Braz J Biol 2020 Oct-Dec;80(4):872-880
Ciências Biológicas, Laboratório de Microbiologia, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul - UFMS, do Pantanal, Av. Rio Branco, 1.270, Bairro Universitário, CEP 79304-902, Corumbá, MS, Brasil.
Studies on the bacterial diversity associated with wild plants are rare, especially on those that grow in association with bromeliads. In the present study, we isolated and identified epiphytic and endophytic bacteria from the roots of the bromeliads Dyckia excelsa, Dyckia leptostachya and Deuterocohnia meziana occurring in the "cangas" in the Pantanal from Mato Grosso do Sul State, Brazil. The epiphytic bacteria were isolated from washed roots, while the endophytic bacteria were isolated from surface disinfested roots. Read More