Sonia Szymańska

Sonia Szymańska
Nicolaus Copernicus University | umk · Department of Microbiology

MS

About

25
Publications
4,894
Reads
How we measure 'reads'
A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. Learn more
355
Citations
Citations since 2016
19 Research Items
340 Citations
2016201720182019202020212022020406080
2016201720182019202020212022020406080
2016201720182019202020212022020406080
2016201720182019202020212022020406080

Publications

Publications (25)
Article
Microorganisms degrade microplastics, but their potential is still not fully exploited, e.g., due to inadequate selection of microorganisms. We developed an effective selection method of microorganisms capable of polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) degradation and assessed the scale of polymer degradation by microbial populations. We isolated...
Article
Full-text available
Soil salinity is one of the most important abiotic factors limiting plant productivity. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of selected halotolerant plant growth-promoting endophytes (PGPEs, Pseudomonas stutzeri ISE12 and Kushneria marisflavi CSE9) on the growth parameters of barley (Hordeum vulgare), lettuce (Lactuca sativa), and sun...
Article
Full-text available
The increase of human population and associated increasing demand for agricultural products lead to soil over-exploitation. Biofertilizers based on lyophilized plant material containing living plant growth-promoting microorganisms (PGPM) could be an alternative to conventional fertilizers that fits into sustainable agricultural technologies ideas....
Article
Full-text available
Increasing land salinization in recent decades has led to a decrease in crop productivity worldwide. We hypothesized that bioaugmentation of beetroot (Beta vulgaris) with halotolerant endophytic bacterial strains isolated from the obligatory halophytic plant Salicornia europaea L. may mitigate salt stress in new host plants. Therefore, we investiga...
Article
Full-text available
Microbially assisted phytoremediation is considered as the most promising eco-friendly solution for recultivation of heavy metal polluted soils. In vitro experiments can be favorable systems that allow assessing compatibility and efficiency of both partners (e.g. plant-microorganism) which reduces time and space in the initial stages of this techno...
Article
Full-text available
Aim Plant-endophytic associations exist only when equilibrium is maintained between both partners. This study analyses the properties of endophytic fungi inhabiting a halophyte growing in high soil salinity and tests whether these fungi are beneficial or detrimental when non-host plants are inoculated. Method Fungi were isolated from Salicornia eu...
Article
Soil salinisation is one of the major pervasive environmental hazards and abiotic stress factors limiting plant productivity worldwide. Since most of the known crops are susceptible to high salinity, there is great interest in improving technologies in agriculture and making major crop species more robust and productive under saline conditions. In...
Article
Full-text available
The halophytes have evolved several strategies to survive in saline environments; however, an additional support from their associated microbiota helps combat adverse conditions. Hence, our driving interests to investigate the endophytic bacterial community richness, diversity, and composition associated to roots of Salicornia europaea from two tes...
Article
Full-text available
The roots of Salix spp. can be colonized by two types of mycorrhizal fungi (ectomycorrhizal and arbuscular) and furthermore by dark-septate endophytes. The fungal root colonization is affected by the plant genotype, soil properties and their interactions. However, the impact of host diversity accomplished by mixing different Salix genotypes within...
Article
Full-text available
The impact of increasing Cd²⁺ exposure on the quality and quantity of siderophores produced by a plant growth promoting Pseudomonas fulva strain was tested to gain insight into the degree of change. P. fulva was cultured in the increasing concentrations of Cd²⁺ (0, 0.5, 1.0, 2.0 mM). The secreted siderophores were separated by HPLC and characterize...
Article
The aim of this study was to determine the influence of selected halotolerant endophytic bacteria isolated from the roots of Salicornia europaea on the growth parameters of Beta vulgaris under different concentrations of salinity. Two endophytic strains were selected as inocula for the pot experiment: Pseudomonas sp. ISE-12 (B1) and Xanthomonadales...
Article
The submitted work assumes that the abundance and diversity of endophytic and rhizosphere microorganisms co-existing with the halophytic plant Aster tripolium L. growing in a salty meadow in the vicinity of a soda factory (central Poland) represent unique populations of cultivable bacterial strains. Endophytic and rhizosphere bacteria were (i) isol...
Article
Full-text available
Saline stress is one of the most important abiotic factors limiting the growth and development of plants and associated microorganisms. While the impact of salinity on associations of arbuscular fungi is rela-t i v e l y w e l l u n d e r s t o o d , k n o w l e d g e o f t h e ectomycorrhizal (EM) fungi of trees growing on saline land is limited....
Article
Plants have evolved a wide range of adaptation mechanisms that enable them to grow and develop in environments of high soil salinity. We examine the plant–microbial interactions of Salicornia europaea (Herbaceae) as potential mechanisms responsible for the high tolerance of halophytes to saline conditions. We evaluated the impact of different NaCl...
Article
Research on soil microorganisms associated with plant roots (endophytes) and their outside habitats (rhizosphere, soil) under exposure to high concentrations of heavy metals in the environment may contribute to an increased knowledge about the effects of unfavorable pollutants in the natural ecosystem and improve the efficiency of remediation proce...
Article
Full-text available
Increased soil salinization may be caused by a natural (e.g. climate change) and anthropogenic (e.g. improper fertilization and irrigation of agricultural land) factors. The submitted work assumes that microorganisms associated with plant halophytes have a unique metabolic properties that can stimulate plant growth under salt stress. The aim of the...
Article
Full-text available
The study utilized age-dependent breed-specific gene expression profiling by cDNA-AFLP technique in identification of differentially expressed (DE) candidate genes for growth and development trait. Results revealed 15579 transcript derived fragments (TDFs) expressed in bovine pituitary gland tissue using 96 unique PCR reactions with primer combinat...

Network

Cited By

Projects

Projects (2)
Project
BestPass is an Innovative Training Network (ITN) funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 676480. The project will produce knowledge about the use of endophytes to improve plant productivity in a sustainability way. Plant endophytic microorganisms can improve plant yield and enhance plant tolerance to abiotic stress as well as to pathogens under experimental conditions, but these effects are often not sufficiently stable for practical application. The BestPass project will address these concerns and train a new generation of researchers who will have a profound understanding of the potential for endophytes to contribute to the next green revolution.