Bacteria in Agrobiology: Crop Productivity, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 3642372414
  • ISBN-13: 9783642372414
  • DDC: 630.276
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 507 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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The future of agriculture greatly depends on our ability to enhance productivity without sacrificing long-term production potential. The application of microorganisms, such as the diverse bacterial species of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR), represents an ecologically and economically sustainable strategy. The use of these bio-resources for the enhancement of crop productivity is gaining importance worldwide.Bacteria in Agrobiology: Crop Productivity focus on the role of beneficial bacteria in crop growth, increased nutrient uptake and mobilization, and defense against phytopathogens. Diverse group of agricultural crops and medicinal plants are described as well as PGPR-mediated bioremediation leading to food security.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Endophytic Bacteria: A Biotechnological Potential in Agrobiology System.
2: Beneficial Effects of Plant Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria on Improved Crop Production: Prospects for Developing Economies.
3: Role of Plant Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria for Commercially Grown Medicinal Plants.
4: Rhizosphere Bacteria from Coastal Sand Dunes and Their Applications in Agriculture.
5: Plant-Associated Bacteria in Nitrogen Nutrition in Crops, with Special Reference to Rice and Banana.
6: Potential of Rhizobia in Productivity Enhancement of Macrotyloma uniflorum L. and Phaseolus vulgaris L. Cultivated in the Western Himalaya.
7: Root Nodule and Rhizosphere Bacteria for Forage Legume Growth Promotion and Disease Management.
8: Bioinoculants: Understanding Chickpea Rhizobia in Providing Sustainable Agriculture.
9: Plant Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria as Zinc Mobilizers: A Promising Approach for Cereals Biofortification.
10: Functional Aspect of Phosphate-Solubilizing Bacteria: Importance in Crop Production.
11: The Role of Siderophores in Plant Growth-Promoting Bacteria.
12: Role of Microbial Siderophores in Improving Crop Productivity in Wheat.
13: Induction of Plant Defense Response and Its Impact on Productivity.
14: Plant Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria for Plant Immunity.
15: Integrated Diseases Management in Groundnut for Sustainable Productivity.
16: The Effects of Volatile Metabolites from Rhizobacteria on Arabidopsis thaliana.
17: Exopolysaccharides of Paenibacillus polymyxa Rhizobacteria in Plant–Bacterial Interactions.
18: Interactions in Rhizosphere for Bioremediation of Heavy Metals.
19: The State of the Rhizoinhabitants in Bridging the Gap Between Plant Productivity and Persuasiveness During Remediation.