Soil pseudomonas community structure and its antagonism towards rhizoctonia solani under the stress of acetochlor

Minna Wu, Xiaoli Zhang, Huiwen Zhang, Yan Zhang, Xinyu Li, Qixing Zhou, Chenggang Zhang

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In a microcosm experiment, the amplified ribosomal DNA restriction analysis was adopted to investigate the Pseudomonas community structure in soils applied with different concentrations (0, 50, 150, and 250 mg/kg) of acetochlor, and an in vitro assay was made to examine the antagonistic activity of isolated Pseudomonas strains acting on soil-borne pathogen Rhizoctonia solani. The results showed that acetochlor application changed the community structure of Pseudomonas in aquic brown soil. The diversity of Pseudomonas and the amount of isolated Pseudomonas strains with antagonistic activity decreased with an increasing acetochlor concentration, and the toxic effect of acetochlor reached to a steady level at 150-250 mg/kg.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)313-317
Number of pages5
JournalBulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2009



  • Acetochlor
  • Antagonistic activity
  • Pseudomonas
  • Soil microbial community

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