Plant Growth Promoting Actinobacteria

A New Avenue for Enhancing the Productivity and Soil Fertility of Grain Legumes

  • Gopalakrishnan Subramaniam
  • Sathya Arumugam
  • Vijayabharathi Rajendran

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Salam Nimaichand, Asem Mipeshwaree Devi, Wen-Jun Li
    Pages 1-16
  3. R. Jog, G. Nareshkumar, S. Rajkumar
    Pages 33-45
  4. Manoj Kumar Solanki, Mukesh Kumar Malviya, Zheng Wang
    Pages 63-81
  5. Mariaddhas Valan Arasu, Galal Ali Esmail, Naif Abdullah Al-Dhabi, Karuppiah Ponmurugan
    Pages 83-98
  6. N. Aggarwal, S. K. Thind, S. Sharma
    Pages 99-121
  7. K. Swarnalakshmi, M. Senthilkumar, B. Ramakrishnan
    Pages 123-145
  8. M. Solans, G. Vobis, L. Jozsa, L. G. Wall
    Pages 161-177
  9. Francisco X. Nascimento, Márcio J. Rossi, Bernard R. Glick
    Pages 179-192
  10. Minakshi Grover, Shrey Bodhankar, M. Maheswari, Ch. Srinivasarao
    Pages 203-212
  11. K. S. Subramanian, Iniyakumar Muniraj, Sivakumar Uthandi
    Pages 233-247
  12. A. Sathya, R. Vijayabharathi, S. Gopalakrishnan
    Pages 263-274
  13. P. Ponmurugan, V. Elango, A. Sathya, R. Vijayabharathi, S. Gopalakrishnan
    Pages 275-286
  14. K. R. K. Reddy, G. Jyothi, Ch. Sowjanya, K. Kusumanjali, N. Malathi, K. R. N. Reddy
    Pages 287-298

About this book


Global yields of legumes have been relatively stagnant for the last five decades, despite the adoption of conventional and molecular breeding approaches. The use of plant growth-promoting (PGP) bacteria for improving agricultural production, soil and plant health has become one of the most attractive strategies for developing sustainable agriculture. Actinomycetes are bacteria that play an important role in PGP and plant protection, produce secondary metabolites of commercial interest, and their use is well documented in wheat, rice, beans, chickpeas and peas. In order to promote legumes, the general assembly of the UN recently declared 2016 the “International Year of Pulses.” In view of this development, this book illustrates how PGP actinomycetes can improve grain yield and soil fertility, improve control of insect pests and phytopathogens, and enhance host-plant resistance. It also addresses special topics of current interest, e.g. the role of PGP actinomycetes in the biofortification of legume seeds and bioremediation of heavy metals.


Actinomycetes Crop protection Grain legumes Plant growth promotion Soil fertility

Editors and affiliations

  • Gopalakrishnan Subramaniam
    • 1
  • Sathya Arumugam
    • 2
  • Vijayabharathi Rajendran
    • 3
  1. 1.Bio-Control, Grain LegumesICRISATPatancheru, Hyderabad, TelanganaIndia
  2. 2.Bio-Control, Grain LegumesICRISATPatancheru, Hyderabad, TelanganaIndia
  3. 3.Bio-Control, Grain LegumesICRISATPatancheru, Hyderabad, TelanganaIndia

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