When the two are combined, the effects of each strain are slightly less intense. The ratio you choose will depend on if you're looking for a more. Grafting is an ancient gardening practice. In this article, we show you how to graft cannabis plants and grow multiple strains on a single mother. By combining different cannabis strains, you can create the effects you're looking for. Mixing marijuana strains can be a way to create a terpene profile that suits.
But the fact that it can produce therapeutic effects without making the user high has seen interest in CBD skyrocket. The compound reduces anxiety, can have a positive effect on mood, and when it is combined with THC, both cannabinoids are more effective. Moreover, CBD products manage to cancel out some of the psychoactive effects of THC thanks to its anti-psychotic properties. Researchers have drilled down on tetrahydrocannabivarin THCV lately and are confident that this cannabinoid is responsible for the energy boost that sativa strains are famed for.
This could help patients with diabetes and those struggling with obesity. The flavor and aroma of a cannabis strain comes solely from the terpene compounds.
Both terpenes and cannabinoids are found in the trichomes resin glands on cannabis — these are situated on the leaves and buds of the plant. The slight variation in cannabinoid and terpene profiles means that the synergistic effect is a little different from strain to strain — hence why similar strains can produce polar opposite effects.
Whether a plant is deemed an indica or sativa often depends on which terpenes are present — 0. Myrcene is an interesting terpene that has a significant effect in pretty much every strain it appears.
This compound, which is also found in mangoes, is thought to increase the amount of THC absorption into the brain, leading to a more intense high. Myrcene also has sedative properties. THC already has bronchodilatory effects, but terpenes such as pinene can help to increase these. Ready to start experimenting with the entourage effect and find a pair of strains that can enhance your high in some way? Here are some combinations that we enjoy.
These strains have little in common but pair them up and watch them fly. The diesel-like aroma of the Sour Diesel complements the fruity flavors of the Granddaddy Purple surprisingly well. As far as the effects go, this is an indica-sativa mix, so expect to feel the best of both — a sweet body high that leaves you sealed to the sofa, as well as cerebral activity that stimulates your creativity.
On its own, Sour Diesel is an energizing strain, like any good sativa. When you mix it with Granddaddy Purple, anticipate feeling chilled out, relaxed and with enough brainpower and will to concentrate on any jobs or creative projects. But a roughly equal mix should give you the sensations of a world-class hybrid.
To gain a general view on the performance of the strains in single, dual and triple combinations, we calculated the percentage of efficient treatments, i. The relative efficiency of the strains in the different modes of application strongly depended on the variety, yet some strains showed consistent differences between the three application modes: R84 was consistently more efficient when applied with one or two other strains than when applied alone.
The same was observed for S49 on Bintje and Lady Claire. Because the total bacterial cell density was not the same in single, dual and triple treatments OD of 0. We therefore tested the protective effect of selected single strains applied in the three different densities. Therefore, the high percentage of efficient treatments in triple combinations in Bintje that were observed despite overall lower cell density were likely due to synergetic effects between the strains, that were able to compensate the overall lower cell density.
Evaluation of combinatory competence of individual Pseudomonas strains when enlisted in single, double or triple combination treatments. For each Pseudomonas strain, all efficient treatments featuring the respective strain were counted per cultivar.
A Percentage of efficient treatments obtained per bacteria per treatment type 8 possible treatments per strain in double and 26 possible treatments in triple combinations.
B Overall number of efficient treatments per bacteria in single use or in combination with one or two other strains. The last criterion for strain selection was to ensure some diversity, both in terms of phylogeny and in terms of origin of isolation rhizosphere vs. When inoculated alone, three strains R32, R47 and S49 were able to inhibit fully the mycelial growth of P.
Interestingly, when either S19 or S35 were mixed with R32, the same complete inhibition of mycelial growth was observed as when R32 was inoculated alone. Here as well as in the leaf disk experiments, it should be noted that single strains were applied with an optical density of 0. We therefore tested whether cell density changes at the start of the experiment would influence the extent of mycelial growth inhibition and this was not the case for any of the strains Supplementary Figure S2.
Relative mycelial growth of P. Untreated controls represent P. Relative mycelial growth was calculated by dividing the mycelial area obtained in the respective treatments with that obtained in the untreated controls not exposed to bacteria.
Results are means of three replicates from the same experiment. They are expressed as treatment efficiency and calculated as above — relative mycelial growth. Preliminary experiments revealed that the total cell density of the strains in single or mixed applications influenced their effect on P.
When bacteria were applied at an OD of 0. In contrast to the observed antagonistic effects between S19 and other strains, some synergetic effects could also be seen in the experiment carried out with lower cell density: Likewise, mixing S49 with S35 resulted in more consistent less variable inhibition of zoospore release than either of the strains applied alone.
