in these AMF spore samples, confirming an AMF spore-Burkholderia spp. association in soils which did not yield Burkholderia spp. by culture. This association may explain the environmental persistence, difficulty of recovery and dispersal of Burkholderia spp. in specific environments.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2009.05.004   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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