Microbial Inoculants in Sustainable Agricultural Productivity

Vol. 1: Research Perspectives

  • Dhananjaya Pratap Singh
  • Harikesh Bahadur Singh
  • Ratna Prabha

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. V. J. Szilagyi-Zecchin, Á. F. Mógor, G. G. O. Figueiredo
    Pages 1-21
  3. Ahmed Idris Hassen, F. L. Bopape, L. K. Sanger
    Pages 23-36
  4. Rajendran Vijayabharathi, Arumugam Sathya, Subramaniam Gopalakrishnan
    Pages 37-60
  5. V. Swarupa, K. Pavitra, K. S. Shivashankara, K. V. Ravishankar
    Pages 61-84
  6. Om Prakash, Rohit Sharma, Prashant Singh, Amit Yadav
    Pages 85-101
  7. Ashutosh Kumar Rai, D. P. Singh, Ratna Prabha, Manish Kumar, Lalan Sharma
    Pages 103-115
  8. Archna Suman, Ajar Nath Yadav, Priyanka Verma
    Pages 117-143
  9. Suseelendra Desai, G. Praveen Kumar, Leo Daniel Amalraj, D. J. Bagyaraj, R. Ashwin
    Pages 145-160
  10. Javier A. Andrés, Nicolás A. Pastor, Mauricio Ganuza, Marisa Rovera, María Marta Reynoso, Adriana Torres
    Pages 161-179
  11. D. V. Pathak, Mukesh Kumar
    Pages 197-209
  12. S. Rajendra Prasad, Umesh R. Kamble, K. V. Sripathy, K. Udaya Bhaskar, D. P. Singh
    Pages 211-228
  13. Chennappa Gurikar, M. K. Naik, M. Y. Sreenivasa
    Pages 229-244
  14. Deepak G. Panpatte, Yogeshvari K. Jhala, Harsha N. Shelat, Rajababu V. Vyas
    Pages 257-270
  15. S. B. Wann, B. Borah, R. Ahmed, B. Gogoi, P. Phukon, J. Baruah et al.
    Pages 271-295
  16. K. V. B. R. Tilak, C. Manoharachary
    Pages 297-309
  17. Deep Chandra Suyal, Ravindra Soni, Santosh Sai, Reeta Goel
    Pages 311-318
  18. Hemant J. Patil, Manoj K. Solanki
    Pages 319-343

About this book


How to achieve sustainable agricultural production without compromising environmental quality, agro-ecosystem function and biodiversity is a serious consideration in current agricultural practices. Farming systems’ growing dependency on chemical inputs (fertilizers, pesticides, nutrients etc.) poses serious threats with regard tocrop productivity, soil fertility, the nutritional value of farm produce, management of pests and diseases, agro-ecosystem well-being, and health issues for humans and animals. At the same time, microbial inoculants in the form of biofertilizers, plant growth promoters, biopesticides, soil health managers, etc. have gained considerable attention among researchers, agriculturists, farmers and policy makers.

The first volume of the book Microbial Inoculants in Sustainable Agricultural Productivity - Research Perspectives highlights the efforts of global experts with regard to various aspects of microbial inoculants. Emphasis is placed on recent advances in microbiological techniques for the isolation, characterization, identification and evaluation of functional properties using biochemical and molecular tools. The taxonomic characterization of agriculturally important microorganisms is documented, along with their applications in field conditions.

The book exploresthe identification, characterization and diversity analysis of endophytic microorganisms in various crops including legumes/ non-legumes, as well as the assessment of their beneficial impacts in the context of promotingplant growth. Moreover, it provides essential updates onthe diversity and role of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) and arbuscular mycorrhizal mycorrhizal fungi (AMF). Further chaptersexamine in detailbiopesticides, thehigh-density cultivation of bioinoculants in submerged culture, seed biopriming strategies for abiotic and biotic stress tolerance, andPGPR as abio-control agent. Given its content,the book offers a valuable resource for researchers involved in research and development concerningPGPR, biopesticides and microbial inoculants.


Biofertilizers Bio-Inoculants Biopesticides Microbial Identification Microbial Technology Omics Research Plant Growth Plant-Microbe Interaction Soil Health

Editors and affiliations

  • Dhananjaya Pratap Singh
    • 1
  • Harikesh Bahadur Singh
    • 2
  • Ratna Prabha
    • 3
  1. 1.Important MicroorganismsICAR-National Bureau of AgriculturallyMaunath BhanjanIndia
  2. 2.Dept of Mycology and Plant Pathology, InBanaras Hindu UniversityVaranasiIndia
  3. 3.Important MicroorganismsICAR-National Bureau of AgriculturallyMaunath BhanjanIndia

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