Plant-Microbe Interactions in Agro-Ecological Perspectives

Volume 2: Microbial Interactions and Agro-Ecological Impacts

  • Dhananjaya Pratap Singh
  • Harikesh Bahadur Singh
  • Ratna Prabha

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Guilherme Grodzki Oliveira Figueiredo, Valeria Rosa Lopes, Ricardo Cancio Fendrich, Vivian Jaskiw Szilagyi-Zecchin
    Pages 1-27
  3. Pablo Cornejo, Alex Seguel, Paula Aguilera, Sebastián Meier, John Larsen, Fernando Borie
    Pages 55-80
  4. Neveen B. Talaat, Bahaa T. Shawky
    Pages 101-133
  5. Md. Motaher Hossain, Farjana Sultana, Shaikhul Islam
    Pages 135-191
  6. Kulandaivelu Velmourougane, Garima Saxena, Radha Prasanna
    Pages 193-219
  7. Ane S. Simionato, Miguel O. P. Navarro, André R. Barazetti, Igor M. O. dos Santos, Flavia R. Spago, Andreas L. Chryssafidis et al.
    Pages 221-244
  8. Sumita Pal, H. B. Singh, Deep Ranjan Sarkar, Ranjeet Singh Yadav, Amitava Rakshit
    Pages 245-256
  9. Shivam Yadav, Shweta Rai, Ruchi Rai, Alka Shankar, Shilpi Singh, L. C. Rai
    Pages 257-277
  10. Pinkee Phukon, Joyashree Baruah, Debojit Kumar Sarmah, Brijmohan Singh Bhau
    Pages 279-305
  11. Sanjana Kaul, Malvi Choudhary, Tanwi Sharma, Manoj K. Dhar
    Pages 307-322
  12. Monika Jangir, Ritika Pathak, Satyawati Sharma
    Pages 323-339
  13. R. Krishnamoorthy, V. Venkateswaran, M. Senthilkumar, R. Anandham, G. Selvakumar, Kiyoon Kim et al.
    Pages 341-366
  14. Smita S. Kumar, Abudukeremu Kadier, Sandeep K. Malyan, Altaf Ahmad, Narsi R. Bishnoi
    Pages 367-394
  15. Mukesh Meena, Prashant Swapnil, Andleeb Zehra, Mohd Aamir, Manish Kumar Dubey, Jyoti Goutam et al.
    Pages 395-432
  16. Ashish A. Prabhu, Sushma Chityala, Dharanidaran Jayachandran, Narendra Naik, Veeranki Venkata Dasu
    Pages 433-453
  17. D. V. Pathak, Rashmi Yadav, Mukesh Kumar
    Pages 455-471
  18. Jai Godheja, S. K. Shekhar, D. R. Modi
    Pages 495-519
  19. Sushma Chityala, Vidhyadhar Nandana, Dharanidaran Jayachandran, Ashish A. Prabhu, Veeranki Venkata Dasu
    Pages 521-542
  20. Priyanka Verma, Ajar Nath Yadav, Vinod Kumar, Dhananjaya Pratap Singh, Anil Kumar Saxena
    Pages 543-580
  21. Saquib Mahmood, Nita Lakra, Avinash Marwal, N. M. Sudheep, Khalid Anwar
    Pages 581-591
  22. Sachin Gupta, Anshu Wali, Moni Gupta, Sudheer Kumar Annepu
    Pages 593-606
  23. Pallavi, Dinesh Chandra, A. K. Sharma
    Pages 607-626
  24. Pooja Kannojia, P. K. Sharma, Abhijeet K. Kashyap, Nazia Manzar, Udai B. Singh, Kamal Chaudhary et al.
    Pages 627-648
  25. Abhijeet S. Kashyap, Vijay K. Pandey, Nazia Manzar, Pooja Kannojia, Udai B. Singh, P. K. Sharma
    Pages 673-693
  26. Satyavir S. Sindhu, Anju Sehrawat, Ruchi Sharma, Anupma Dahiya, Aakanksha Khandelwal
    Pages 695-752
  27. Manish Kumar, Raghvendra Saxena, Rajesh Singh Tomar, Pankaj Kumar Rai
    Pages 753-763

About this book


This book puts an updated account on functional aspects of multiphasic microbial interactions within and between plants and their ecosystem. Multipronged interaction in the soil microbial communities with the plants constitute a relay of mechanisms that make profound changes in plant and its micro-environment in the rhizopshere at physiological, biochemical and molecular levels. In agro-ecological perspectives, such interactions are known to recycle nutrients and regulate signalling molecules, phytohormones and other small molecules that help plant growth and development. Such aspects are described deeply in this book taking examples from various crop plants and microbial systems. Authors described the most advantageous prospects of plant-microbe interaction in terms of inoculation of beneficial microorganisms (microbial inoculants) with the plants in which microbes proliferate in the root rhizosphere system and benefit plants' with definite functions like fixation of nitrogen, solubilization and mobilization of P, K, Zn and production of phytohormones. The subject of this book and the content presented herein has great relevance to the agro-ecological sustainability of crop plants with the help of microbial interactions.

The chapters presented focus on defining and assessing the impact of beneficial microbial interactions on different soils, crops and abiotic conditions. This volume entails about exploiting beneficial microbial interactions to help plants under abiotic conditions, microbe-mediated induced systemic tolerance, role of mycorrhizal interactions in improving plant tolerance against stresses, PGPR as nutrient mobilizers, phytostimulants, antagonists and biocontrol agents, plant interactions with Trichoderma and other bioagents for sustainable intensification in agriculture, cyanobacteria as PGPRs, plant microbiome for crop management and phytoremediation and rhizoremediation using microbial communities. The overall content entrust advanced knowledge and applicability of diversified biotechnological, techno-commercial and agro-ecological aspects of microbial interactions and inoculants as inputs, which upon inoculation with crop plants benefit them in multiple ways.


Soil Rhizosphere Plant biology Microbial communities Biological control Plant growth promotion

Editors and affiliations

  • Dhananjaya Pratap Singh
    • 1
  • Harikesh Bahadur Singh
    • 2
  • Ratna Prabha
    • 3
  1. 1.ICAR-National Bureau of Agriculturally Important MicroorganismsMaunath BhanjanIndia
  2. 2.Department of Mycology & Plant PathologyInstitute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, VaranasiVaranasiIndia
  3. 3.Chhattisgarh Swami Vivekanand Technical UniversityDurgIndia

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