Relative zoospore release from P. Sporangia suspensions pre-mixed with saline instead of bacterial cell solution were used as untreated controls. Released zoospores were counted and the relative release rate was calculated by dividing values obtained for treatments by those obtained for the untreated controls. Results are means of three experiments with one sample per treatment.
They are expressed as treatment efficiency and calculated as above — relative zoospore release. Some of the results described above hinted at possible direct stimulating or inhibiting effects of strains on each other. For this experiment, all treatments had the same global cell density at the start of the experiment as estimated by optical density , meaning that each individual strain started with half the inoculum vs.
S35 and, to a lesser extent, R32, were inhibited in their growth in many of the dual and triple combinations compared to when they were inoculated alone, while R47 grew less well mainly in triple combinations but was not affected by dual combinations. A striking fact was observed in the case of S This inhibition of S35 in presence of either R32 or R47 was rescued when any additional strain was present, since S35 grew normally in all tripartite combinations tested, even in the combination with R32 and R Abundance of each bacterial strain alone and in dual vs.
Statistical analysis of the abundance of the five selected strains alone or in dual vs. Efficient control of late blight by bacterial biocontrol agents has been observed in few cases in greenhouse or even field experiments Puopolo et al. Indeed, in contrast to a synthetic molecule acting directly on a specific target of the pathogen, biocontrol agents that are applied, e. Ideally, control measures should target as many of these stages as possible to maximize efficiency.
One possible way to increase the chances for biocontrol agents to overcome the above-mentioned hurdles consists in using mixtures of strains rather than single agents, to increase both functional polyvalence targeting different stages of the pathogen life cycle and redundancy maximizing the chances of successful host plant colonization in various environmental conditions. Few studies compared the effect of such strain combinations with that of the respective strains applied alone, and they came to divergent conclusions: They observed good efficacy for each of the antagonist but no additive value of combining the three Pertot et al.
Using five commercially available biocontrol agents two based on Bacillus , one on Streptomyces and two on Trichoderma strains against Phytophthora ramorum in a detached leaf assay, Elliott et al. The performance of strain combinations compared to individual strains might also depend on the targeted disease, as observed in rice for a dual treatment of Trichoderma and Pseudomonas strains, which was more effective than its single constituents against blast caused by a fungus but not against blight caused by a bacterium Jambhulkar et al.
In contrast, protection against Ralstonia -induced wilt in tomato was much higher when a mixture of eight Pseudomonas strains was applied than when the strains were applied individually Hu et al. Most of the above-mentioned studies used strains available as commercial products or in strain collections; however, these strains might not be adapted to the plant host and its pathogens, depending on their origin of isolation.
Moreover, most screening efforts leading to the discovery and putative registration of antagonist strains have been done in in vitro experiments, which does not necessarily reflect the true antagonistic potential in planta or even in field conditions.
In the present study, we investigated whether protective effects of Pseudomonas strains would be higher when applied in combinations than as single strains. Using nine potato-associated Pseudomonas strains, we performed a leaf disk infection assay with all possible dual and triple combinations to circumvent the bias of the in vitro selection procedure.
We performed this leaf disk screening on three different potato cultivars since we expected that the strain performance would vary according to the host plant genotype and sensitivity to late blight. This, however, might be at least partially because the screening on Bintje was carried out on ten leaf disks, while only five leaf disks per treatment were analyzed for the other two cultivars see Material and Methods for the underlying reason.
Only one strain, P. In contrast, S49 could grow to the same level when co-incubated with any other strain we tested, except with R47, where it was slightly inhibited in its growth. Interestingly, when S35 was co-incubated with either R32 or R47, it could not be recovered after five days, suggesting strong inhibition or even killing of S35 by R32 and R Likewise, S49, which was offering significant protection on Victoria when applied alone, lost its activity when mixed with R47, while it kept it when mixed with other strains that did not interfere with its growth.
These results indicate that the mutual influence of strains on each other, when incubated in very low nutrient conditions, might be a useful parameter to investigate when designing microbial consortia for protection against diseases.
This latter combination was particularly interesting since it was efficient on all three cultivars, but when applied alone, neither strain was efficient on Bintje, only S19 was efficient on Lady Claire and only S49 was efficient on Victoria, thereby suggesting a synergetic effect between the two strains. We wondered whether such synergetic effects could be due to differential modes of action of the different strains, e.
Representative pictures of the effects of S19, S35, and S49 applied as single strains or in dual vs. A Leaf disk assay on the three cultivars; B mycelial growth; C zoospore release with total bacterial cell densities of 0.
Please see Materials and Methods for details. In the natural leaf infection cycle, as well as in our leaf disk assays, the infection starts with a sporangium that, depending on temperature, can either directly germinate or release motile zoospores Fry, Originally we aimed at investigating the effects of the five selected strains on these two processes but due to unknown reasons and despite repeated trials in different conditions, the harvested P.
