Plant Microbes Symbiosis: Applied Facets

  • Naveen KumarĀ Arora

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Jitendra Mishra, Sakshi Tewari, Sachin Singh, Naveen Kumar Arora
    Pages 37-75
  3. Vivek Kumar, Priyanku Teotia, Sandeep Bisht, Shivesh Sharma
    Pages 77-94
  4. Sandhya Mishra, Akanksha Singh, Chetan Keswani, Amrita Saxena, B. K. Sarma, H. B. Singh
    Pages 111-125
  5. Brijesh Kumar Yadav, Mohd. Sayeed Akhtar, Jitendra Panwar
    Pages 127-145
  6. Govindan Selvakumar, Periyasamy Panneerselvam, Gurupadam Hema Bindu, Arakalagud Nanjundaiah Ganeshamurthy
    Pages 193-208
  7. Muhammad Naveed, Ijaz Mehboob, M. Baqir Hussain, Zahir Ahmad Zahir
    Pages 209-239
  8. Kapudeep Karmakar, Anjul Rana, Asmita Rajwar, Manvika Sahgal, Bhavdish N. Johri
    Pages 241-258
  9. David L. Biate, Annu Kumari, K. Annapurna, Lakkineni Vithal Kumar, D. Ramadoss, Kiran K. Reddy et al.
    Pages 259-271
  10. Brahim Bouizgarne, K. Oufdou, Y. Ouhdouch
    Pages 273-295
  11. Samina Mehnaz
    Pages 297-314
  12. Antonietta Mello, Elisa Zampieri, Raffaella Balestrini
    Pages 315-326

About this book


Plants form mutualistic association with various microorganisms, particularly in the rhizosphere region. The association benefits both the partners in a number of ways. A single plant can support the growth of diverse microbes and in reciprocation these microbes help the plant in several ways. A great deal of knowledge is now available on the mechanisms of action of plant growth promotory microbes in forming association with their partner plant and benefitting it. With ever increasing population and to achieve food security it has become utmost necessary to utilize these friendly microbes to enhance the crop yield and quality in an ecofriendly and sustainable manner. We already know about the huge negative impact of chemicals used in agriculture on the humans and the ecosystems as whole. Plant Microbes Symbiosis: Applied Facets provides a comprehensive knowledge on practical, functional and purposeful utility of plant-microbe interactions. The book reviews the utilization of beneficial microbes for crop yield enhancement and protection against diseases caused by phytopathogens and nutrient deficiencies. The tome also reviews the utility of plant growth promotory microbes in helping the plants to deal with abiotic stresses imposed by climate change and anthropogenic activities. The book showcases how plant-microbe interactions are or can be utilized for reclamation of stressed soils and degradation of pollutants in a most effective and environment friendly manner. It also ascertains the reasons for the below par performance of the microbial based inoculants. The utilization of biotechnological tools for development of next generation bioformulations to combat the new challenges and overcome past hurdles has been discussed. This wonderful association between plants and microbes if used properly will not only enhance the crop yields and reclaim barren lands but also make our planet a better place to live on for all of its habitants. 


Bioformulation Biological control Biopesticide PGPR Rhizosphere

Editors and affiliations

  • Naveen KumarĀ Arora
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Environmental MicrobiologyBabasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar UniversityLucknowIndia

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