Application of a modified Kholodny's method for study of endophytic communities of bamboo plants in situApplication of a modified Kholodny's method for study of endophytic communities of bamboo plants in situ
Faculty of Sciences. Bioscience Engineering
Environmental Ecology & Microbiology (ENdEMIC)
Visnik Charkivskovo Nationalnovo Agrarnovo Universitetu : ceria biologia
1(2011):22, p. 96-104
University of Antwerp
During the last twenty years, a lot of knowledge on plant-endopytic interactions has been unveiled. Despite this renewed interest on the subject, there is still a lack of detailed information on cytoecological and physiological features of plant-microbial interactions in the endosphere. More specifically, there is a need for knowledge on the interactions between microbial cells and plant tissues in terms of their spatial architecture. In order to study plant-microbial interactions and detect endospheric microorganisms of bamboo plants, Cholodnys method of using glass pieces has been adapted. Using this methodology, endophytic microbial communities of bamboo Phyllostachys atrovaginata have been detected in situ, and were analysed by cytochemical means. Endophytes were also detected in bamboo stem tissues via SEM.