Microbes for Legume Improvement

  • Almas Zaidi
  • Mohammad Saghir Khan
  • Javed Musarrat

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Encarna Velázquez, Paula García-Fraile, Martha-Helena Ramírez-Bahena, Raúl Rivas, Eustoquio Martínez-Molina
    Pages 1-43
  3. Esther Menéndez, Pilar Martínez-Hidalgo, Luis R. Silva, Encarna Velázquez, Pedro F. Mateos, Alvaro Peix
    Pages 45-74
  4. Azeem Khalid, Zulfiqar Ahmad, Shahid Mahmood, Tariq Mahmood, Muhammad Imran
    Pages 95-118
  5. Rabindranath Bhattacharyya, Sandip Das, Raktim Bhattacharya, Madhurima Chatterjee, Abhijit Dey
    Pages 119-133
  6. Mario Andrade Lira Junior, Giselle Gomes Monteiro Fracetto, Ademir Sérgio Ferreira Araújo, Felipe José Cury Fracetto, Rafaela Simão Abrahão Nóbrega, Krisle Silva et al.
    Pages 135-151
  7. Luciano Kayser Vargas, Camila Gazolla Volpiano, Bruno Brito Lisboa, Adriana Giongo, Anelise Beneduzi, Luciane Maria Pereira Passaglia
    Pages 153-174
  8. Almas Zaidi, Mohammad Saghir Khan, Asfa Rizvi, Saima Saif, Bilal Ahmad, Mohd. Shahid
    Pages 175-197
  9. José-Miguel Barea, Rosario Azcón, Concepción Azcón-Aguilar
    Pages 199-225
  10. Mohd. Saghir Khan, Almas Zaidi, Asfa Rizvi, Saima Saif
    Pages 261-276
  11. Muhammad Naveed, Muhammad Zahir Aziz, Muhammad Yaseen
    Pages 277-299
  12. Muhammad Naveed, M. Baqir Hussain, Ijaz Mehboob, Zahir Ahmad Zahir
    Pages 341-365
  13. Saima Saif, Almas Zaidi, Mohd. Saghir Khan, Asfa Rizvi
    Pages 367-385
  14. Metin Turan, Nurgül Kitir, Erdal Elkoca, Deniz Uras, Ceren Ünek, Emrah Nikerel et al.
    Pages 387-404
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 405-412

About this book


This book presents in-depth insights into strategies involving plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR), including symbiotic/asymbiotic nitrogen fixers and associative/endophyte bacteria, phosphate-solubilizing microbes, as well as arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and their active biomolecules in legume production. It also examines the latest research findings on the taxonomic status of rhizobia and signal molecules affecting rhizobia-legume symbiosis to improve readers’ understanding of the cultivation of legumes in conventional and derelict soil. 

The agronomically important microflora broadly discussed have offered solutions to some of the problems associated with expensive fertilizers used in many production systems. This second edition provides an overview of metal toxicity to legumes and presents strategies for the abatement of metal toxicity to legumes.

Aimed at professionals, practitioners, researchers and graduate students in microbiology, crop sciences, 

soil microbiology, biotechnology and environmental microbiology, the book focuses on the basic concepts and practical aspects of useful soil microbiota in legume production. 


phosphate-solubilizing microorganisms rhizobia-legume symbiosis nitrogen-fixing bacteria sustainable legume production plant growth promoting microorganisms biotechnology

Editors and affiliations

  • Almas Zaidi
    • 1
  • Mohammad Saghir Khan
    • 2
  • Javed Musarrat
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept of Agricultural Microbiology, Faculty of Agricultural SciencesAligarh Muslim UniversityAligarhIndia
  2. 2.Dept of Agricultural Microbiology, Faculty of Agricultural SciencesAligarh Muslim UniversityAligarhIndia
  3. 3.Dept of Agricultural Microbiology, Faculty of Agricultural SciencesAligarh Muslim UniversityAligarhIndia

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