Archive of publications

Archive of publications

Scientific publications and presentations are important qualitative indicators of a research institution. They account for scientific excellence and serve as a platform to present new data and new perspectives to the scientific community. Formal peer-review publication of innovative scientific knowledge is a major basis for the development of new ideas in research strategies and finally new products that can serve the good of mankind.

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  1. Magallon-Servin, P., Antoun, H., Taktek, S., Bashan, Y., de-Bashan, L.E. 2020. Maize mycorrhizosphere as a source for isolation of arbuscular mycorrhizae-compatible phosphate rock-solubilizing rhizobacteria. Plant and Soil. 50:12. doi: 10.1111/are.14336. (1.502).


  1. Lopez, B.R., Palacios, O.A., Bashan, Y., Hernandez-Sandoval, F.E., de-Bashan, L.E. 2018. Riboflavin and lumichrome exuded by the bacterium Azospirillum brasilense promote growth and changes in metabolites in Chlorella sorokiniana under autotrophic conditions. Algal Research. 44:101396. (3.723)
  2. Herrera H., Soto, J., de-Bashan, L., Sampedro, I., Arriagada, C. 2019. Root-associated fungal communities in two populations of the fully mycoheterotrophic plant Arachnitis uniflora Phil. (Corsiaceae) in southern Chile. Microorganisms. (4.167).
  3. Gemin, M., Pena-Rodriguez, A., Quiroz-Guzman, E., Magallon-Servin, P., Barajas-Sandoval, D., Elizondo-Gonzalez, R. 2019. Growth-promoting bacteria for the Green seaweed Ulva clathrata. Aquaculture Research. doi: 10.1007/s11104-019-04226-3. (3.259).


  1. Palacios, O.A., Lopez, B.R., Bashan, Y., de-Bashan, L.E. 2018. Nutritional conditions during early growth stages of the interaction between the microalga Chlorella sorokiniana and the bacterium Azospirillum brasilense affect formation of synthetic mutualism. Microbial Ecology. doi: 10.1007/s00248-018-1282-1. (3.614).
  2. Posada, L.F, Alvarez J.C., Romero-Tabarez, M, de-Bashan L.E., Villegas-Escobar, V. 2018. Enhanced molecular visualization of root colonization and growth promotion by Bacillus subtilis EA-CB0575 in different growth systems. Microbiological Research. 217: 69-80. (2.777).
  3. Herrera H., Valadares, R., Oliveira, G., Fuentes, A., Almonacid, L., Vasconcelos, S., Bashan, Y., and Arriagada, C. 2018. Adaptation and tolerance mechanisms developed by mycorrhizal Bipinnula fimbriata plantlets (Orchidaceae) in a heavy metal-polluted ecosystem. Mycorrhiza. 28: 651-663. (2.778).
  4. Gonzalez, E.J., Hernandez, J.P., de-Bashan, L.E., and Bashan, Y. 2018. Dry micro-polymeric inoculant of Azospirillum brasilense is useful for producing mesquite transplants for reforestation of degraded arid zones. Applied Soil Ecology. 129: 84-93. (2.916).
  5. Garcia, D. E., Lopez, B.R., de-Bashan, L.E., Hirsch, A.M., Maymon, M., and Bashan. Y. 2018. Functional metabolic diversity of the bacterial community in undisturbed resource island soils in the southern Sonoran Desert. Land Degradation & Development. 29:1467–1477. (7.27).
  6. Galaviz, C., Lopez, B.R., de-Bashan, L.E., Hirsch, A.M., Maymon, M., and Bashan, Y. 2018. Root growth improvement of mesquite seedlings and bacterial rhizosphere and soil community changes are induced by inoculation with plant growthpromoting bacteria and promote restoration of eroded desert soil. Land Degradation & Development. 29:1453–1466. (7.27).
  7. Gonzalez, E.J., Hernandez J.P., de-Bashan L.E., and Bashan, Y. 2018. Dry micro-polymeric inoculant of Azospirillum brasilense is useful for producing mesquite transplants for reforestation of degraded arid zones. Applied Soil Ecology. 129: 84-93. doi: 10.1016/j.apsoil.2018.04.011.
  8. Timmusk, S., Seisenbaeva, G., and Behers, L. 2018. Titania (TiO2) nanoparticles enhance the performance of growth-promoting rhizobacteria. Scientific Reports. 8:617. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-18939-x.AdobeLogo


  1. Moreno, M., de-Bashan, L.E., Hernandez, J.P., Lopez, B.R., and Bashan, Y. 2017. Success of long-term restoration of degraded arid land using native trees planted 11 years earlier. Plant and Soil. 421:83-92. doi: 10.1007/s11104-017-3438-z.
  2. Bacilio, M., Moreno, M., Lopez-Aguilar, D. R., and Bashan, Y. 2017. Scaling from the growth chamber to the greenhouse to the field: demonstration of diminishing effects of mitigation of salinity in peppers inoculated with plant growth-promoting bacterium and humic acids. Applied Soil Ecology. 119: 327-338. doi: 10.1016/j.apsoil.2017.07.002.
  3. Herrera, H., Valadares, R., Contreras, D., Bashan, Y., and Arriagada, C. 2017. Mycorrhizal compatibility and symbiotic seed germination of orchids in the Coastal Range and Andes in south central Chile. Mycorrhiza . 27: 175-178. doi: 10.1007/s00572-016-0733-0.
  4. Lopez, B.R., Hernandez, J.P., Bashan, Y., and de-Bashan, L.E. 2017. Immobilization of microalgae cells in alginate facilitates isolation of DNA and RNA. Journal of Microbiological Methods. 135: 96-104.
  5. Amavizca, E., Bashan, Y., Ryu, C.-M., Farag, M.A., Bebout, B.M., and de-Bashan, L.E. 2017. Enhanced performance of the microalga Chlorella sorokiniana remotely induced by the plant growth-promoting bacteria Azospirillum brasilense and Bacillus pumilus. Scientific Reports-Nature. 7: 41310.
  6. Huang, P., de-Bashan, L. E., Crocker, T., Kloepper, J.W., and Bashan, Y. 2017. Evidence that fresh weight measurement is imprecise for reporting the effect of plant growth-promoting (rhizo)bacteria on growth promotion of crop plants. Biology and Fertility of Soils. 53: 199–208.
  7. Bashan, Y., Huang, P., Kloepper, J.W., and de-Bashan, L.E. 2017. A proposal for avoiding fresh-weight measurements when reporting the effect of plant growth-promoting (rhizo)bacteria on growth promotion of plants. Biology and Fertility of Soils. 53: 1-2.


