Bacteria in Agrobiology: Crop Ecosystems

  • Dinesh K. Maheshwari

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Abhinav Aeron, Sandeep Kumar, Piyush Pandey, D. K. Maheshwari
    Pages 1-36
  3. Ankit Kumar, Anil Prakash, B. N. Johri
    Pages 37-59
  4. M. Senthilkumar, R. Anandham, M. Madhaiyan, V. Venkateswaran, Tongmin Sa
    Pages 61-96
  5. K. Vijay Krishna Kumar, M. S. Reddy, J. W. Kloepper, K. S. Lawrence, X. G. Zhou, D. E. Groth et al.
    Pages 237-264
  6. Clara Pliego, Faina Kamilova, Ben Lugtenberg
    Pages 295-343
  7. Elke Jurandy Bran Nogueira Cardoso, Rafael Leandro de Figueiredo Vasconcellos, Carlos Marcelo Ribeiro, Marina Yumi Horta Miyauchi
    Pages 345-359
  8. Meenu Saraf, Shalini Rajkumar, Tithi Saha
    Pages 361-385
  9. Sandeep Kumar, Abhinav Aeron, Piyush Pandey, Dinesh Kumar Maheshwari
    Pages 387-405
  10. Swarnalee Dutta, Manjeet Kaur, Appa Rao Podile
    Pages 407-430
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 431-434

About this book


The future of agriculture strongly depends on our ability to enhance productivity without sacrificing long-term production potential. An ecologically and economically sustainable strategy is the application of microorganisms, such as the diverse bacterial species of plant growth promoting bacteria (PGPB). The use of these bio-resources for the enhancement of crop productivity is gaining worldwide importance. Bacteria in Agrobiology: Crop Ecosystems describes the beneficial role of plant growth promoting bacteria with special emphasis on oil yielding crops, cereals, fruits and vegetables. Chapters present studies on various aspects of bacteria-plant interactions, soil-borne and seed-borne diseases associated with food crops such as rice, sesame, peanuts, and horticultural crops. Further reviews describe technologies to produce inoculants, the biocontrol of post harvest pathogens as a suitable alternative to agrochemicals, and the restoration of degraded soils.


Bacteria-plant interactions Biofertilizers Crop productivity Plant Growth Promoting Bacteria Rhizosphere

Editors and affiliations

  • Dinesh K. Maheshwari
    • 1
  1. 1., Dept. of Botany MicrobiologyGurukul Kangri UniversityHaridwar (Uttarakhand)India

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