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Endophytic bacteria as biological control agents in rice fields

ABSTRACT

This paper presents some data on the interactions of the bacteria and the host plants, considering the symbionts and pathogens of plants of agricultural importance, focusing on rice fields. This article addresses issues related to these endophytic bacteria, such as: (i) endophytes and their interactions with the cultivated plants; (ii) promoting rhizobacteria plant growth [plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR)] and its application in biological control; (iii) endophytic bacteria PGPR against the biological control of plant pathogens; (iv) application of endophytic recombinant in agricultural biotechnology. This paper ends show the point of view and perspectives of the authors about bacteria that live associated with the plants grown in agroecosystems.

KEYWORDS:
endophytic bacteria; management; diseases; pests; Oryza sativa L

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