Identification and bioactive properties of bacterial endophytes isolated from selected European herbal plants
Agata Goryluk-Salmonowicz, Monika Piórek, Hanna Rekosz-Burlaga, Marcin Studnicki, Mieczysław Błaszczyk Pol J Microbiol 2016; 65 (3): ICID: 1215617 Article type: Short communication IC™ Value: 6.00
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A total of 181 cultivable endophytic bacterial isolates were collected from stems of 13 species of herbs inhabiting Europe (Poland): Chelidonium majus L., Elymus repens L., Erigeron annuus L., Euphrasia rostkoviana Hayne, Foeniculum vulgare L., Geranium pratense L., Humulus lupulus L., Matricaria chamomilla L., Mentha arvensis L., Papaver rhoeas L., Rosmarinus officinalis L., Solidago gigantea L. and Vinca minor L. The isolates were screened for their antifungal activity and fifty three were found to inhibit fungal growth. Of these, five had strong antifungal properties. These selected isolates were identified as: Pseudomonas azotoformans, P. cedrina, Bacillus subtilis group and Erwinia persicina.