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ENTEROBACTER SP- 638 AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

United States Patent Application

20130150240
A1
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The present invention relates to a novel species of Enterobacter, Enterobacter sp. 638, and to its use in connection, for example, with a method for increasing growth in a plant, increasing biomass in a plant, increasing fruit and/or seed productivity in a plant, increasing disease tolerance and/or resistance in a plant, and increasing drought tolerance and/or resistance in a plant, as compared to a control or wild-type plant grown under identical conditions without application of the inventive method or composition. The methods include applying an effective amount of a composition, which includes an isolated culture of Enterobacter sp. 638, to the plant.
Newman, Lee (Camillus, NY), van der Lelie, Daniel (Chapel Hill, NC), Taghavi, Safiyh (Chapel Hill, NC)
BROOKHAVEN SCIENCE ASSOCIATES/BROOKHAVEN NATIONAL LABORATORY (Upton NY)
13/ 634,135
March 10, 2011
[0002] This invention was made with Government support under contract number DE-AC02-98CH10886, awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.