Young, C.S. and Lethbridge, G. and Shaw, L.J. and Burns, R.G. (1995) Survival Of Inoculated Bacillus-Cereus Spores And Vegetative Cells In Non-Planted And Rhizosphere Soil. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 27 (8). pp. 1017-1026. ISSN 0038-0717.
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The survival of vegetative cells and spores of an antibiotic-resistant Bacillus cereus (B11) inoculant was similar in wheat rhizosphere soil and non-planted soil over a period of 21 d. Reliable ways of producing either spore or vegetative single cell inocula were developed. When applied to give densities ranging from 1 x 10(2) t o 1 x 10(7) g(-1) soil, B11 spores survived for at least 21 d at levels similar to those introduced but numbers of vegetative cells decreased by 1-2 orders of magnitude within the first 48 h and the extent of decrease was proportionately greater at low inoculum density. There was no significant difference after 21 d between total counts (vegetative cells + spores) or spore counts in either the rhizosphere or non-planted soil, regardless of whether the inoculant was composed of vegetative or spore cells. There was no difference between the changing spore-to-vegetative cell ratio within total cell counts between rhizosphere and non-planted soil. Inoculating soil with a mixture of Bacillus B11 (2 x 10(7) g(-1)), Flavobacterium P25 (3 x 10(8) g(-1)) and Arthrobacter A109 (2 x 10(8) g(-1)) increased the survival of P25 and A109 but decreased the survival of B11 in both non-planted and rhizosphere soil compared with each bacterium inoculated alone. For example, at day 21 in rhizosphere soil there were 1 x 10(6) g (-1) A109 (single inoculant) and 1 x 10(7) g(-1) A109 (mixed inoculum) and in non-planted soil 1 x 10(5) g(-1) (single) and 1 x 10(7) g(-1) (mixed). Thus, neither the survival nor the physiological state of Bacillus B11 was affected by the presence of developing wheat roots but survival was negatively affected by the presence of other inoculants.
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