Bacteria in Agrobiology: Crop Productivity

  • Dinesh K. Maheshwari
  • Meenu Saraf
  • Abhinav Aeron

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Paulo Teixeira Lacava, João Lúcio Azevedo
    Pages 1-44
  3. B. Karthikeyan, U. Sakthivel, J. Sriman Narayanan
    Pages 65-76
  4. Md. Abdul Baset Mia, Md. Motaher Hossain, Zulkifli Haji Shamsuddin, M. Tofazzal Islam
    Pages 97-126
  5. Fauzia Yusuf Hafeez, Muhammad Abaid-Ullah, Muhammad Nadeem Hassan
    Pages 217-235
  6. Mohammad Saghir Khan, Ees Ahmad, Almas Zaidi, Mohammad Oves
    Pages 237-263
  7. Ana Fernández Scavino, Raúl O. Pedraza
    Pages 265-285
  8. Prashant Sarode, Makarand Rane, Meghraj Kadam, Sudhir Chincholkar
    Pages 287-308
  9. Louis-Philippe Hamel, Nathalie Beaudoin
    Pages 309-327
  10. Marilyn Sumayo, Sa-Youl Ghim
    Pages 329-349
  11. Thounaojam Nevita, Piyush Pandey, Dinesh Kumar Maheshwari, Anchal Sood
    Pages 439-461
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 497-507

About this book


The future of agriculture greatly depends on our ability to enhance productivity without sacrificing long-term production potential. The application of microorganisms, such as the diverse bacterial species of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR), represents an ecologically and economically sustainable strategy. The use of these bio-resources for the enhancement of crop productivity is gaining importance worldwide.

Bacteria in Agrobiology: Crop Productivity focus on the role of beneficial bacteria in crop growth, increased nutrient uptake and mobilization, and defense against phytopathogens. Diverse group of agricultural crops and medicinal plants are described as well as PGPR-mediated bioremediation leading to food security.


Cereals Plant Growth Promoting Bacteria Rhizobacteria Rice Siderophores

Editors and affiliations

  • Dinesh K. Maheshwari
    • 1
  • Meenu Saraf
    • 2
  • Abhinav Aeron
    • 3
  1. 1., Dept. of Botany MicrobiologyGurukul Kangri UniversityHaridwar (Uttarakhand)India
  2. 2.University School of Sciences, Dep. Microbiology and BiotechnologyGujarat UniversityAhmedabadIndia
  3. 3.Faculty of Microbiology, Department of BiosciencesDAV (PG) CollegeMuzaffarnagarIndia

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