Rhizobacteria promoted yield of cucumber plants grown in perlite under Fusarium wilt stress

Gül A. , Özaktan H. , Kidoglu F., Tüzel Y.

SCIENTIA HORTICULTURAE, vol.153, pp.22-25, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 153
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.scienta.2013.01.004
  • Page Numbers: pp.22-25
  • Keywords: Plant-growth-promoting rhizobacteria, Bacillus spp., Bacillus amyloliquefaciens, Pseudomonas putida, Pseudomonas fluorescens, Serratia marcescens, Fusarium oxysporum f.sp cucumerinum, PYTHIUM ROOT-ROT, BIOLOGICAL-CONTROL, SYSTEMIC RESISTANCE, FRUIT-QUALITY, PATHOGENS, ULTIMUM, ENHANCEMENT, CULTURE, PGPR, SEED


This study was carried out to determine the effects of plant-growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) on cucumber (Cucumis sativus L cv. Sardes F-1) production in perlite under unheated greenhouse conditions. Four native bacterial strains (18/1K: Pseudomonas putida, 62: Serratia marcescens, 66/3: Bacillus spp., 70: Pseudomonas fluorescens) and one commercial product (FZB24: Bacillus amyloliquefaciens) were tested. Rhizobacteria inoculation took place before sowing and after transplanting. Plants were affected by Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cucumerinum occurred naturally and effects of PGPR on cucumber yield were found statistically significant. Plants inoculated with Pseudomonas putida strain 18/1K and Serratia marcescens strain 62 gave significantly higher yield compared to the control plants. (C) 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.