In this study, a novel plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR), the bacterial strain Paenibacillus pabuli P7S (PP7S), showed promising plant growth-promoting effects. Furthermore, it induced anthocyanin accumulation in Arabidopsis. When co-cultivated with PP7S, there was a significant increase in anthocyanin content and biomass of Arabidopsis seedlings compared with those of the control. The quantitative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction analysis revealed higher expression of many key genes regulating anthocyanin and flavonoid biosynthesis pathways in PP7S-treated seedlings when compared with that of the control. Furthermore, higher expression of pathogen-related genes and microbe-associated molecular pattern genes was also observed in response to PP7S, indicating that the PGPR triggered the induced systemic response (ISR) in A. thaliana. These results suggest that PP7S promotes plant growth in A. thaliana and increases anthocyanin biosynthesis by triggering specific ISRs in plant.
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Financial support for this work was provided through a grant from the Korea Institute of Planning and Evaluation for Technology in Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (to H.L., 2016; grant # 2016-116118-3 ).
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- Arabidopsis thaliana
- Paenibacillus pabuli P7S
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- Plant Science