Plant-Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR) and Medicinal Plants

  • Dilfuza Egamberdieva
  • Smriti Shrivastava
  • Ajit Varma

Part of the Soil Biology book series (SOILBIOL, volume 42)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Smriti Shrivastava, Dilfuza Egamberdieva, Ajit Varma
    Pages 1-16
  3. Plant Improvement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Zakaria M. Solaiman, Hossain Md Anawar
      Pages 19-41
    3. Mansour Ghorbanpour, Mehrnaz Hatami, Khalil Kariman, Kazem Khavazi
      Pages 43-70
    4. Rajendran Vijayabharathi, Arumugam Sathya, Subramaniam Gopalakrishnan
      Pages 71-88
    5. Shivesh Sharma, Vasudha Singh, Vivek Kumar, Shikha Devi, Keshav Prasad Shukla, Ashish Tiwari et al.
      Pages 109-131
  4. Alleviation Plant Stress

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Sher Muhammad Shahzad, Muhammad Saleem Arif, Muhammad Ashraf, Muhammad Abid, Muhammad Usman Ghazanfar, Muhammad Riaz et al.
      Pages 135-166
  5. Biological Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
    2. Ram Prasad, Manoj Kumar, Ajit Varma
      Pages 247-260
  6. Mechanism of Action

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 261-261
    2. Maricel Valeria Santoro, Lorena Cappellari, Walter Giordano, Erika Banchio
      Pages 263-285
    3. Dilfuza Egamberdieva, Jaime A. Teixeira da Silva
      Pages 287-303
    4. Shivangi Upadhyay, Monika Koul, Rupam Kapoor
      Pages 323-337
  7. PGPR: Diversity and Characterization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 339-339
    2. Pranay Jain, Ram Kumar Pundir
      Pages 341-357
    3. Satwant Kaur Gosal, Amita Mehta
      Pages 359-380
    4. Anjali Chauhan, C. K. Shirkot, Rajesh Kaushal, D. L. N. Rao
      Pages 381-412
    5. Verónica Vogt, Javier A. Andrés, Marisa Rovera, Liliana Sabini, Susana B. Rosas
      Pages 413-430
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 431-442

About this book


This book describes the various applications of microorganisms in improving plant growth, health and the efficiency of phytochemical production.

The chapters trace topics such as the role of PGPRs in improving salt stress and heavy metal tolerance in plants; the prevention and control of plant diseases; boosting soil fertility and agriculture productivity; the induction of secondary metabolite biosynthesis in medicinal and aromatic plants; the enhancement of phytochemical levels, and the action mechanisms, diversity and characterization of PGPRs. The reviews will be of interest for scientists in the fields of agriculture, microbiology, soil biology, plant breeding and herbal medicinal products.


Herbal medicinal products Phytochemicals Phytohormones Plant secondary metabolites Plant stress tolerance Rhizoshpere microflora Soil health

Editors and affiliations

  • Dilfuza Egamberdieva
    • 1
  • Smriti Shrivastava
    • 2
  • Ajit Varma
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Biotechnology and Microbiology, Faculty of Biology and Soil ScienceNational University of UzbekistanTashkentUzbekistan
  2. 2.Amity Institute of Microbial Technology (AIMT)Amity University Uttar PradeshNoidaIndia
  3. 3.Amity Institute of Microbial Technology (AIMT)Amity University Uttar PradeshNoidaIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-13400-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-13401-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1613-3382
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-4831
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