We therefore focused on analyzing how the five selected strains would affect this important route of infection in single, dual and triple combinations. Interestingly, the strain inhibiting this stage of P. However, mixing S19 with any other strain but S49 led to loss of the activity. Among triple combinations, all those containing both S35 and S49 led to significant inhibition of zoospore release, suggesting good tolerance of these strains toward additional members of the tripartite consortium.
In summary, our screening of different treatments of single, dual and triple strain combinations against P. The successful combination of S19 and S49 could be explained by their different mode of action: In previous studies, we had considered S19, S35 and even S49 as among the lesser active strains, because our activity screening was performed mostly on in vitro tests assessing mycelial growth inhibition in dual assays Guyer et al.
Interestingly, when screening for protection using leaf disks rather than in vitro assays, these three phyllosphere strains turned out to be the most promising ones, which might be due to a particular ability to survive on leaf tissues or to cope with plant defenses.
This good compatibility of strains sharing the same — phyllosphere — origin was not observed when mixing strains from the phyllosphere with strains from the rhizosphere, which might indicate that these strains have different requirements with respect to environmental conditions. In addition to leaf blight, P. In contrast to foliar blight, tuber blight was shown in an earlier study to be efficiently controlled by a mixture of four strains, among which three were fluorescent pseudomonads Slininger et al.
These strains were originally isolated from suppressive soils supplemented with tuber slices Schisler and Slininger, and their protection efficacy was much higher in the mixture than with either of the strains applied alone, which highlights the potential of such host plant- or even host-tissue derived consortia to fight oomycete diseases. Overall, our study clearly shows the potential added value of combining different, but compatible strains, with the example of a dual combination that led to stronger and more consistent protection than that obtained with the single strains.
This study also highlights the complexity of interactions taking place even in such limited tripartite consortia. When increasing the number of partners, much higher complexity shall be expected, opening a wide range of fascinating questions related to the role of each strain in the consortium and the broader community Lindemann et al.
Such recruited microbes might then be assembled in synthetic communities and investigated for protective potential against the original pathogen, as well as for other desired features to be conferred to the plant.
This new and booming field of microbiome management is likely to provide innovative alternatives to our current ways of protecting plants against diseases Herrera Paredes et al. LW and MDV designed the research. MDV analyzed the data. The authors declare that the research was conducted in the absence of any commercial or financial relationships that could be construed as a potential conflict of interest.
The authors are grateful to Dr. Brice Dupuis, and Dr. Katia Gindro for access and management of laboratories, and to Dr. The Supplementary Material for this article can be found online at: Results are expressed as treatment efficiency — relative infection severity in each treatment compared with the untreated leaf disks , with means and standard errors of 15 replicates for Bintje, Lady Claire and Victoria.
Results are means of four replicates from the same experiment. Released zoospores were counted and the relative release rate was calculated by dividing values obtained for treatments by those obtained for the untreated controls see Materials and Methods for details. National Center for Biotechnology Information , U. Journal List Front Microbiol v.
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No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms. Abstract Late blight caused by Phytophthora infestans is considered as the most devastating disease of potato and is a re-emerging problem worldwide. Introduction Sustainable crop production faces the challenge of maintaining high yields to meet the food requirements of an increasing world population while limiting its own environmental impact. Materials and Methods Bacterial Strains and Culture Media Nine Pseudomonas strains were selected from a collection of strains isolated from the rhizosphere R and from shoots S of field grown potato plants, based on their in vitro activity against P.
Phytophthora infestans and Culture Media Phytophthora infestans isolate Rec01 originally isolated by H. Effects of Single Strains vs. Strain Combinations on Disease Protection in a Leaf Disk Assay The 3rd and 4th leaves of greenhouse grown potato plants of the cultivars Bintje, Lady Claire and Victoria were harvested 7 weeks after emergence.
Effects of Strain Combinations on P. Statistical Analyses All statistical analyses were performed using R software Sasaki et al. Results Disease-Inhibiting Effects of Nine Pseudomonas Strains in Single, Dual and Triple Combinations Nine Pseudomonas strains previously isolated from the rhizosphere R or phyllosphere S of field-grown potatoes and displaying various levels of Phytophthora -inhibiting activity in vitro were selected for this experiment.
Open in a separate window. Table 1 Properties of the five selected Pseudomonas strains. Phylogenetic analysis was based on De Vrieze et al. HCN and Phenazines are listed as the two major known determinants of anti-Phytophthora activity Hunziker et al. Zoospore Release Affected by Five Selected Strains and Their Dual and Triple Combinations Preliminary experiments revealed that the total cell density of the strains in single or mixed applications influenced their effect on P.
Survival and Growth of Five Selected Strains Alone and in Their Dual and Triple Combinations Some of the results described above hinted at possible direct stimulating or inhibiting effects of strains on each other.
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