  1. Palacios, O.A., Gomez-Anduro, G., Bashan, Y., and de-Bashan, L.E. 2017. Tryptophan, thiamine, and indole-3-acetic acid exchange between Chlorella sorokiniana and the plant growth-promoting bacterium Azospirillum brasilense. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. doi: 10.1093/femsec/fiw077.AdobeLogo
  2. Bashan, N. 2016. Inoculant formulations are essential for successful inoculation with plant growth-promoting bacteria and business opportunities. Indian Phytopathology. 69(4s):739-743.AdobeLogo
  3. Bashan, Y., de-Bashan, L.E. and Prabhu, S.R. 2016. Superior polymeric formulations and emerging innovative products of bacterial inoculants for sustainable agriculture and the environment. In: Agriculturally Important Microorganisms: Commercialization and Regulatory Requirements in Asia. (eds.): Singh H. B., Sarma B. K. and Keswani C. Chapter 2. Published by: Springer Nature, Singapore. pp. 15-46.AdobeLogo
  4. Posada, L.F., Alvarez, J.C., Hu, C.H., de-Bashan, L.E., and Bashan, Y. 2016. Construction of probe of the plant growth-promoting bacteria Bacillus subtilis useful for fluorescence in situ hybridization. Journal of Microbiological Methods. 128: 125-129.AdobeLogo Suplemented material.AdobeLogo
  5. Bashan, Y., and de-Bashan, L.E. 2016. Encapsulated formulations for microorganisms in agriculture and the environment. Bioencapsulation Innovations. 5: 4-5.AdobeLogo
  6. Bacilio, M., Moreno, M., and Bashan, Y. 2016. Mitigation of negative effects of progressive soil salinity gradients by application of humic acids and inoculation with Pseudomonas stutzeri in a salt-tolerant and a salt-susceptible pepper. Applied Soil Ecology. 107: 394–404.AdobeLogo
  7. Bashan, Y., Kloepper, J.W., de-Bashan, L.E., and Nannipieri, P. 2016. A need for disclosure of the identity of microorganisms, constituents, and application methods when reporting tests with microbe-based or pesticide-based products. Biology and Fertility of Soils. 52: 283–284.AdobeLogo
  8. de-Bashan, L.E., Mayali, X., Bebout, B.M., Weber, P.K., Detweiler, A., Hernandez, J.P., Prufert-Bebout, L., and Bashan, Y. 2016. Establishment of stable synthetic mutualism without co-evolution between microalgae and bacteria demonstrated by mutual transfer of metabolites (NanoSIMS isotopic imaging) and persistent physical association (Fluorescent in situ hybridization). Algal Research. 15: 179–186.AdobeLogo
  9. Palacios, O.A., Choix, F.J., Bashan, Y., de-Bashan, L.E. 2016. Influence of tryptophan and indole-3-acetic acid on starch accumulation in the synthetic mutualistic Chlorella sorokinianaAzospirillum brasilense system under heterotrophic conditions. Research in Microbiology. 167:367-379.AdobeLogo
  10. Palacios, O. A., Bashan, Y., Schmid, M., Hartmann, A., de-Bashan, L. E. 2016. Enhancement of thiamine release during synthetic mutualism between Chlorella sorokiniana and Azospirillum brasilense growing under stress conditions. Journal of Applied Phycology. 28:1521–1531.AdobeLogo
  11. Lopez-Lozano, N.E., Carcaño-Montiel, M.G., and Bashan, Y. 2016. Using native trees and cacti to improve soil potential nitrogen fixation during long-term restoration of arid lands. Plant and Soil. 403:317–329AdobeLogo
  12. Pereg, L., de-Bashan, L.E., and Bashan, Y. 2016. Assessment of affinity and specificity of Azospirillum for plants. Plant and Soil. 399:389–414.AdobeLogo
  13. Bashan Y., Lopez, B.R., Huss, V.A.R., Amavizca, E. and de-Bashan, L.E. 2016. Chlorella sorokiniana (formerly C. vulgaris) UTEX 2714, a non-thermotolerant microalgal species useful for biotechnological applications and as a reference strain. Journal of Applied Phycology. 28: 113-121.AdobeLogo


  1. Perez-Garcia, O., and Bashan, Y. 2015. Microalgal heterotrophic and mixotrophic culturing for bio-refining: From metabolic routes to techno-economics. In: Algal Biorefineries II: Products and Biorefinery Design. Prokop, A., Bajpai, R., Zappi, M. (Eds). Springer, New York, Berlin, Germany.AdobeLogo
  2. Meza, B., de-Bashan, L.E., Hernandez, J.-P., and Bashan, Y. 2015. Accumulation of intra-cellular polyphosphate in Chlorella vulgaris cells is related to indole-3-acetic acid produced by Azospirillum brasilense. Research in Microbiology. 166: 399-407.AdobeLogo