Bacteria in Agrobiology: Plant Growth Responses (Google eBook)

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Dinesh K. Maheshwari
Springer Science & Business Media, Jun 23, 2011 - Science - 370 pages
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The future of agriculture strongly depends on our ability to enhance productivity without sacrificing long-term production potential. An ecologically and economically sustainable strategy is the application of microorganisms, such as the diverse bacterial species of plant growth promoting bacteria (PGPB). The use of these bio-resources for the enhancement of crop productivity is gaining worldwide importance.

“Bacteria in Agrobiology: Plant Growth Responses” describes the application of various bacteria in plant growth promotion and protection, including symbiotic, free living, rhizospheric, endophytic, methylotrophic, diazotrophic and filamentous species.

  

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This is a well featured, nicely written and edited book especially for microbiology researchers.
Much helpful.
Hats off to Maheshwari Sir.

Contents

Genetic and Phenotypic Diversity of Plant Growth Promoting Bacilli
1
Bacillus mojavensis Its Endophytic Nature the Surfactins and Their Role in the Plant Response to Infection by Fusarium verticillioides
21
Use of PlantAssociated Bacillus Strains as Biofertilizers and Biocontrol Agents in Agriculture
41
Mechanisms of Fluorescent Pseudomonads That Mediate Biological Control of Phytopathogens and Plant Growth Promotion of Crop Plants
77
Role of Pseudomonas aurantiaca in Crop Improvement
107
What Is Expected from the Genus Azospirillum as a Plant GrowthPromoting Bacteria?
123
Plasmid Plasticity in the PlantAssociated Bacteria of the Genus Azospirillum
139
Enterobacter Role in Plant Growth Promotion
159
Endophytic Actinomycetes Biocontrol Agents and Growth Promoters
201
Bacteria Associated with Orchid Roots
221
Diversity and Beneficial Interactions Among Methylobacterium and Plants
259
ActinobacteriaPlant Interactions A Boon to Agriculture
285
Functional Significance of Insect Gut Bacteria and Their Role in Host Insect Processes Development and Crop Production
309
Potentials for Biological Control of Plant Diseases by Lysobacter spp with Special Reference to Strain SBK88
335
Index
365
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NitrogenFixing Endophytic Bacteria for Improved Plant Growth
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