Plant-Bacteria Interactions: Strategies and Techniques to Promote Plant Growth

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Iqbal Ahmad, John Pichtel, Shamsul Hayat
John Wiley & Sons, Sep 8, 2008 - Science - 330 pages
Here, an extremely experienced team of authors from five different continents provides a timely review of progress in the use and exploitation of soil bacteria to improve crop and plant growth. They present novel ideas on how to grow better, more successful crops, in an environmentally sound way, making this invaluable reading for those working in the pharmaceutical, biotechnological and agricultural industries.

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2 Physicochemical Approaches to Studying Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria
3 Physiological and Molecular Mechanisms of Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria PGPR
4 A Review on the Taxonomy and Possible Screening Traits of Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria
5 Diversity and Potential of Nonsymbiotic Diazotrophic Bacteria in Promoting Plant Growth
6 Molecular Mechanisms Underpinning Colonization of a Plant by Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria
7 Quorum Sensing in Bacteria Potential in Plant Health Protection
8 Pseudomonas aurantiaca SR1 Plant Growth Promoting Traits Secondary Metabolites and Crop Inoculation Response
10 Principles Applications and Future Aspects of ColdAdapted PGPR
11 RhamnolipidProducing PGPR and Their Role in DampingOff Disease Suppression
12 Practical Applications of Rhizospheric Bacteria in Biodegradation of Polymers from Plastic Wastes
13 Microbial Dynamics in the Mycorrhizosphere with Special Reference to Arbuscular Mycorrhizae
14 SaltTolerant Rhizobacteria Plant Growth Promoting Traits and Physiological Characterization Within Ecologically Stressed Environments
15 The Use of Rhizospheric Bacteria to Enhance Metal Ion Uptake by Water Hyacinth Eichhornia crassipe Mart

9 RiceRhizobia Association Evolution of an Alternate Niche of Beneficial PlantBacteria Association

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About the author (2008)

Iqbal Ahmad is Reader / Associate Professor in Microbiology at Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India. His research interest in this area includes microbial diversity, PGPR, and metal-microbe interactions. Iqbal Ahmad has published 50 research papers and edited two books.

John Pichtel is Professor of Natural Resource and Environmental Management at Ball State University, Indiana, USA. He has published more than 40 scientific articles, and is member of several professional bodies including Certified Professional Soil Specialist, American Society of Agronomy.

Shamsul Hayat holds a senior faculty position in the department of botany at the Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India. His major areas of research are phytohormones and heavy metal stress in plants and biofertilizers. Shamsul Hayat has edited three books and published more than 50 research papers.

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