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Plant growth promotion by rhizobacteria of guarana

Grant number: 11/05204-8
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2012
Effective date (End): February 28, 2013
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Genetics - Molecular Genetics and Genetics of Microorganisms
Principal Investigator:Aline Aparecida Pizzirani-Kleiner
Grantee:Bruna Durante Batista
Home Institution: Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz (ESALQ). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Piracicaba , SP, Brazil

Abstract

The Guarana is the most important cultivated plant in the Amazonian region. Its use is not restricted to the inhabitants of the region, since it handles several economic sectors such as pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and especially the soft drinks industry and other sectors of the food industry.The fruit contains stimulants such as caffeine, that print to Guarana a high exploration potential, since this is one of the most widely consumed stimulant in the world. Despite its importance, this culture is a little studied, and of which little is known about its genetics and microbial interactions. The plant growth promoting rhizobacteria in plants (RPCPs) are bacteria that live in the rhizosphere, in the region of the soil under the root, and that promote plant associated growth. The introduction of these rhizobacteria in the soil brings direct benefits to agricultural production and, at the same time, an alternative crop with less use of agricultural inputs. This research project aims at the isolation of bacteria from the rhizosphere of Guarana and then their identification by sequencing the 16s rDNA. The same will also be evaluated for potential to promote plant growth by increasing the availability of nutrients or by producing inhibitors of pathogens. Phosphate solubilization, siderophore, indole acetic acid (IAA) and biological nitrogen fixation tests will be performed with the rhizobacteria. Then the isolates with the potential to promote plant growth will be inoculated seedlings in the greenhouse. Finally, will perform a monitoring of the Guarana plant colonization and cross-colonization of other cultures of economic interest (such as soy and sugarcane) by growth promoting bacteria using a biomarker (the gene of GFP-Green Fluorescence Protein) and qPCR technique. Results obtained previously allowed to observe the production of compounds related to plant growth promotion by rhizobacteria of guarana. More than 100 isolates have been identified and evaluated for phosphate solubilization and nitrogen fixation. This work is part of a project entitled "Microorganisms associated to guarana with agricultural and biotechnology potential, especially for the control of anthracnose" (Process n. 09/53376-2) which was approved by FAPESP(Research Support Foundation of the São Paulo) in partnership with FAPEAM (Research Support Foundation of the Amazon).

Scientific publications (5)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
BONATELLI, MARIA LETICIA; TSUI, SARINA; BATISTA, BRUNA DURANTE; DOURADO, MANUELLA NOBREGA; KITAJIMA, ELLIOT WATANABE; ANDREOTE, FERNANDO DINI; PYLRO, VICTOR SATLER; PEREIRA, JOSE ODAIR; DE AZEVEDO, JOAO LUCIO; QUECINE, MARIA CAROLINA. Bacterial communities associated with anthracnose symptomatic and asymptomatic leaves of guarana, an endogenous tropical crop, and their pathogen antagonistic effects. Archives of Microbiology, v. 201, n. 8, p. 1061-1073, OCT 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
BATISTA, BRUNA DURANTE; LACAVA, PAULO TEIXEIRA; FERRARI, ANDREA; TEIXEIRA-SILVA, NATALIA SOUSA; BONATELLI, MARIA LETICIA; TSUI, SARINA; MONDIN, MATEUS; KITAJIMA, ELLIOT WATANABE; PEREIRA, JOSE ODAIR; AZEVEDO, JOAO LUDO; QUECINE, MARIA CAROLINA. Screening of tropically derived, multi-trait plant growth- promoting rhizobacteria and evaluation of corn and soybean colonization ability. MICROBIOLOGICAL RESEARCH, v. 206, p. 33-42, 2018. Web of Science Citations: 7.
BATISTA, BRUNA DURANTE; TANIGUTI, LUCAS MITSUO; MONTEIRO-VITORELLO, CLAUDIA BARROS; AZEVEDO, JOAO LUCIO; QUECINE, MARIA CAROLINA. Draft Genome Sequence of Burkholderia ambifaria RZ2MS16, a Plant Growth-Promoting Rhizobacterium Isolated from Guarana, a Tropical Plant. MICROBIOLOGY RESOURCE ANNOUNCEMENTS, v. 4, n. 2 MAR-APR 2016. Web of Science Citations: 0.
BONATELLI, M. L.; TSUI, S.; MARCON, J.; BATISTA, B. D.; KITAJIMA, E. W.; PEREIRA, J. O.; AZEVEDO, J. L.; QUECINE, M. C. ANTAGONISTIC ACTIVITY OF FUNGI FROM ANTHRACNOSE LESIONS ON PAULLINIA CUPANA AGAINST COLLETOTRICHUM sp.. JOURNAL OF PLANT PATHOLOGY, v. 98, n. 2, p. 197-205, 2016. Web of Science Citations: 3.
CASTRO, RENATA A.; QUECINE, MARIA CAROLINA; LACAVA, PAULO T.; BATISTA, BRUNA D.; LUVIZOTTO, DANICE M.; MARCON, JOELMA; FERREIRA, ANDERSON; MELO, ITAMAR S.; AZEVEDO, JOAO L. Isolation and enzyme bioprospection of endophytic bacteria associated with plants of Brazilian mangrove ecosystem. SPRINGERPLUS, v. 3, JUL 28 2014. Web of Science Citations: 25.
Academic Publications
(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
BATISTA, Bruna Durante. Promoção de crescimento em milho (Zea mays L.) por rizobactérias associadas à cultura do guaranazeiro (Paullinia cupana var. sorbilis). 2013. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz Piracicaba.

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Filed patent(s) as a result of this research project

MÉTODO DE PROMOÇÃO DO CRESCIMENTO VEGETAL A PARTIR DA BACTERIZAÇÃO DE SEMENTES DE PLANTAS LEGUMINOSAS E NÃO LEGUMINOSAS BR1020130212660 - Universidade de São Paulo (USP) ; Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR) . Aline Aparecida Pizzirani-Kleiner; Bruna Durante Batista; Maria Carolina Quecine-Verdi; Maria Letícia Bonatelli; Sarina Tsui; João Lúcio De Azevedo; Paulo Teixeira Lacava - August 2013, 21