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Alexander Pérez Cordero
Donicer E. Montes Vergara
Yelitza Aguas Mendoza


Bacterial complex, biological control, remediation, endophyte.


The objective of this study was to demonstrate through in vitro assays the importance of the bacterium belonging to the Burkholderia cepacia complex as a biological resource for the biological control of phytopathogens through the release of secondary metabolite-like compounds and the ability to promote plant growth and assist plants in adaptation and abiotic stress produced by the presence of heavy metal pollutants. The results and scientific evidence carried out by the Agricultural Bioprospecting research group show that B. cepacia produces secondary metabolites with activity against Colletotrichum gloeosporioides and the ability to tolerate high concentrations of lead, cadmium, mercury and nickel.

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