Cited 125 times since 1987 (3.4 per year) source: EuropePMC Journal of bacteriology, Volume 169, Issue 6, 1 1 1987, Pages 2769-2773 Flagella of a plant-growth-stimulating Pseudomonas fluorescens strain are required for colonization of potato roots. De Weger LA, van der Vlugt CI, Wijfjes AH, Bakker PA, Schippers B, Lugtenberg B

The role of motility in the colonization of potato roots by Pseudomonas bacteria was studied. Four Tn5-induced flagella-less mutants of the plant-growth-stimulating P. fluorescens WCS374 appeared to be impaired in their ability to colonize growing potato roots.

J Bacteriol. 1987 6;169(6):2769-2773