, Volume 18, Issue 3, pp 275–281 | Cite as

Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria

Potential microbes for sustainable agriculture
  • Jay Shankar SinghEmail author
General / Article


Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR) are a group of bacteria that enhances plant growth and yield via various plant growth promoting substances as well as biofertilizers. Given the negative environmental impact of artificial fertilizers and their increasing costs, the use of beneficial soil microorganisms such as PGPR for sustainable and safe agriculture has increased globally during the last couple of decades. PGPR as biofertilizers are well recognized as efficient soil microbes for sustainable agriculture and hold great promise in the improvement of agriculture yields.


Agriculture biofertilizers PGPR sustainable agriculture 


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© Indian Academy of Sciences 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Environment Microbiology School for Environmental SciencesBB Ambedkar (Central) UniversityLucknowIndia

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