In vitro adsorption revealing an apparent strong interaction between endophyte Pantoea agglomerans YS19 and host rice

Curr Microbiol. 2008 Dec;57(6):547-51. doi: 10.1007/s00284-008-9240-7. Epub 2008 Sep 10.


Pantoea (formerly Enterobacter) agglomerans YS19 is a dominant diazotrophic endophyte isolated from rice (Oryza sativa cv. Yuefu) grown in a temperate-climate region in west Beijing, China. In vitro adsorption and invasion of YS19 on host plant root were studied in this research. Adsorption of YS19 on rice seedling roots closely resembled the Langmuir adsorption and showed a higher adsorption quantity than the control strains Paenibacillus polymyxa WY110 (a rhizospheric bacterium from the same rice cultivar) and Escherichia coli HB101 (a general model bacterium). Adsorption dynamics study revealed high rates and a long duration of the YS19-rice root adsorption process. Adsorption of YS19 was mainly observed on the root hair, though which it enters the plant. This in vitro adsorption study revealed an apparent strong interaction between YS19 and rice at the early endophyte-host recognition stage.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Bacterial Adhesion*
  • China
  • Escherichia coli / physiology
  • Gram-Positive Bacteria / physiology
  • Oryza / microbiology*
  • Pantoea / physiology*
  • Plant Roots / microbiology