Plant, Soil and Microbes

Volume 1: Implications in Crop Science

  • Khalid Rehman Hakeem
  • Mohd Sayeed Akhtar
  • Siti Nor Akmar Abdullah

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Siti Nor Akmar Abdullah, Mohd Sayeed Akhtar
    Pages 29-53
  3. Isabel Videira e Castro, Paula Fareleira, Eugénio Ferreira
    Pages 55-91
  4. Vivian A. Rincon-Florez, Lilia C. Carvalhais, Yash P. Dang, Peer M. Schenk
    Pages 93-102
  5. Sameen Ruqia Imadi, Kanwal Shazadi, Alvina Gul, Khalid Rehman Hakeem
    Pages 103-116
  6. Mahendrakar Sreenivasa Rao, Rajappa Umamaheswari, Khalkho Priti, Rompalli Rajinikanth, Gummala Nuthana Grace, Manoharan Kamalnath et al.
    Pages 117-148
  7. Asmat Rashid, Mohmad Ramzan Mir, Khalid Rehman Hakeem
    Pages 163-180
  8. Sohel S. Shaikh, Riyaz Z. Sayyed, M. S. Reddy
    Pages 181-201
  9. Isra Mahmood, Sameen Ruqia Imadi, Kanwal Shazadi, Alvina Gul, Khalid Rehman Hakeem
    Pages 253-269
  10. Hossain Kausar, Mohd. Razi Ismail, Halimi Mohd Saud, Zulkarami Berahim, Sheikh Hasna Habib, Radziah Othman et al.
    Pages 271-290
  11. Md. Aslam Khan, Wasim Ahmad, Bishwajeet Paul, Sangeeta Paul, Zehra Khan, Chetana Aggarwal
    Pages 317-352
  12. Berahim Zulkarami, Omar Mohd Husni, Mohd Saud Halimi, Mohd Monjurul Alam Mondal, Ismail Mohd Razi, Hossain Kausar
    Pages 353-366

About this book


The interactions between the plant, soil and microbes are complex in nature. Events may be antagonistic, mutualistic or synergistic, depending upon the types of microorganisms and their association with the plant and soil in question. Multi-trophic tactics can therefore be employed to nourish plants in various habitats and growth conditions. Understanding the mechanisms of these interactions is thus highly desired in order to utilize the knowledge in an ecofriendly and sustainable way. This holistic approach to crop improvement may not only resolve the upcoming food security issues, but also make the environment greener by reducing the chemical inputs. Plant, soil and microbe, Volume 1: Implications in Crop Science, along with the forthcoming Volume 2: Mechanisms and Molecular Interactions, provide detailed accounts of the exquisite and delicate balance between the three critical components of agronomy. Specifically, these two titles focus on the basis of nutrient exchange between the microorganisms and the host plants, the mechanism of disease protection and the recent molecular details emerged from studying this multi-tropic interaction. Together they aim to provide a solid foundation for the students, teachers, and researchers interested in soil microbiology, plant pathology, ecology and agronomy.


Abiotic and biotic stresses Biopesticides Pathogenic and symbiotic interaction Phytohormones Sustainable crop production

Editors and affiliations

  • Khalid Rehman Hakeem
    • 1
  • Mohd Sayeed Akhtar
    • 2
  • Siti Nor Akmar Abdullah
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of ForestryUniversiti Putra MalaysiaSerdangMalaysia
  2. 2.Institute of Tropical AgricultureUniversiti Putra MalaysiaSelangorMalaysia
  3. 3.Institute of Tropical AgricultureUniversiti Putra MalaysiaSelangorMalaysia

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