Fabricio Cassan

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  1. Cassan, F., and Diaz-Zorita, M. 2016. Azospirillum sp. in current agriculture: From the laboratory to the field. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 103: 117-130. doi 10.1016/j.soilbio.2016.08.020.


  2. Torres, D., Revale, S., Obando, M., Maroniche, G., Paris, G., Perticari, A., Vazquez, M., Wisniewski-Dye, F., Martinez-Abarca, F., Cassan, F. 2015. Genome Sequence of Bradyrhizobium japonicum E109, One of the Most Agronomically Used Nitrogen-Fixing Rhizobacteria in Argentina. Genome Announcements. 3(1):e01566-14.

  3. Valverde, C., Ramirez, C., Kloepper, J.W., Cassan, F. 2015. Current Research on Plant-Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria in Latin America: Meeting Report from the 2nd Latin American PGPR Workshop. Journal of Plant Growth Regulation. 34(1):215-219.


  4. Cassan, F., Vanderleyden, J., Spaepen, S,. 2014. Physiological and Agronomical Aspects of Phytohormone Production by Model Plant-Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR) Belonging to the Genus Azospirillum. Journal of Plant Growth Regulation. 33(2):440-459.

  5. Rivera, D., Revale, S., Molina, R., Gualpa, J., Puente, M., Maroniche, G., Paris, G., Baker, D., Clavijo, B., McLay, K., Spaepen, S., Perticari, A., Vazquez, M., Wisniewski-Dye, F., Watkins, C., Martinez-Abarca, F., Vanderleyden, J., Cassan, F. 2014. Complete Genome Sequence of the Model Rhizosphere Strain Azospirillum brasilense Az39, Successfully Applied in Agriculture. Genome Announcements. 2(4):e00683-14.


  6. Rubio, E. J., Montecchia, M. S., Tosi, M., Cassan, F., Perticari, A., Correa, O. S. 2013. Genotypic Characterization of Azotobacteria Isolated from Argentinean Soils and Plant-Growth-Promoting Traits of Selected Strains with Prospects for Biofertilizer Production. The Scientific World Journal. Article ID 519603, 12 pages.


  7. Costanzo, M.A., Andrade, A., Tordable, M.C., Cassan, F., and Abdala, G. 2012. Production and function of jasmonates in nodulated roots of soybean plants inoculated with Bradyrhizobium japonicum. Archives Microbiology. 194:837845.


  8. Penna, C., Massa, R., Olivieri, F., Gutkind, G. and Cassan, F. 2011. A simple method to evaluate the number of bradyrhizobia on soybean seeds and its implication on inoculant quality control. AMB Express 1:21

  9. Solans, M., Vobis, G., Cassan, F., Luna, V. and Wall, L. G. 2011. Production of phytohormones by root-associated saprophytic actinomycetes isolated from the actinorhizal plant Ochetophila trinervis. World Juornal of Microbiology and Biotechnology. 27: 21952202


  10. Cassan, F., Penna, C., Creus, C., Radovancich, D., Monteleone, E., Garcia de Salamone, I., Di Salvo, L., Mentel, I., Garcia, J., Mayans-Pasarello, M.C., Lett, L., Puente, M., Correa, O., Valerio, K.P., Massa, R., Catafesta, M., Rossi, A., Diaz, M., Righes, S., Carletti, S., and Rodriguez-Caceres, E. 2010. Protocolo para el control de calidad en inoculantes de Azospirillum sp. Red de control de calidad de Inoculantes: Documento de procedimientos de La REDCAI N. 2 Buenos Aires: Asociacion Argentina de Microbiologia. 13 p. ISBN 978-987-98475-9-6


  11. Sgroy, V., Cassan, F., Masciarelli, O., Florencia Del Papa, M., Lagares, A., and Luna, V. 2009. Isolation and characterization of endophytic plant growth-promoting (PGPB) or stress homeostasis-regulating (PSHB) bacteria associated to the halophyte Prosopis strombulifera. Applied Microbial and Cell Physiology. DOI 10.1007/s00253-009-2116-3

  12. Cassan, F., Perrig, D., Sgroy, V., Masciarelli, O., Penna, C. and Luna, V. 2009. Azospirillum brasilense Az39 and Bradyrhizobium japonicum E109, inoculated singly or in combination, promote seed germination and early seedling growth in corn (Zea mays L.) and soybean (Glycine max L.). European Journal of Soil Biology 45: 2835., and (Corrigendum) European Journal of Soil Biology 47: 214.
    Original version is available at:European Journal of Soil Biology

  13. Cassana, F., Maiale, S., Masciarelli, O., Vidal, A., Luna, v. and Ruiz, O. 2009. Cadaverine production by Azospirillum brasilense and its possible role in plant growth promotion and osmotic stress mitigation. European Journal of Soil Biology 45: 12-19
    Original version is available at: http://www.elsevier.com/european journal of soil biology


  14. Cassan, F., Sgroy, V., Perrig, D., Masciarelli, O. and Luna, V. 2008. Pruduccion de fitohormonas por Azospirillum sp. Aspectos fisiologicos y tecnologicos de la promocion del crecimiento vegetal In: Azospirillum sp.: cell physiology, plant interactions and agronomic research in Argentina. F. D. Cassan and I. Garcia de Salamone (Eds.). Published by: Asociacion Argentina de Microbiologia, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Chapter 4. pp. 61-86


  15. Boiero, L., Perrig, D., Masciarelli, O., Penna, C., Cassan, F. and Luna, V. 2007 Phytohormone production by three strains of Bradyrhizobium japonicum, and possible physiological and technological implications. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 74: 874-880.

  16. Perrig, D., Boiero, M.-L., Masciarelli, O., Penna, C., Cassan, F. and Luna, V. 2007 Plant growth promoting compounds produced by two agronomically important strains of Azospirillum brasilense, and their implications for inoculant formulation. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 75: 1143-1150


  17. Ribaudo, C., Krumpholz, E., Cassan, F., Bottini, R., Cantore M. and Cura, A. 2006 Azospirillum sp. promotes root hair development in tomato plants through a mechanism that involves ethylene. Journal of Plant Growth Regulation 25: 175-185


  18. Bottini, R., Cassan, F. and Piccoli, P. 2004. Gibberelin production by bacteria and ist involvement in plant growth promotion and yield increase. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 65: 497-503


  19. Cassan, F., Bottini, R., Schneider, G. and Piccoli, P. 2001. Azospirillum brasilense and Azospirillum lipoferrum hydrolyze conjugates of GA20 and metabolize the resultant aglycones to GA1 in seedlings of rice dwarf mutants. Plant Physiology 125: 2053-2058.

  20. Cassan, F., Lucangeli, C., Bottini R. and Piccoli, P. 2001. Azospirillum spp. metabolize [17,17-2H2]gibberellin A20 to [17,17-2H2] gibberellin A1 in vivo in dy rice mutant seedlings. Plant and Cell Physiology 42: 763-767.

  21. Cassan, F., Bottini, R. and Piccoli, P. 2001 In vivo GA9 metabolism by Azospirillum sp. in dy dwarf rice mutants seedlings. Proceedings-Plant Growth Regulation 28: 124-129.

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