261310B

261310B
Caption: Bacillus pumilus - Gram-positive, aerobic, spore forming, rod prokaryote (bacterium). It occurs in soil, water, air, and decomposing plant tissue. It is often found on the developing root system of soybean plants but it does not harm the plants. B. pumilus, prevents germination of the spores of certain fungi, Rhizoctonia and Fusarium. It acts as a fungicide by preventing the development of fungal spores on plants. It forms a physical barrier between the plant leaf and the fungal spores, and then colonizes the spores.
Magnification*: x2,000
Type: SEM
Copyright 2006 Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc.
Keywords: 261310B,bacteria,bacterium,Gram-positive,rod,rod-shaped,prokaryote,aerobic,spore-forming,soil bacterium,fungicide,Bacillus,soil bacteria,Gram positive,bacilli,biocontrol bacteria,biocontrol bacterium,bioremediation,rod shaped,anti-fungicide,anti fungicide,aerobe,antibiotic,antifungal,antifungals,bacillus,decaying organic matter,dividing,division,endospore-forming,endospore forming,extracellular enzyme,extracellular enzymes,extreme environment,extremophilic,genetic manipulation,genetic studies,iridocyclitis,organic matter,rod-shaped bacterium,rod shaped bacterium,SEM,soil microbe,soil organism,spore forming,vegetative rod,vegetative rods,vegetative stage,resistant spore,resistant spores,resistant endospore,resistant endospores,heat resistant,heat resistant spore,heat resistant endospore,proteolytic enzyme,proteolytic enzymes,anti-fungal,anti-fungals,Bacillus pumilus,fungi inhibition,fungus inhibition,10.01.07