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Fast Detection of Auxins by Microplate Technique

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DOI: 10.4236/ajps.2017.82013    1,241 Downloads   1,897 Views Citations


Plant growth promotion indole-3-acetic acid (IAA) is the most abundant natural auxin that plays diverse roles in plant growth, development and plant immunity. Perturbing auxin homeostasis appears to be a common virulence mechanism, as many pathogens can synthesize auxin-like molecules. In other hand, the addition of plant growth promotion rhizobacteria (PGPR) that are able to produce auxins promotes plant growth and provides protection against pathogens. Techniques as high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and gas chromatography (GC) are used to quantify auxins produced by microorganism and plants at high precision and sensitivity, even though those techniques are expensive and require a big number of solvents. For these reasons, the aim of the present study was to develop a fast microplate technique for auxin detection, in Bacillus subtilis strains using salkowski reagent. For auxin quantification, calibration curves were done with alcohol, landy medium and water and the R2 were calculated. The microplate techniques were able to quantify auxin production by B. subtillis stains.

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Anguiano-Cabello, J. , Flores-Olivas, A. , Ochoa-Fuentes, Y. , Arredondo-Valdés, R. and Olalde-Portugal, V. (2017) Fast Detection of Auxins by Microplate Technique. American Journal of Plant Sciences, 8, 171-177. doi: 10.4236/ajps.2017.82013.

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