Izvestiya of Saratov University.
ISSN 1816-9775 (Print)
ISSN 2541-8971 (Online)


Changes in the physicochemical and cultural properties of the bacteria Azospirillum baldaniorum Sp245 under the infl uence of some synthetic coumarins

Due to the small number of studies on the role of coumarins in associative symbiotic relationships, some aspects of the infl uence of synthetic coumarins on the physicochemical and cultural properties of Azospirillum baldaniorum Sp245 were studied for the fi rst time. To reveal the role of hydroxylation in position 7 of the fused aromatic ring – 1-(2-oxo-2H-chromen-3-yl)butan-1,3-dione, comparative studies of the eff ect of the original and hydroxylated coumarins on the culture of a model strain of azospirilla were carried out.

Analysis of Protease Effect on Biofilm Structure of Azospirillum Brasilense Strain Sp245 and Its Flagellation-Defective mmsB1 and fabG1 Mutants

Azospirillum bacteria are engaged in associative interactions with a wide range of plants. In this type of interaction, there formed no specialized structures like nodules, which are characteristic of the legume-Rhizobium symbiosis. The formation of biofilms by Azospirillum on the plant root surface can be important for the successful functioning of plant-microbe associations. Scarce data exist on the role of cell surface protein structures in the formation and stabilization of Azospirillum biofilms. It is known that as compared to A.